Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know

This week's installment: The timber framing class at Conner Prairie. Yes, for a mere $150, you can help construct the Prairietown Carpenter Shop using traditional timber framing techniques. According to the museum's new summer brochure, you'll also learn "how to sharpen and use traditional tools like corner chisels, slicks, handsaws and t-handled augers." To each his own. If I'm going to build a building (and possibly slice off a finger), I'm not going to pay $150 for the privilege. But that sounds harsh; I can see how you might enjoy it. Just watch out for your fingers!

The class takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 11. Registration required.

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