In this episode, we have a chat with Joel McCarty, the Executive Director of the Timber Framers Guild(TFG) about the organization and what it does. We go in depth about the upcoming TFG Conference in Leesburg, VA, the various projects that they have had this year, as well as touch base and find out about the newly formed Apprenticeship Program. Towards the end of the interview, we gain some insight into the state of the industry by Joel having a friendly cup of tea.
A little bit about the Guild taken from their website:
The Timber Framers Guild was born in 1985 as a nonprofit [501c(3)], educational organization. A core group met in houses and workshops and called a charter conference in June 1985. 200 enthusiastic people met in a spirit of discovery and fellowship that remains very much alive today. The Guild is dedicated to establishing training programs for professional and beginning timber framers, disseminating information about timber framing and timber frame building design, displaying the art of timber framing to the public, and generally serving as a center of timber framing information for the professional and general public alike.
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