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Archive – 2018

Utilizing the Natural Forms of Wood

December 6, 2018
by Mike Loeffler
Why do so many people feel attracted to wooden objects? There seems to be a universal appeal…
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Branching Out

November 16, 2018
by Angela Robins
Apple, poplar and birch, oh my! So many branches, so many forms. Ever since studying bowl carving…
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Spice Jars & Chip Carving

November 9, 2018
by Marybeth Garmoe
Surface design, be it carving or painting or inlay, is fascinating to me.  Just a simple embellishment…
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New Timber Frames in the Grand Marais Rec Park!

October 26, 2018
by Mike Loeffler
There is a great hiking trail at the far western edge of the Grand Marais Recreation Area…
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Learning Curves: Trials and Tribulations of a Dough Bowl Carver

October 12, 2018
by Angeal Robins
Cold winds and rain are upon us as Lake Superior swells with thirteen-foot waves. Brilliant red maples…
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Shrink Box Exploration

September 27, 2018
by Marybeth Garmoe
Summer is quickly winding down, the colors of fall are covering the hillsides, and my wood stove…
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German Timber Framing

September 15, 2018
by Mike Loeffler
One of my areas of interest as a participant in the Artisan Development Program is traditional building…
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Running Errands with Erlend Part II: Trondheim to Askvoll

August 31, 2018
by Angela Robins
Resident Artisan, Angela Robins, recently returned from a research trip to Sweden and Norway. The following is…
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An old Finnish Spinning Wheel Gets a New Life

August 16, 2018
by Marybeth Garmoe
These last couple months have been jam-packed with teaching, assisting, art festivals and demonstrating. It’s the height…
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Have a Seat - Part 1

August 2, 2018
by Mike Loeffler
I’ve always loved sitting at a shaving horse with a drawknife making shavings. I’m not at all…
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