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Adirondack Chair Building

Without question, the Adirondack chair is a timeless classic - its 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…
Fri, Jun 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 13th, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Build a Small Table from Reclaimed Wood

Build a highly functional new table, perfect for a home office, computer desk, potting table or anything in between using reclaimed cedar lumber. This table’s construction is designed around the use of basic tools, including the use of dowel pins and smaller cross pins to secure the joints. Students will…
Fri, Aug 20th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: John Hodnefield
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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 19th, 2021  –  Sun, May 23rd, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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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…
Fri, Apr 30th, 2021  –  Sun, May 2nd, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Fri, May 14th, 2021  –  Sun, May 16th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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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, May 28th, 2021  –  Sun, May 30th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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Turning the Wooden Bowl: Marginalized Genders Session

Come and make wood shavings fly as you learn how to create wooden bowls on the electric lathe. Students will explore the form and function of this age-old craft while learning about lathe use and terminology. Paper birch from the North Shore will be used for the bowl blanks and…
Thu, May 6th, 2021  –  Sat, May 8th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jess Hirsch
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Youth Craft Camp: Wood, Fiber, Water

This week of Craft Camp will focus on Gitchee Gami, the “Big Lake”, and the ways in which people over time have used small boats for work and play in the Grand Marais harbor. We will learn and practice various wood and fiber skills (such as knife carving, the use…
Mon, Aug 9th, 2021  –  Fri, Aug 13th, 2021
9 am-4 pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, Anna Sharratt