Looking back, keeping up Published on October 13, 2016

We took this shot of porch framing on a Timber Framers Guild Conference tour.

We recently attended the 31st annual Timber Framers Guild Conference.  Since Hardwick Post & Beam was a co-founder of the Guild – that makes us pretty old.  (As a company.)

Checking out new tools at the Timber Framers Guild Conference.Once again, the conference was packed with opportunities to look back at timber framing through the centuries, while keeping abreast of the latest developments in design and engineering.  There was also an axe-throwing competition (photo below), a reception, a trade show, and time to network with others from around the country. So everyone learned something new and had a great time..

The four of us from HP&B – Christian, Cole, Kurt, and Bob – split up for workshops on safe rigging practices, building sciences, and strategic and business planning.  Kurt also joined a tour of historic timber frame buildings in the Saratoga, NY area.

Kurt took the joinery photo above at the General Philip Schuyler House. Built in 1777, the homestead is part of the Saratoga National Historical Park. Our Hardwick Post and Beam craftsmen make similar chamfers on our timbers.

Axe-throwing was one of the fun events at the Timber Framers Guild Conference.

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