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As many of you are no doubt aware, The Carpenters’ Fellowship has always been actively seeking and creating new ways to provide training and qualification routes in oak framing since its formation in the year 2000.
One of these initiatives, which has been running since Autumn last year, is a shared project with Les Compagnons de Devoirs, a French organisation with a long history of teaching and preserving the craftsmanship and skills in the traditional building trades.
We are looking for more people to help with the organisation of the Frame event. If you have a little time to spare then please contact Dave Leviatin on 077-962-63216, especialy those in the East of the country. No experience necessary...
Frame 2013 will take place in the medieval barns at Cressing Temple. on the 30 August - 1 September
David Leviatin is organising the event with assistance from Rick Lewis and Sally Bungard. More details will be posted as they become available. The focus of this year’s event will be: Imagining the Future and Considering the Past of Timber Frame Construction.
Speakers and demonstrations will offer an informed view of what timber frame construction may look like some day. Speculation about the nature of materials, design and manufacture will be accompanied by talks and presentations reflecting on the historical evolution of timber frame construction. What can the way we worked in the past reveal about the way we may be working in the future? How and why has the role of the carpenter changed over time? Does the future of our industry lie in the craft of our past? What can we expect moving forward?
We are currently planning a CF membership card. Discussions are ongoing with a number of tool suppliers, to agree discount terms for CF members who produce their card. Dietrich's are the first to offer such a discount, 10%, on their range of CAD/CAM software. Full details will be given in our Resources/links section as they become available
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