Where’s the beetle these days? As with most things these traditional tools have a lifespan… Needing to replace a beetle that had met its end, Mike W and Alexander crafted a new one from a reclaimed timber scrap in our McMinnville, OR shop.
Mike Beganyi, our New England representative spotted the beetle mallet during the raising of a frame in Stowe, Vermont.
Adaptable to all conditions, our timber framers raised the frame amongst sleet, snow, and the swosh of nearby skiers.
Our craftsmen are raising the frame for a large timber frame central hall for a project with Kurpinski Builder. Each timber has a multistep custom finish and a few have needed to be ‘persuaded’ into place. The best tool of the trade for this? The trusty wooden beetle mallet wielded here with gusto and precision by Matt.