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Chainsaws: Safety, Maintenance and Tree Felling

A chainsaw is a powerful and efficient tool that requires a specific set of skills and experience to safely operate and maintain, even if those skills are used only on an occasional weekend at the cabin. This course will teach students to recognize and avoid the the hazards that surround…
Fri, Oct 1st, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 3rd, 2021
Day 1 and 2, 9am-5 pm, Day 3 9 am-1 pm
Instructor: Marco Good
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session

Fall is an exciting time on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The leaves are gorgeous and the steelhead and salmon are just starting their spawning run. This class is for those who want to experience an intensive study of this amazing event and maximize their chances of catching mighty…
Sun, Sep 26th, 2021  –  Wed, Sep 29th, 2021
Day 1: 10am-6pm, Days 2-3: 7am-4pm, Day 4: 7am-3pm
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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

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…
Fri, Dec 10th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 12th, 2021
Day 1 and 2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich