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Timber Frame Workshop- Building Craftsmanship And Community
At a timber frame workshop in North Carolina, attendees learn an age old craft and local high school students benefit through Rotary scholarships.
In recent years, the workshop attendees haven't been the only ones benefitting from the experience. Goshen has donated the workshop frames to the Rotary Club of Franklin for their annual scholarship auction. The money raised helps fund scholarships for local high school students.
The timber frames are cut under the careful eye of Goshen's instructors, talented craftsmen who handcraft homes for clients nationwide. Goshen has hosted students and apprentices from across the country and around the world for over twelve years and they are pleased to give back to the community while sharing their timber framing skills with others.
Instructor Bobby Johns, a designer and craftsman, offers this advice to students, "You are joining timbers with the same techniques that carpenters used for centuries before sawmills, nails, and power tools made the work easier. Just be careful and don't cut yourself and, if you do, don't bleed on the timbers."
The students come for many different reasons, some are considering timber framing as a vocation and others are hobbyists. Whatever their reason, they leave the Goshen Timber Frames' workshop with a better understanding of the craft and a high school student in Franklin will have benefit from the Rotary scholarship.
Goshen's workshops are held twice a year. For more information visit http://www.timberframemag.com.
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