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Splitting Shingles

We will split individual shingles from a block of fine-pored, coniferous wood along the medullary...
Shingles make an excellent insulation, they let your roof breathe, and they are very durable. This aesthetic and adaptable building material is currently enjoying a renaissance in contemporary architecture.
We will split individual shingles from a block of fine-pored, coniferous wood along the medullary rays, working in the traditional manner and with traditional tools such as the splitting froe and mallet. Afterwards, the shingles will be dressed or planed on the shaving horse with a drawknife. The natural coarseness of hand-split shingles ensures ventilation for the entire roof area. We will explain and practice shingling on a sample roof. The same splitting technique is used for making wall shingles.
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    Heinrich Koch

    Heinrich Koch learned this age-old craft from his father. Already as a 12-year-old, he loved helping out in his parents' shingle workshop and has perfected the art of shingle making over the course of his life. Since 1978 Heinrich has worked for German timber-shingle makers Ott as the world's best wood-shingle maker.Heinrich Koch

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    KURSORT Niederalteich

    A haven for traditional crafts!

    A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

    The former stable of the Monastery Niederalteich is optimally equipped with

    • Bench room,
    • Turning workshop,
    • Sharpening room,
    • Machine room,
    • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


    St. Ursulaweg 19
    94557 Niederalteich

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    Splitting Shingles: Course Impressions

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    • QualifikationNone.
    • InfoMaterial included (€40).
    • Participants10
    • LanguageGerman
    • InstructorHeinrich Koch
    • Duration1 day
    • Appointment10/26
    • Time9:00 - 6:00 PM
    • LocationSt.-Ursulaweg 19, 94557 Niederalteich
    Workshop no. KU1601802
    €149.00 pro Teilnehmer

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    "Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to"
    Many other models
    Course No. Start End Location Price  
    Kursnnummer: KU1601801
    Start: 3/22/18
    end: 3/22/18
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €149.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1601802
    Start: 10/26/18
    end: 10/26/18
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €149.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1601702
    Start: 10/27/17
    end: 10/27/17
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €140.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1601701
    Start: 3/30/17
    end: 3/30/17
    Location: Niederalteich
    Price: €140.00

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