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Outdoor Skills

Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

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Course Overview

Scandinavians know how to move on snow. Follow in their tracks and take advantage of snow-covered roads, sidewalks, and trails by crafting a kick sled of ash wood this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking skills. From laminating wood for making runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering, you’ll walk (or glide) away from this course with some carpentry know-how as well as a sled. Both hand tools and power tools will be used during the project. Up to two people may participate for the base tuition, so it’s a great family project (minimum age of youth participating with an adult is 8). A completed sled measures 72”L x 16”W x 36”H, but collapses for easy transport. With gloved hands, grip the handlebars, push, and glide! Give your friend a ride or add an exciting element to your dog walking routine this winter on your new, handcrafted sled.

This course offers an intriguing mix of both basic and advanced woodworking skills. The sleds will be made with white ash wood. Building tasks will range from hand-shaping the handlebars to laminating the bent runners.  Both hand tools and power tools will be used during the project.

Required Tools

  • Tape measure
  • 6" square
  • Eye protection

Optional Tools

  • Ear protection


Fri, Dec 10th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 12th, 2021

Course Details

Hours: Day 1 and 2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Tuition: $235.00
Materials fee: $310.00

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Randy Schnobrich
Randy Schnobrich
Grand Marais, MN

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