Australia TF Workshop in 2018 Now Posted

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Stuff we do

Spring 2015 Intro & Advanced
TF course project. Final raising Cumberland, Maine

Teak Gooseneck Scarf,
Nosara, Costa Rica Fall 2014.

Spring 2005 Advanced TF course project

Asturias, Spain Summer 2008

Costa Rica Teak Frame Casita, 2008

Patagonia, Winter 2006

Raising bent in Costa Rica 2004


Rattlesnake Mtn Project, 2011

Brittany 2013 Photos Posted
To see a Photo Gallery of the
Brittany Workshop click below
Brittany 2013 Photo Gallery

Fox Maple's World Tour continues in photo
Australia, October 21-30, 2018

Over the past 36 years conducting worshops in the US and around the globe, Australians easily make up one of the largest international segments of the student body, behind only the US and Canada. At long last we are scheduling our first Fox Maple Workshop down-under with the hope of seeing some of our old friends and past students, along with making a host of new ones.

To make this workshop even more exciting, the Timber Framer's Group of Australia (the counterpart of the Guild) have decided to hold their annual group gathering the last weekend of the workshop. Timber Framers from across Australia will join us for the final raising and the festivities to follow. They will be bringing a trebuchet and plenty of axes, so they say, to allow for some exciting extracurricular games and activities.

This workshop will take place in Pomponal, Victoria, which is in the area of the Grampians National Park, about 3 hours west of Melbourne. This is one of the most picturesque areas of Australia, with mountains and landscape reminiscent of the American southwest of New Mexico & Arizona.

The course project will follow a similar pattern as many of our World Tour workshops to include scribing posts to stone and round, naturally crooked timbers to square and vice versa. The exercise will cover a broad level of timber framing design concepts and techniques to provide a wealth of experience which will give students the knowledge to tackle their own timber frame project with confidence.

This will be a 10 day workshop and will include all meals and camping with facilities at the Grampians Paradise Camping & Caravan Parkland, in Pomonal, Victoria. Students are invited to arrive a day early. This promises to be a great workshop experience and I fully expect that it will fill up early. Since the workshop is taking place at an equipped camping facility we are allowing the option to register for the course instruction only, without meals.

Tuition for registration without meals; $2,150 US
This includes a campsite but does not include meals.
Tuition for registration with meals; $2,650 US
Includes all meals and camping with facilities for the duration of the workshop.

Vive Jean-Claude,

Steve Chappell

Registration Form

Fox Maple Nosara, Costa Rica

PlayaPelada2Fox Maple Nosara is an ongoing work-in-progress, with plans to make the property one of the most unique learning centers in the Costa Rica, if not the universe.

We will be postponing our regular workshop series for 2017 in Nosara, but are planning to continue expanding the infrastructure during this time. One of our major efforts for 2017 will be the construction new reciprocal roof pavillion, which will become the most exuberant reciprocal roof structure on the planet.

This will be a project beyond the scope of a regular workshop, but we are considering the possibilities of making it a work effort to include up to 10, maybe 15, past students, hand-picked, to come join us for a month to cut and erect the frame. This will be by invitation only, no fee, but also no pay, however all expenses will be covered once you arrive on site. IMG_1898As you might imagine, we have accumulated a list of top students over the years to draw from. Perhaps you are one of them.

The pavillion project is still in the planning stages, but we should have the final design details and construction schedule worked out in the next 6 weeks or so. Once we have this all set, we will be sending out the invitations or in some other way be in contact with the chosen ones.

Thanks and stay tuned....


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Costa Rica 2014 Photos.
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Costa Rica 2013 Raising Gallery

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Teak Gooseneck Joint. Nosara 2014

Links to
useful info

A Workshop Primer:

Tools & Lodging Info, a must read
for potential students

Natural Building Workshops
Clay Systems, Cob, Thatching

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Fox Maple School Booklet

This booklet describes all of our workshops, the school site, tools and supplies you should bring to the workshop. It also includes timber framing plans of the principal structures at the school site. All of these structures were workshop projects, built by students.
To download click on the cover graphic to the left.

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

Australia World Tour
Timber Framing Workshop 2018

October 21-30, 2018

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New Revised Edition
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