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Braunschweiger: Love Your Liver in the Wurst Way

Commercial liverwurst (braunschweiger) can’t hold a candle to the real thing. Learn to make your own healthful liverwurst out of ingredients that you choose, with flavors that you can adjust. Craig and Dianne Peterson have always enjoyed eating various forms of liver, in gourmet recipes, liver pate and of course,…
Sat, Sep 2nd, 2017
5 Days
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Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop

Pick up your hammer! This course is designed for students with little or no building experience who want to build a tiny home, small cabin or workshop. The techniques for building a small frame building are not only for the skilled carpenter; nearly anyone can come away from this course…
Wed, May 3rd, 2017  –  Sun, May 7th, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Wed, Sep 20th, 2017  –  Sun, Sep 24th, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Build Your Own Yurt

Create yourself a comfortable living space: a spare bedroom, office, studio, sauna or whatever else you can dream up.  The 18-foot yurt is an excellent shelter option that provides comfortable living arrangements for all four seasons. Working with skilled yurt builders, you’ll build a simple yurt, complete with a door…
Fri, Jun 30th, 2017  –  Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017
Instructor: Ian Andrus
16 Days
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Building The Classic Wooden Rowboat: Build Your Own Susan Skiff

This is an ideal boatbuilding course for someone who has always dreamed of building a classic wooden boat and spending the time to fully enjoy the traditions, smells and trades of the wooden boat building shop. In just over two weeks students will mill the lumber, lay the planking and…
Tue, Sep 26th, 2017  –  Wed, Oct 11th, 2017
Instructor: John Beltman
11 Days
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Building the Fur Trade Rifle

Students will learn the history and craft of the flintlock Trade Rifle, a muzzle loading firearm associated with the 19th-century American frontier, including the Great Lakes fur trade. Rugged, accurate yet inexpensive, it fully answered the big game shooting needs of this era and still remains a fine hunting arm.…
Mon, Sep 18th, 2017  –  Thu, Sep 28th, 2017
Instructor: Brent Gurtek
2 Days
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Building With Stone: The Basics & Beyond

Immerse yourself in a stone building workshop at the Round River Farm (48 miles southwest of Grand Marais). The farm is an operating organic Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm that works toward balancing its needs with what the land can provide. It's the perfect setting for this building with stone…
Sat, Jul 29th, 2017  –  Sun, Jul 30th, 2017
Instructor: David Abazs
3 Days
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Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

None of us are getting out of this alive, so we may as well bury ourselves in our work! Put your hands to work making something truly useful while also building a strong base of woodworking skills. The above-ground applications of your resulting project are numerous – a bookshelf, coffee…
Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017  –  Sun, Jun 4th, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
2 days
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Bushcraft: Summer Season

To the seasoned Bushcrafter a walk in the woods is like a stroll down the aisles of the local superstore. In this two day basics of bushcraft course students will start seeing the woods like a Bushcrafter. We will learn the basics of how to live in the bush comfortably…
Sat, Jun 24th, 2017  –  Sun, Jun 25th, 2017
Instructor: Kyle Lind
3 Days
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Cabin Masonry Mass Stove Building

Is it a cookstove? Is it a bake oven? Can it heat water? Does it heat up to 700 sq.ft.? Does it burn wood efficiently and extremely safe? Is it small and unobtrusive? The answer is yes to all! Meet the multipurpose masonry mass stove, down-sized for a smaller spaces.…
Fri, May 5th, 2017  –  Sun, May 7th, 2017
Instructor: Eric Moshier
2 Days
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Canoe Portage Pack: Sew Your Own

Simple and classically designed, these envelope-style canoe packs are the originals. Made for hauling the essentials over portages, they’re tough, trustworthy and will last a long, long time. Working with two expert instructors with combined decades of experience, students will build a classic canvas and leather canoe pack. The project…
Mon, Jun 19th, 2017  –  Tue, Jun 20th, 2017
2 Days
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Carving Köksredskap: Breadboards, Butter Knives & Spoons

Create beautiful and useful things for your kitchen using simple hand tools and birch wood. Participants in this course will be introduced to the Swedish traditions of ‘köksredskap,' or the process of carving functional utensils, including butterknives, small spoons or bread boards. Students will start by splitting a green log,…
Sat, Aug 19th, 2017  –  Sun, Aug 20th, 2017
Instructor: Jon Strom
1 days
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Catching the Rye: Beyond Bread

Rye is an ancient grain, and is among the more challenging. With an immense depth of flavor, but little gluten, it behaves differently from mainstream grain flours, but it also offers new opportunities. We explore rye beyond bread (although we'll make some buns) taking it into the realm of crackers,…
Sun, Jun 25th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
Sun, Jul 30th, 2017
Instructor: Kim Ode
2 Days
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Cattail Weaving: The Northern Fedora

Traditional northern craft meets Don Draper? Fedoras are definitely back in fashion, DIY is all the rage, and in this fun course you can combine them both. Put a northern twist on a southern hat weaving tradition and make a woven cattail hat to protect yourself from the sun during…
Fri, Jul 28th, 2017  –  Sun, Jul 30th, 2017
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
7 Days
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Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals

With more than just aesthetic appeal, cedar-strip boats are known for being lightweight, strong and quick to build. Gain the know-how and confidence to complete a boat project in your own backyard through seven days of hands-on instruction building a tandem canoe with other students. Techniques involve setting up the…
Mon, Jun 19th, 2017  –  Sun, Jun 25th, 2017
Instructor: Ken Koscik
11 Days
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Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe or Kayak

Enjoy the contrast of light and dark wooden strips, the quiet lapping of water on wood and the pride of craftsmanship that stems from building your own cedar-strip boat. From start to finish, cut thin cedar planks and learn to assemble an appealing pattern for your canoe or kayak. Students…
Mon, Sep 18th, 2017  –  Thu, Sep 28th, 2017
Instructor: Ken Koscik