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2020 Timber Framing Workshops at Fox Maple

ReciprocalFrameFoxMaple72IMG3070Revised 2020 Workshop Schedule

Introductory Timber Framing, August 17-22
Advanced Timber Framing, August 24-29
Combined Intro & Advanced, August 17-29

The upcoming Timber Framing Workshop series scheduled to begin on August 17th is all a go at this moment. We will be practicing the latest CDC and state of Maine guidelines, i.e., masks, distancing, etc., but we have a spacious and secluded 40 acre campus site at the end of the road, along with a spacious workshop, so this should pose no problem in carrying out the workshop. We have also limited the course to 15 students, and currently have three spots open for anyone still wishing to join us for 2020.

We hope everyone remains safe and well in these difficult times and hope you can join us in what promises to be another great Fox Maple Workshop experience in 2020.

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Our latest workshop project in Costa Rica, November 2019. The project was a 12 sided reciprocal roof structure in teak. The 12 posts were scribe fit to giant stones. Only the top 1/3 of the stones are visible in the photo.You can see more pics of this and other workshop projects on our facebook page by clicking the link at the top of the this page.

Stuff we do

Spring 2014 Reciprocal Roof Advanced Timber Frame course project

Fox Maple Nosara timber frameSpring 2015 Student paring 1/2 Dovetail
Tie Beam tenon

Four Valley system cut as the Spring 2015 Advanced Timber Framing Course Project.

Asturias, Spain Summer 2008


Patagonia, Winter 2006

Nosara CR Winter 2015 Timber Framing Workshop Project

The Chappell Universal Framing Square!!!
The First Innovation in the Framing Square in 110 Years.

The Master Framer model #1824 and the Traveler model #1218 each have the unique, patented Chappell Universal Square rafter tables. The front side body has a comprehensive Equal Pitched Rafter TChappellUniversalSquare1824Sable for determining layout of hip and valley roof systems with common pitches ranging from 2/12 to 18/12. The front side tongues have Unequal Pitch Rafter Tables for unequal roof systems ranging from 4/12 to 15/12 with a main common pitch of 12/12. The back side bodies have comprehensive Rafter Tables for 6 and 8 sided polygons. The backside tongues have Unequal Pitch Rafter Tables for roof systems with a main roof of 9/12.

Made of 13 gauge stainless steel with deep etched rulings and tables, this square will last a lifetime. The Master Framer, model #1824 has a body 2" x24" and a tongue of 1-1/2" x 18". The Traveler, model #1218 has a body 2" x 18" and a tongue of 1-1/2" x 12".
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Fox Maple Press
Joiners' Quarterly began publishing technical information about Timber Framing and Traditional Building in 1983.

Traditional timber framing and joinery techniques are at the core of the editorial content, but Natural Building is an important aspect because traditional building, by virtue of its pure and simple approach, is natural building. Timber, Straw, Wood & Clay; these were the traditional materials of the past, but today we think of them as Alternative Building. JQ offers insightful, technical articles about how to make traditional timber framing, combined with natural building systems, appropriate once again to build houses that will last for many generations. Craftsmanship is a key essential to any building endeavor. Articles in JQ and editorial content take this as the first essential, and present it as such. JQ Back issues offer a unique glimpse into the revival of timber framing through insightful articles.
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Setting up the center lines

on a curved teak tie beam in
Costa Rica workshop.






Assembling English Joint in
Spring 2014 Introductory Workshop

FMFrame2015IMG1322Frames For Sale
The previously posted frames have been sold, but we do have the Spring 2019 workshop frame available for sale. It is a 2 bent, 16x20, High-Posted Queen Post frame with two joined valley eyebrow dormers (similar to the dormer in the photo to the left). The dormers were cut in the Advanced Workshop.Email for further info.
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Spring 2015 Workshop Project 20 x 32 High Post Hammerbeam Cape.


Nosara, Costa Rica 2014 Timber Framing workshop frame


Time Flies! 2017 marks
Fox Maple's 35th year of teaching
Perfection & Grace.

Upcoming in 2020

imber Framing Workshop
at Fox Maple 2020

Intro TF August 17-22
Advanced TF August 24-29
Combined August 17-29

For More Info

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ADVANCED Timber Framing
Gold Medalist
2013 Benjamin Franklin
Book Awards

Silver Medalist
2013 IPPY Book Awards


First Edition of
ADVANCED Timber Framing
At last, this long awaited book is now in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
This is a 368 page, hard cover volume that is jam packed with information about the design and construction of compound timber framed roof systems. From history to Design and Execution, Advanced
Timber Framing has it all covered.
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New Revised Edition
A Timber Framer's Workshop

This 272 pg. Revised Edition has over 150 new photos and includes updated engineering and comprehensive in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings. Click on the book cover for more info or
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Timber Framing Mallets
Available at the Fox Maple Web Store

Clearing Out the
Barn Sale

2 New Frames now
Available for sale!!!

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Chappell Universal Square


Chappell Universal Square & Rule Store
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