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2½ Days
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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 to avoid the hazards that surround…
Fri, Mar 19th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 21st, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Marco Good
3.5 Days
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Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Discover the secrets of the old Sámi school of ski construction by crafting a custom pair of birch skis to meet your needs. In this course you’ll learn about the origin of ski design, function, and construction. We’ll also cover topics such as wood grain, bending wood, types of bindings,…
Thu, Jan 7th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 10th, 2021
Day 1: 5pm - 9pm; Days 2 - 4: 9am - 5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
2.5 Days
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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 this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking  skills; from laminating wood to make runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering, you’ll walk…
Fri, Jan 15th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 17th, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich