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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, Sep 22nd, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 26th, 2021
9am - 5pm
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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Fine Furniture: Windsor Comb Back Rocking Chair

In order for a piece of furniture to become a treasured family heirloom, someone has to build it. And who better to build your family’s next prized possession than you? Using materials like cherry and white pine and design inspiration from early American furniture, students will build a windsor comb…
Mon, Sep 20th, 2021  –  Fri, Sep 24th, 2021
Day 1: 4-7 pm Days 2-5: 9 am-4 pm
Instructor: David Abeel
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Handcrafting A Northwoods Paddle

Create the traditional paddle used by Northwoods travelers for hundreds of years. In this course, a North House classic, students will learn about wood selection and wood grain considerations as well as paddle sizing and the theory of shape as applied to handles, shafts and blades. Choose from a variety…
Wed, Sep 15th, 2021  –  Thu, Sep 16th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Mike Schelmeske
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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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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