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Wooden Boat Show 2021 - Thank you!

Posted June 22, 2021
Our 24th Wooden Boat Show has wrapped up and we had a wonderful time. It felt fantastic…
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Artisan Development Program Time

Posted May 27, 2021
by Josh Tolkan
My time in the Artisan Development Program (ADP) is coming to an end soon, and I thought I would…
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Wood Canvas Canoe Restorations

Posted March 25, 2021
by Josh Tolkan
As winter melts to spring and people dream of summer adventures, I have been busy restoring wood…
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Building the Adirondack Guideboat

Posted January 14, 2021
by Josh Tolkan
Hi North House Blog Readers! It has been a while since I have written and I am…
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Milling My Own Lumber

Posted May 21, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
One of my aspirations as a boat builder is to create my own lumber.  I am motivated to…
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Building the Seksaering at the Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter

Posted February 26, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
The more I watch this seksaering be built there at the small boat shop at the Hardanger…
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Planking the Herring Skiff

Posted January 16, 2020
by Josh Tolkan
I just finished a week long class at North House in which a project I have been…
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Building the Aleutian Baidarka

Posted November 7, 2019
by Josh Tolkan
At long last I have just about finished the baidarka I have been working on here and…
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Boatbuilding: Half Model Making

Posted September 19, 2019
by Josh Tolkan
I spend too much time staring at boat designs. Those aware of this condition - which affects…
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Cedar Canvas Canoe Building and Restoration

Posted 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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