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Herring Skiffs

July 19, 2019
by Josh Tolkan
Hello North House Blog followers! It has been pretty busy around here lately. Before the Wooden Boat…
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Building a Skjelter

July 2, 2019
by Mike Loeffler
North House is bustling with the excitement of summer. Campus has been packed with classes and students…
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Trip to the Southeast

June 20, 2019
by Marybeth Garmoe
Throughout my time as an artisan, people have often asked if I’ve been certain places or met…
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Wool, the Full Experience

June 7, 2019
by Elise Kyllo
One of my favorite weekends of the year is the annual, Wool, The Full Experience class at…
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Cedar Canvas Canoe Building and Restoration

May 24, 2019
by Josh Tolkan
Crafters: I hope spring is treating you well.  In my estimation it's still winter here in Cook…
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The Finishing Touch: Color

May 9, 2019
by Mike Loeffler
I was working on a project with my friend Jim yesterday and we were discussing woodworking finishes.…
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Exploring Handmade Dustpans

April 25, 2019
by Marybeth Garmoe
Exploring Handmade Dustpans By far the most common question I get while demonstrating or selling brooms is…
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Working Together

April 12, 2019
by Elise Kyllo
Somewhere, not far from here, but perhaps not in Cook County, sheep have been shorn, and lambs…
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Making Paddles

March 29, 2019
by Josh Tolkan
North Housers, Blog Post #2 from me coming at you.  I spent a good part of February…
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Chair Exploration

March 14, 2019
by Mike Loeffler
I’m continuing on my exploration of chairs this winter and, I must say, it’s been a fun…
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