Heritage Education - Traditional Timber Splitting

Presented by: the Heritage Education and Skills Centre

This course will be delivered by Graham Green. Graham learned the tradition of shingle splitting and traditional roofing 26 years ago from bushman John Graham. He has since undertaken restoration work on heritage listed buildings across the state. Graham has also built a number of rustic huts and cabins utilising hand split timbers and has a passion for Tasmanian mountain huts. Graham is now based in Oatlands where he has contributed to 10 shingle roofing jobs over the years. These buildings are quite distinctive and may be seen by taking a walk around the village.

A comprehensive one-day workshop which will provide participants with experience in the practice of traditional timber splitting for shingle, paling and fence rail applications. Participants will learn the history and theory of traditional timber splitting including the bush element of identifying suitable timber, before using traditional tools to learn the practice.

At the end of this workshop participants will having an understand of the elements involved in the traditional trade of timber splitting.

The day is structure as below:

Morning - history and theory of traditional timber splitting

Mid-morning - visit to the bush to learn to identify correct timber

Afternoon - practice traditional timber splitting using traditional tools

Cost :

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board subsidy is available for this course for trades people. Please select the "TBCITB Free" button when registering.

$210.00 for non trades people.

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Updated: 12 Nov 2019