I've had the pleasure of working with a number readers of this blog on their own projects via email and phone calls. I'm discovering a few areas in the construction process that seem to universally trip up those building for the first time. A suggestion was made that I do a seminar - supposing there would be enough interest, to demonstrate some of the more advanced techniques.
We're in the early stages but the plan is to find a little house project and work with the owner/builder with the attendees present and chipping in where possible. Ideally it would be in an area convenient to the most participants, good access, nearby lodging/camping, be small enough to be completed in 2-3 days.
Topics we are considering covering
-Tools for remote building and their safe use
-Post and Pier foundations
-Framing Layout and assembly techniques
-Roof framing (this is where most stumble)
-Door and Window installation
If you have a project that you would like some free skilled and apprentice help with send me a note and we'll explore the possibility.