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Currently Scheduled Woodworking & Furniturecraft Courses

2½ Days
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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, Mar 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 4th, 2018
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Fri, Apr 13th, 2018  –  Sun, Apr 15th, 2018
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
2¼ Days
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Artistic Bark-Edged Wooden Bowl Tutorial

This tutorial is intended for students with some experience with bowl turning on an electric lathe, and who want to learn more advanced woodturning methods. We will explore turning asymmetrical forms from bark edged bowls to unusual end-grain pieces and burls. The tutorial will include selection of wood, cutting of…
Thu, Jun 28th, 2018  –  Sat, Jun 30th, 2018
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
Thu, Jul 26th, 2018  –  Sat, Jul 28th, 2018
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
Thu, Aug 23rd, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 25th, 2018
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
1/2 day
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Beginning Windsor-Style Turning

Don't stop at bowls-- spindle turning offers the turner endless possibilities to create traditional and contemporary furniture and household items, particularly those rooted in Windsor-style furniture. Try your hand using the skew chisel, spindle gouge and roughing gouge in this workshop with Windsor furniture maker John Beltman.
Fri, Oct 27th, 2017
Instructor: John Beltman
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, Oct 4th, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 8th, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
Wed, May 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, May 6th, 2018
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, Jan 12th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 14th, 2018
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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 4th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 7th, 2018
Instructor: Ian Andrus
2 1/4 days
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Everyday Slöjd for the Garden

A summer in the garden can be enhanced with some creative woodworking. In this 2 day course we will create some of the common objects that get used in flower and vegetable gardens, making them ourselves using simple tools and re-purposed sticks, branches, or inexpensive split cedar. Students will be…
Sat, May 26th, 2018  –  Sun, May 27th, 2018
Instructor: Paul Linden
2 days
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Everyday Slöjd- A Firewood Carrier made from Firewood

Make a sweet little firewood/kindling carrier from three pieces of firewood, straight from the woodpile. We will cut, split and shape using hand tools, and refine our skills with a carving knife for the joints and smaller details. A fourth piece of wood will be split up to load the…
Fri, Nov 17th, 2017  –  Sat, Nov 18th, 2017
Instructor: Paul Linden
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 hand­forged axe head, then make a hardwood handle and fit…
Sat, Apr 14th, 2018  –  Sun, Apr 15th, 2018
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson
1 day
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Handcrafted Wood Jewelry

The geometric patterns of leaves and flower, the ripples of water, or the silhouette of a bird...nature provides an abundance of enjoyment and inspiration. Borrow these forms and create original wooden jewelry. Delicate details can be captured in simple wood outlines using the proper tools and techniques. Students will first…
Sun, Jan 21st, 2018
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
3 days
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Handles & Candles: Spindle Turning

Stefan Nordgaard, Featured Guest Instructor, offers this course on spindle turning also referred to as turning between centers. Working with dry birch, students will explore a variety of simple projects beginning with tool handles and moving on toward more elaborate candlesticks or vases. Stefan is also an accomplished carver and…
Tue, Oct 24th, 2017  –  Thu, Oct 26th, 2017
Instructor: Stefan Nordgaard
3 days
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Intermediate Woodturning: Adding Pattern, Color and Texture to your Work

So you’ve got the hang of making bowls and you’re ready for more? Read on! Woodenware has been embellished since Ancient Egypt: by adding color, pattern and texture, a finished piece reflect the taste, culture and interests of you, the maker.  On Day 1, we will learn how to navigate…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018  –  Mon, Feb 5th, 2018
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
2 hours
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Kids Only - Let Us Be Seated: Build a Folding Stool

Have a seat, make and seat, and bring it home with you! First discovered in Denmark, this folding stool is designed for carrying from place to place in the northern landscape: from sitting by a campfire to picking blueberries, there’s always a need to sit a spell. Students will learn…
Fri, Oct 20th, 2017
Instructor: Rose Holdorf
2 Days
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Kids Only - Slöjd in the Wood Shop

This kid’s course is meant as an introduction to the various hand tools and simple skills involved in working with wood. The course is co-taught by a father and son team, Paul Linden and Avery Carlson. We will start with an introduction to common tools, stressing safety for both the…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 22nd, 2017
Instructor: Paul Linden
1/4 day
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Kids Only - Toolmaking: The Wooden Mallet

Expand your toolbox and your woodworking skills by making your very own wooden mallet! Historically craftspeople would have to make many of the tools they used on a daily basis. Students will shape a mallet head and handle using a spokeshaves and rasps, then assemble the pieces using simple joinery…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017
Instructor: Derek Rausch