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.
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.