Stereotomy: Laying Out & Cutting Curved Joinery with Patrick Moore September 17-18, 2022
Wood joinery has been in use for over 5,000 years and have given humankind the ability to create shelter and structures using nothing else but wood. Although simple straight joints are sometimes all that is needed to create simple straight structures; what happens when the structure becomes curved, “complex”, or three-dimensionally curved? During this course, students will learn how to layout, cut, and assemble 2D and 3D curved joinery using basic hand tools and stereotomy. Students will first create a stereotomical drawing, manually with paper and pencil, and gain the necessary information to layout single and double curved joinery. Afterwards, students will cut and assemble each joint. This course will examine the use of the mortise and tenon and scarf joints in curved structures.