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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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Winter Camping

February 21, 2019
by Marybeth Garmoe
As I’m writing, I’m sitting in my small cabin next to a crackling wood stove with a…
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New Resident Artisan, Elise Kyllo

February 14, 2019
by Elise Kyllo
Greetings to the North House Community, There are many days I pinch myself as I wake to…
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New Resident Artisan, Josh Tolkan

January 31, 2019
by Josh Tolkan
Hello North House Followers! I’m Josh Tolkan, one of the new Resident Artisans here at North House…
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Have a Seat - Part 2

January 17, 2019
by Mike Loeffler
I acquired some black ash logs over the course of this past spring. During the summer months…
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