CHANGES Part 2

CHANGES Part 2

Depth of Experience Because timber framing in America lay mostly dormant from the late 1800’s until the 1970’s, and because the resurgence didn’t really pick up momentum until the early 1980’s, the playing field for companies was somewhat level. Very...
CHANGES Part 1

CHANGES Part 1

Not too long ago a young engineer who had just discovered the wide world of timber framing visited our shop. He was eager to absorb as much information as possible and during the course of our two hour conversation he asked, after I told him that I’ve been in the...

New Projects at Lancaster County Timber Frames

We’ve added a number of new projects to our “dance card” in the last few weeks. Some of them are: – A roof truss system for the new Friends Meetinghouse in Philadelphia, PA. – A floor & truss system for a “teaching house”...
Creativity

Creativity

  Back in the 70’s I taught a high school design class for which the prerequisites were two years of mechanical drawing and one semester each of wood shop and metal shop. The students in this design class would have limited access to both wood and the metal...

A Memorable Experience

A few months back an attractive young dental hygienist who had just started with my dentist’s practice had me in her chair for the first time and in a sincere effort to lubricate the gears of social interaction led off with this beauty: “So, are you retired?” It...

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