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Kids Only - Slöjd in the Wood Shop

Course Overview

This course introduces kids age 10 and older to the various hand tools and simple skills involved in working with wood in the shop. The course is co-taught by a father and son team, Paul Linden and Avery Carlson (age 16). Avery has been working with many of these tools and processes for over 8 years. We will start with an introduction to each of the tools that we will be using, stressing safety for both the child and the tool. Our project will involve making a small coat hook/peg board. Students will design their own and will be free to finish and paint them as they see fit. Following the slöjd education model, the instructor will not touch the students' work unless specifically requested, but will allow them to complete the project wholly by themselves. The tools that we will learn about and use will be: drill and brace, block plane and larger bench plane, saw, drawknife, small carving knife. We hope that this course will serve as either an empowering start or an invigorating catalyst to a lifelong relationship with hand tools and craftwork.

This class is for kids only, ages 10+.


Fri, Oct 18th, 2019  –  Sat, Oct 19th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 2 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-3pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Registration Cost: $85.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Sep 6th, 2019
Includes materials fee of $20.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch & snacks each day

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Sep 6th, 2019
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.