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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, Feb 4th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 6th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Cedar Bent Wood Boxes

In this class students will build a bentwood box of a design inspired by Yupik people of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta in Alaska, but also borrowing from Estonian and Scandinavian traditions. The Y-K Delta is basically treeless and the beautiful traditional boxes built by the Yupik people were constructed from…
Thu, Oct 28th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 31st, 2021
Instructor: John Manthei
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Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Discover the secrets of the old Saami 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 6th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 9th, 2022
Day 1: 4pm-8pm Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Furniture Design and Modeling

You can find almost anything you need while wandering through a certain Swedish big box furniture store...almost. But sometimes generic designs just don’t fit the unique needs of a space. Designing and building custom furniture for your own home can be a unique and rewarding experience. From bookcases to dressers,…
Fri, Jan 14th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 16th, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
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Hand Tool Woodworking: Getting Started

This class serves as the foundation for woodworking with hand tools. Students will learn about preparing seasoned wood for joinery and assembly of a journeyman’s toolbox, customizable to their specifications. Accurate sawing, surface prep, layout of joinery, assembly and finishing will all be addressed. Demonstration, guided practice, various tool options…
Fri, Feb 11th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 13th, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, John Fleck
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Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

The wooden bowl is a reflection of both utility and beauty - an inspiring craft form to experience. Explore the grains of northern birch as you learn safe lathe operation and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Thu, Nov 4th, 2021  –  Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Mon, Nov 8th, 2021  –  Wed, Nov 10th, 2021
Instructor: Jess Hirsch
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Perching Stools

We all spend a lot of time sitting so how can we do a better job of it? The key ergonomic feature of a perching stool is the forward sloping seat which rotates your pelvis keeping your back aligned in it’s natural s-shape. It makes for a comfortable rest at…
Fri, Jan 21st, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 23rd, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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Timbered Workbench: Early American Style

Have bench, will travel?  Indeed - with this workbench you can do both!  A fine workbench is an essential fixture in the home workshop.  In this class students will build a sturdy timbered workbench based on early American designs using simple and classic joinery that echoes timber framing techniques.  Mortise…
Fri, Jan 28th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 30th, 2022
9am - 5pm each day
Instructor: John Beltman
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Ukulele: Build Your Own

While we may associate the sounds of the ukulele with more tropical locales, this easy to pack and play instrument has a lot to offer any musician--aspiring or professional, Northern or otherwise. Join luthier David Seaton to build a northwoods ukulele in just five days made of locally harvested maple,…
Fri, Jan 21st, 2022  –  Tue, Jan 25th, 2022

9am - 5pm each day

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Wood Glows: Make Your Own Flashlight for Families

Learn basic woodworking skills and electric wiring to create a flashlight! Together each student will assemble a wooden body flashlight to hold a battery-operated light. Experiment illuminating wood, bark, and found objects as the lens to your flashlight. This course is open to kids ages 7+ with an adult-- one…
Sat, Oct 23rd, 2021
1-4 pm
Instructor: Lauren Newby