2022 Workshop Schedule

Timber Framing Essentials

Location

  • Brandywine, MD *address provided during registration

Dates:

  • 2pm July 24th - 5pm July 30th

Lodging:

  • On-site Camping Available

  • Access to a community fridge, outdoor burners and wash station

  • Compost Toilets

  • Outdoor Showers

  • Walking Trails

Cost:

  • Sliding Scale $350-$450

Includes:

  • Morning & Afternoon Refreshments.

  • 3-Meals a day - delicious!

  • Copy of Construction plans

  • Learn-to-Timber frame Book by Will Bemer

  • Hands-on instruction

  • Evening Discussions

  • On-site Camping

  • Pizza Night

  • Bond Fire!

Register HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/332945437767

Earth-Bound Building will host a week long intro to timber framing! Workshop participants will cut a 22'x22' car port with traditional joinery. Participants will learn both traditional and production (power tool) timber framing techniques, methods and tooling. The frame will be cut out of white oak using square rule methods. Upon registration and down payment, you will receive a welcome packing listing all relevant information and materials needed for the workshop. 

This workshop is 1st part of our Strawbale House Workshop Series.

Queer, Femme, Women, Folk of Color and LGBTQIA+ Folkx encouraged to apply. Limited solidarity scholarships available.

As an attempt to keep costs down and allow this course to be as affordable as possible, we will only serve morning and afternoon refreshments (i.e. Fruit, Bagels, Coffee, Tea, Kombucha, Kimchi, Salads and sweets.)

Please bring with you the following items:

  • Carpenter’s framing square

  • Combination square

  • Carpenter’s pencil or scratch awl

  • 16 foot or longer retractable tape measure

  • 24-26”, 8 point crosscut saw, if not new, have it sharpened (Stanley 26 inch "Sharp Tooth” 12 pt. fine finish saw a good choice)

  • Safety glasses or goggles

  • Rain gear

  • A suitable tote bag or tool box for your things

  • Please put your name or some identification mark on all your things

 
Optional Items:  We provide these tools, but if you have any of your own, feel free to bring them along

  • 1-1/2”, 2” framing chisels, corner chisel, slick, all should be sheathed to protect edge

  • Sharpening stones

  • Rip saw

  • Axe

  • Adze

  • Block plane, smoothing plane, or rabbet plane

  • Wooden or rawhide faced mallet

  • Circular Saw

 
Other items:

  • Gloves

  • Note pad

  • Camera

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Straw-Bale Workshop

Mt. Airy, MD

August 2022

Cost: $

Includes-Lunch, Morning/Afternoon Refreshments. Copy of Consturction plans

Register HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/332954504887

Earth-Bound Building will host a 4- day workshop where participants will learn the basics of strawbale insulation and stack bales throughout a new home addition in Mt. Airy MD. 

Clay Plaster Workshop

Mt. Airy, MD

August 2022

Cost: $

Includes-Lunch, Morning/Afternoon Refreshments. Copy of Consturction plans

Register HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/333088926947

Earth-Bound Building will host a 3- day Clay Plaster workshop where participants will learn the basics of natural plastering and get hands-on experience applying a layer of plaster to a strawbale home addition in Mt. Airy MD.