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Advanced TF CoverADVANCED Timber Framing: Joinery, Design & Construction of Timber Frame Roof Systems

2013 Benjamin Franklin Book Award Gold Medal Winner
2013 IPPY Book Award
Silver Medal Winner

Starting with a comprehensive history of medieval hip and valley roof systems, to detailed descriptions about how to design even the most intricate compound joinery detail, Advanced Timber Framing
opens a broad doorway to both the professional builder and novice alike to expand their creativity.
This hard cover First Edition has 368 pages and over 900 four color photos, along with hundreds of drawings and illustrations detailing a broad variety of specific joinery details.

ISBN-10: 1-889269-03-4 Hard Cover: 368 pages, over 900 4/C photos & illus. Cover Price: $75.00
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Joinery, Design & Construction of Traditional Timber Frames

by Steve Chappell

This revised edition is a 272 page workbook that includes comprehensive in-depth technical information on the joinery, design and construction of Traditional Timber Frames. Illustrated with over 500 photos and CAD drawings, with over 150 new in this edition. Included are Frame Plans, design and engineering formulae, rule-of-thumb design and engineering guidelines, shop setup, builder's math, joinery design criteria, practical timber framing tips, tools and more. If you are an architect, engineer, builder or an aspiring owner builder wishing to build your own timber frame, A Timber Framer's Workshop will provide the information you need.

ISBN 1-889269-00-X Cover Price $35 Add to Cart

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ChappellUniversalSquare1824SThe 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 Table 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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Joiners' Quarterly
JQ Back Issue

Joiners' Quarterly was published from 1983 to 2000. In all, 38 issues were published. JQ chronicles the revival of timber framing in America as no other source does. The first issue, published in 1983, set the editorial focus: How do we build as craftsmen? Technical articles on Timber framing, Traditional & Natural Building Systems make up the core of the editorial content, and did so long before they became buzzwords of the day. You will find no other source that offers such in-depth, how-to information about timber framing and traditional building systems and why these systems still make sense today.

"Just a quick email to let you know I received my order of your complete back issue set... I have been meaning to drop you an e-mail to let you know... but I have had trouble in pulling myself away from your amazing publications. It not only explores both the practical and finer points of timber framing but also embraces a wide range of interesting and cross related subjects. Keep up the good work..."
—Tony Lake, Inverness-Shire, UK


JQ35cover1JQ SIX PACK (Your choice or ours of 6 back issues) $35 

JQ 12 pack (Your choice or ours of 12 back issues) $66 

JQ CASE (Your choice or ours of 24 back issues) $124 

JQ KEG (The whole set! 34 available issues) $156 BUY NOW 

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Gift packGift Packs & Special Deals

1) Book Pack: A Timber Framer's Workshop & Advanced Timber Framing books, $99.00 BUY NOW

2) Gift Pack: A Timber Framer's Workshop (book) & JQ 4 Pack, $50

3) Gift Pack: JQ 6 Pack, A T.F. Workshop book, T.F Mallet, $130

4) Timber Framing Workshop Gift
Certificate (Good toward any TF Workshop conducted by Fox Maple anytime or anywhere). $1,175


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Timber Framing Mallets

TimberFramingMallets1aThese mallets are hand turned from a variety of different hardwoods found in the San Luis Valley of Costa Rica, where we have been working with the local community for the past 10 years through our IPCBI workshop program. The mallets are hand turned by community members to the proper weight and balance to meet Fox Maple specs.

A good mallet will prevent fatigue and possible wrist injury that may arise from using a mallet not designed to meet the needs of heavy timber work with a framing chisel. The key is to hold the mallet lightly in hand and let the mallet do the work and not your arm or wrist. This requires the correct balance between handle thickness, length and weight. All of the mallets are hand-turned from a variety of tropical hardwoods species salvaged from dead tree limbs, old fence posts and even community members firewood piles.

Due to the varying density and weight of any specific wood specie, each mallet will vary in size, weight and length most suitable for the specific wood used. Sizes range from 16 to 18 inches in length, 2-1/2 to 3 inch head diameter and from 2.5 to 3 pounds. Because the wood is salvaged, some mallets may have slight blemishes as any recycled wood may have. Checks may also appear due to the change in climate, however, these will not affect the use or the life span of the mallet. Each mallet is essentially made to order, so please allow up to 3 to 4 weeks for delivery. For students planning to attend a Fox Maple workshop we recommend ordering at the time of registration and having it waiting for you when you arrive at the workshop. This will save shipping costs. $75 plus $12.95 S&H in US.

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Time Flies! 2013 marked
Fox Maple's 30th year of teaching
Perfection & Grace.

Upcoming in 2022

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ADVANCED Timber Framing
Gold Medalist
2013 Benjamin Franklin
Book Awards

Silver Medalist
2013 IPPY Book Awards

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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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