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Adirondack Chair Building

Without question, the Adirondack chair is a timeless classic—the high back, large armrests, and contoured seat and back are unmistakable. For many, the Adirondack chair defines the ideal deck or lawn chair for a well-deserved break.  This course is the perfect opportunity for you to learn and expand basic woodworking…
Fri, Jan 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 26th, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Fri, Feb 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 23rd, 2020
Day 1: 5-8pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
5 Days
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Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood: Extended Session

Cranks wind, gears turn, dragons chomp and birds fly. Welcome to the whimsical world of automata: simple wooden machines that delight and amaze. Join Cecilia Schiller for a five-day exploration of the art of making wooden machines and the mechanisms that make things move. Starting with the design process in…
Wed, Apr 29th, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
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, Sep 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 22nd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Wed, Apr 29th, 2020  –  Sun, May 3rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Wed, Sep 2nd, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 6th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
2½ Days
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Cabinetry Basics: Building the Wall Cabinet

Considering when and where to start on that big cabinet project you want to build and install?  Start here.  Before you jump into a big project, learn the basic techniques, tools and equipment used by both traditional and contemporary cabinet makers.  As a class project, each student builds a pine…
Fri, Feb 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 9th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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, May 9th, 2020  –  Sun, May 10th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jon Strom
3½ Days
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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 2nd, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 5th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Day 2-4: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 Days
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Der Zimmererbock, the German Sawhorse: Building with Hand Tools

There are many designs for sawhorses, as it is one of the most important tools a timber framer or woodworker has in the workshop. Der Zimmererbock is the traditional version of a sawhorse used and taught throughout Germany, where instructor Gerald David did his training in timber framing. It is…
Fri, Dec 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Dec 15th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gerald David
4¼ Days
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Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb-Back Armchair

The Windsor chair has graced American homes since the mid-eighteenth century, before there was even a “United States” to speak of. Rich in tradition and lore, and instantly recognizable for its clean lines and simple form, the Windsor chair is a classic project. With a comfortable design as a top…
Tue, Sep 17th, 2019  –  Sat, Sep 21st, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Days 2-5: 9am-4pm
Instructor: David Abeel
2 Days
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Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

The axe is perhaps the most indispensable of all tools in the North Woods. A sharp axe, skillfully wielded, makes tasks from splitting kindling to carving spoons and canoe paddles a pleasure. In this course, students will begin with a pre-made hand-­forged axe head, then make a hardwood handle and…
Sat, Mar 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson
3 Days
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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 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jan 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
6 Days
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Green Wood Chair Making with Anders Lindberg

North House is excited to welcome Swedish craftsman Anders Lindberg to campus as our featured guest instructor for Unplugged. Anders will teach a classic green woodworking project: this straight-back chair. Students will learn and use a variety of green woodworking skills to create an heirloom piece. With simple tools, students…
Tue, Sep 17th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 22nd, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Anders Lindberg
4 Days
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Green Wood Stool Building with Woven Seats with Anders Lindberg

North House is excited to welcome Swedish craftsman Anders Lindberg to campus as our featured guest instructor for Unplugged. Anders offers this four day stool building course for anyone who has ever thought they might be interested in building furniture. This relatively simple project teaches a variety of important woodworking…
Mon, Sep 9th, 2019  –  Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Anders Lindberg
2 Days
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Kids Only - Slöjd in the Wood Shop

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…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
9am-3pm
Instructor: Paul Linden
4 Days
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Old World Ale Bowls: Pole and Power Lathe Turning

Learn to turn on both power and pole lathes and explore the historical continuum of bowl turning in this unique course offering. Students will move back and forth between the foot-powered pole lathe and modern electric lathe to delve deeply into a study of old world Norwegian ale bowls. This…
Thu, Nov 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson
2 Days
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Post-and-Rung Stool Building

In this two day course each student will build a post-and-rung stool as we explore aspects of traditional chair making. On day one, students learn about splitting logs for stool pieces and how to shape stool parts using a shaving horse, drawknife, and spokeshave. On the second day, students use…
Sat, Mar 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 22nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Rose Holdorf