Watch this great film to relive the beginning of production framing during WW2.
|Will Holladay giving a roof framing demo at the 1996 JLC Live|
Additional info on the Roof Framing for the Professional DVD sets including links to sample material, can also be found in a follow-up blog.
Hi Will. Your new book provides a magnificent picture of production framing at a truly professional level.
Will, I just wanted to let you know I finished “From the top plates up” last week and it was a joy to read. As someone who has become very interested in the days of tract homes and the production framing techniques that were developed during the time period, your book had great insight. Again loved the book and it has a new spot on my bookshelf, top shelf right beside my dog eared, underlined ,highlighted and well worn copy of RCS!
This book managed to capture a look into the world of framing through an amazingly talented carpenter. The journey reveals tricks and tips that will add knowledge to anyone who has a desire for advanced skills in framing. Along with the hard work of framing comes wear and tear on your body. I was pleased to read that maintaining fitness to perform this hard trade was addressed. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about a dedicated tradesmen and a wonderful life story.
I have purchased and really enjoyed and benefited from two of your books: A Roof Cutter’s Secrets to Framing the Custom Home, and From the Top Plates Up. I am a carpenter (of course), and found a lot of times where what you wrote expressed how I’ve felt but never even realized. It was great to have it put into words; I even got a good laugh because of it a few times.
|Best gang-cutting tool available|
|Headcutter can be used to make seat-cuts as well as head-cuts|
|small chainsaw mounted for seat cut application|
|A home in the trees for 4 young brothers|
|Photo 1 - U2|
|Photo 3 - a REAL tree house|