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Jim Blackburn

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  • The timber-framing contractor's taleSubscription

    10 January, 2002Updated: 6 February, 2009

    My first job, in a small building conservation group in Bristol, was to replace a set of medieval oak bellstocks for a local church. I had the originals and the more I looked at them, the more I wondered about this material; a material that had been growing for so long but which had now become as tough as iron.

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