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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
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
9 days
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Timber Frame: Build Your Own, Smaller Frames

Tired of unimaginative, small outbuilding kits available from your local lumberyard? Explore all the basic elements of timber frame construction and take home a hand-crafted building. More than 100 timber frame buildings have been built and raised throughout the country by North House students since 1997.  During the first days…
Fri, Jul 6th, 2018  –  Sat, Jul 14th, 2018
Instructor: Gerald David
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
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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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 25th, 2018  –  Sun, May 27th, 2018
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
4.25 days
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Windsor Comb Back Side Chair

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 yet instantly recognizable for its clean lines and simple form, the Windsor chair is a classic project. Join David Abeel to craft a…
Wed, Sep 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 30th, 2018
Instructor: David Abeel
3 Days
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Woodshop Intro for Women

If you’ve never really had the opportunity to gain experience in the woodshop before, the prospect of working with power tools can be a bit daunting. They’re loud, they’re powerful and it’s no secret they can be dangerous. However, the chop saw, the planer, the table saw, the jointer and…
Fri, Jul 20th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller