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Old World Ale Bowls: Pole and Power Lathe Turning

Learn to turn on both the 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.…
Thu, Nov 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 11th, 2018
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson
2 days
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Piece by Piece: Laminated Pizza Peels and Cutting Boards

Learn basic woodworking skills and create a beautiful useful piece at the same time in this introductory course. Using a variety of types of wood, from birch to maple to walnut and more, students will complete three projects: a practice piece, a butcher block-style cutting board and a pizza peel…
Sat, Dec 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Dec 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Pat O'Connor
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
Instructor: Pat O'Connor
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 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019
Instructor:
4 days
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Scandinavian Beauty Shelf with Jögge Sundqvist

North House welcomes the return of Featured International Instructor Jögge Sundqvist to campus for Unplugged 2018. In this new course offering at North House, students will work with Jögge over four days to hand plane shelving and join four carved posts, complete with a decorative cornice. Jogge, or surolle, has…
Mon, Sep 10th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Jögge Sundqvist
2 Days
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Sharpening Tutorial

"Get the Edge" might be another appropriate title for this course. Chisels, planes, gouges, knives, scissors, spokeshaves and more--these tools of the trade function at their best when the cutting edge is truly prepared for business. Ready to slice butter? This comprehensive overview of sharpening will help you understand the…
Sat, Mar 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 17th, 2019
Instructor: Dennis Chilcote
7.25 days
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Swedish Classic: 18th Century Style Lyre-Base Trestle Table

Dining will never be so rewarding or more elegant than when you and your guests sit at a finely crafted traditional pine trestle table with classic lyre-shaped legs.  Using hand and power tools, students with woodworking experience will build a table that measures approximately 84 inches long by 44 inches…
Fri, Jan 25th, 2019  –  Fri, Feb 1st, 2019
Instructor: Fred Livesay
2½ Days
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Timbered Sawhorse Trestles

Whether they are built for the workshop or used to support a tabletop or workbench, timbered sawhorse trestles are reliable, sturdy and reflective of the craftsmanship that goes into timber framing. During this course, you'll focus on the layout and cutting of the mortise and tenon joints needed to create…
Fri, Jan 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 20th, 2019
Instructor: Clark Bremer
3 Days
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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, Oct 5th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
Instructor: John Beltman
Fri, Feb 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 10th, 2019
Instructor: John Beltman
3 days
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Tricks of Architectural Turning

From balusters to wooden columns, architectural elements made on the lathe have been a part of European buildings and homes since the early renaissance. In the U.S., architectural woodturning became particularly ornate during the Federalist Era through the Victorian era. In this class students will learn proper spindle techniques, rosettes,…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018  –  Mon, Oct 29th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Ireland
3 Days
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Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session

In this three day tutorial open to students of all levels, participants be guided through the process of turning wood on a pole lathe according to their skill level and personal goals. We’ll cover the both the basics and more advanced techniques. Starting with open form bowls, the class will…
Fri, Oct 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
3 days
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Turning Outside the Box

In this course students will integrate the electric lathe and bandsaw to create a variety of boxes and decorative platters. Students will learn how to construct a bandsaw box that can be turned on the lathe in a variety of ways. Strategies for form and decoration will be discussed. Participants…
Wed, Oct 24th, 2018  –  Fri, Oct 26th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Ireland
3 days
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Turning the Wooden Bowl: Women’s 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. Examples…
Fri, Mar 29th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 31st, 2019
Instructors: Angela Robins, Jess Hirsch
3 Days
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Twig Furniture: Crafting the Twig Chair

The twig chair is the hallmark project for someone who appreciates the traditional craft of twig furniture making. In this course you will work with native alder and willow following a basic twig chair design that can be individualized with curved, bent, or straight twig furniture techniques. A harvesting field…
Fri, May 24th, 2019  –  Sun, May 26th, 2019
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
2½ Days
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Twig Furniture: Twig Mosaic End Table

The complexity of geometric patterns complemented by a rustic, handcrafted look best describes the craft of twig mosaic. Twig mosaic is an early American folk art form using full or half rounded branches nailed over a frame creating a geometric pattern that provides volume and intricacy, delicacy and geometry. You…
Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
2.5 days
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Wanigan: The Traveling Box

Essentially a highly functional lightweight wooden box, the wanigan is a fine seat in the tent while stowing your adventure gear. Though the word wanigan is derived from the Ojibwe term “wanikkan,” meaning a man-made storage hole, your wanigan will be far more elegant than a simple hole: crafted of…
Wed, Nov 14th, 2018  –  Fri, Nov 16th, 2018
Instructor: Fred Livesay