小雪又嫩又紧的Welcome to The Old Castle Shop, our stone masonry, timber framing, iron working, and woodworking shop.
This is the stone and wood working shop for Burg Jägerhof , our medieval castle.
From this shop we worked on the various tasks that were required to build our castle and now to maintain our castle.
This website is where we deal with working and building with stone, slate, bricks, blocks, and ways of working with masonry products. We are primarily stone masons and work with all types of natural stone on our projects.
And we are also timber framers, woodworkers, and blacksmiths. So we work with and build with various cuts of timber, timbers, logs, types of wood, iron, and we hand carve wood.
Most of our tools are hand tools, by choice. But a few machine and power tools make the job faster and are used in our shop and also on the job sites.
In addition we are blacksmiths working with wrought iron and ironworkers working with welding tools. To mold, shape, work and build with iron we use the forge and when the job requires, we use modern welding tools.
At a later time we may have our school open again. This school has masonry, timber working, woodcarving, and blacksmithing classes.

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This link will connect to Lübeck Haus Bookstores select list of books for and about stone buildings and structural engineering.
  • Stone Sculpture Books
    This link will connect to Lübeck Haus Bookstores select list of books for and about stone sculptures and sculpturing.
  • Kiln Books
    This link will connect to Lübeck Haus Bookstores select list of books for building kilms.
  • Building Construction Books and Manuals
    This link will connect to Lübeck Haus Bookstores extensive list of building construction books.
  • An Architectural Dictionary
    This is an architectural dictionary and glossary of medieval buildings, cathedral architecture, and period definations.
  • Castle Terminology Glossary
    This is a glossary of castle nomenclature, and other terms relating to castle construction and use.
    The terms are in English and German. Definitions are in English.
  • Stone and Masonry Glossary
    Select Stone offers a glossary of stone and masonry terms.
  • Stone Types
    This page describes the basic types of building stone.
  • Lime Mortars
    Cover the history, characteristics and manufacture of lime mortars.
  • Weights & Measures
    A list of common and uncommon terms used for measuring.
  • Tying The Knot
    This guide, with excellent visuals, explains how to tie 20 popular and useful knots.
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    National Concrete Masonry Association Homepage .
    An online resource for concrete and masonry information.

    Masonry Institute of Washington HomePage .
    Technical resources: bulletins, glossary, links, information, and handbooks: including the Northwest Masonry Guide.

    Glossary of Masonry and Stone Working Terminology from Huckleberry Stone Supply .
    This is an extensive glossary of masonry and stone working terminology.

    Timber framers organization Timber Framers Guild .
    A non-profit educational membership association dedicated to the craft of timber framing. This guild serves as a center of timber frame information and designs for the professional and the general public.
    Members of this shop are members of this fine organization.

    Cascade Joinery Homepage.
    Custom designs and constructs unique timber framed homes and buildings. Home based in the Pacific Northwest.

    Mutual Materials.
    The premier manufacturer and distributor of brick and concrete products in the Pacific Northwest. Includes concrete block, residential brick, and manufactured stones.

    Marenakos Rock Center.
    The place in the Pacific Northwest where masonry contractors, builders and landscapers can find just about any size, type, and quantity of quality stones for large and small projects.

    Cedar Bureau Homepage.
    An excellent source for information on using cedar wood for roofing material. Has a useful online manual.

    Huckleberry Stone Supply .
    North America's Largest Quarrier of Basalt. Huckleberry Stone Supply has been serving satisfied customers for over 25 years.

    The Dry Stone Conservancy.
    The Dry Stone Conservancy works to preserve existing dry-laid stone structures, and to revive and promote the ancient craft of dry stone masonry.

    Stone Foundation Society.
    The Stone Foundation is a society of stonemasons and others involved with and/or interested in stone, stonework and stone art. Publisher of STONEXUS Magazine, the highly regarded periodical publication of the Stone Foundation is available only to the member/subscribers.

    The Stone Circle.
    A Webring devoted to Stone Circles, Megaliths and other Prehistoric Sites around the world.
    Sites featured include hundreds of images, travel guides, archaeology, and archaeoastronomy.

    StoneFest 2008.
    4th Annual StoneFest Masonry School; September 17-20, 2008
    This four-day school of learning and sharing covers building with stone, using mortar and dry stack methods, sculptural and architectural carving, traditional lettering, mortar, and tools. One project this year is to build a dry stack stone bridge, no mortar or rebar will be used.
    To view photographs of the planning, building, and completion of the dry stack stone bridge, Click Here.

    StoneFest 2009.
    5th Annual StoneFest Stone Masonry School; Septemer 15-19, 2009
    Marenakos Rock Center, Preston, Washington
    The 5th Annual StoneFest will address both traditional and contemporary methods of working with stone in architectural, landscape and sculptural contexts. These educational classes offer a unique opportunity for the stonemason, the stone carver, architect, landscape designer, or simply anyone who simply wants to further their knowledge of working with stone. Learn with professionals from the natural stone industry with hands-on learning projects, presentations, demonstrations, audio/visual talks and discussion forums.

    StoneFest Masonry Books.
    These books are useful for understanding traditional stone masonry methods taught in some of these classes for 2009.

    StoneFest 2010.
    6th Annual Stone Masonry School; Septemer 13-17, 2010.
    Marenakos Rock Center, Preston, Washington
    The 6th Annual StoneFest features a challenging project. This is the building of a large stone beehive structure, called a Clochan. The Clochan will be designed and built in the traditional Irish style, while incorporating contemporary design techniques.
    Click on for complete details of this project and for all of the other masonry and stone carving classes.

    Stone, Brick, and Block Masonry Tools

    Select your stone, brick, and block masonry tools from these tool suppliers.
    Trow and Holden Company, Bon,Coopertools, AMPCO, Vaughan And Bushnell, Stanley Consumer Tools, Olympia Industrial, Estwing, Barco Industries, Rocket, and Marshalltown Trowel Company.

    1. Stone Masonry and Bricklaying Hammers
      Select from dozens of stone and brick masonry tools, including bricklayers hammers, stone mason sledges, stone splitting wedges, slab spitters, rock picks, pneumatic stone carving hammers, and much more.
    2. Stone Masonry Hand Tools
      Select additional masonry tools, including Stainless Steel Masonry Trowels, Chisels, Hammers, 48" Masonry Levels,Paver Extracting Tongs, powered masonry saws, Masonry Grinding Wheels, Masonry Drill Bit Sets, Masonry Drill Bit, Carbide-Tipped Spiral Drill Bits, Brushes,Masons Gloves, and much more.
    3. Masonry Hammers
      A large section of masonry hammers and equipment. Including Chipping hammers, Rock picks, Rock hammers, Soft stone hammers, Professional brick hammers, Stone splitting wedges, Hand hammers, Round hammers, and Tile stting hammers.
    4. Trow and Holden Masonry Hammers
      A great selection of masonry hammers and hammer sets made by Trow and Holden Company.
    5. Trow and Holden Chisels
      A great selection of masonry chisels and chisel sets made by Trow and Holden Company.
    6. Trow and Holden Masonry Hammers
      A selection of masonry hammers and chisels made by Trow and Holden Company.
    7. Masonry Tools and Equipment
      Stone, brick, block, and concrete work tools and equipment.
    8. Masonry Power Saws
      Masonry saws from Makita, Pro-grade, Hitachi, Dewalt, Diamond Turbo, MK Diamond, and others.
    9. Masonry Saw Blades
      Masonry saw blades from Target, Longer Diamond Tools, Granite City Tool, Diamond Products, MK Diamond, Norton, DeWalt, Vermont American, Ali Industries, ICS, Bullard Abrasives, Bosch, and more.
    10. Rebar Cutters
      Select from more that seventy rebar cutters, including those that will cut any size rebar up to #6.
      Models include Electric Rebar Cutters, portable Electric and Cordless Rebar Cutters, Hydraulic Rebar Cutter, and several models that are both a Rebar Cutter & Bender.

    Building Construction Books and Magazines

    Includes Masonry Construction, Masonry, Concrete Construction, Roofing Constractor, Professional Builder-Reed, and Construction News.

    Old Castle Shop Timber Framing Store

    Visit the Timber Framing Store .
    Offers a selection of timber framing tools, timber framing books and eBooks, power generators, logging tools, and construction equipment.

    Building Construction Contractors Equipment and Tools

    Mens Work Clothing


    Timber Framing & Log Construction

    Masonry and Timber Working Tools

    Iron Supplies and Iron Working Links

    King Iron Works, Inc.
    King Iron Works offers a wide range of hand-designer iron, custom yet modern wrought iron: iron gates, iron doors, iron railings, iron fenses, iron supplies, and custom items built to your design.

    King Architectural Metals.
    Hand forged ornamental and construction iron for iron fences, iron gates, metal railing or iron staircase project. Includes Koenig Eisen section: Hand forged decorative wrought iron. Carries plain and decorative hardware and tools needed to finish your job.

    A Medieval Castle Construction Project

    A Castle in the Making
    The Guédelon castle project offers a unique opportunity to study and to witness the different stages of a medieval castle's construction, each phase being of interest in its own right.
    In the heart of Puisaye, in Yonne, Burgundy, France, a team of fifty people have taken on an extraordinary feat: that is to build a castle using the very same construction techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages.

    A Collection Of Medieval Castle Pictres Links

    BURGEN: Medieval to 1900's

    Castle Building Project

    We are planning to build and are laying the ground work for a mid size castle to be built in the State of Washington. This full size stone and timber castle will be built along the style of a medieval period castle that could be found today in the Alps Mountain region of Europe. This castle will be of the Burg configeration rather than a Schloss. We will not copy any particular existing castle, but will design this castle from the ground up.
    For details of this project, please visit Medieval Castle Builders .

    Wrought Iron And Forge Project Links

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    Lübeck Haus Bookstores excellent selection of building construction and engineering books.
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    This is our highly recommended choice for a good bookstore providing books on stone masonry, timber framing books, and building with logs. Plus engineering and construction books and manuals.
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    Visit the Boulder Creek Trading Post and the Engineering and Technical Section of the Boulder Creek Bookstore.
  • Lübeck Haus Art Gallery
    Offers a large selection of more than 500,000 fine art prints, wall posters, wall tapestries, photographs, and sculptures. Including many wall posters and art prints dealing with architecture, construction, bridges, famous building, castles, cathedrals, log cabins, and other structures.
  • Medieval Castle Builders
    This site isa source of information, ideas, and additional help for those brave and daring builders who are planning to build, are building, or perhaps do own and maintain a medieval castle.
    We are talking real full size stone and timber medieval castles designed and patterned after existing castles in Europe.
  • Castle Videos
    Lübeck Haus has a good selection of videos about medieval castle, knights, mansions, and palaces.
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    This page was last reviewed May 24, 2019.