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Wood Week

Tue, Mar 6, 2018 - Sun, Mar 11, 2018

Event Overview

Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2018. This year, we’re joined by Featured Instructor Jay Haavik a renowned expert in Viking-era carving. He will offer a three day course for beginners and advanced carvers alike, and give a talk on the Oseberg, the Viking ship from 800 AD unearthed and on display in Norway, which features extraordinary carvings and demonstrates the incredible skill of the woodworkers and boat builders of this bygone era. Other new offerings this year include a Dala horse carving, sign carving, knife skills and three rare tools in three days. As always, Friday March 9 will be the Carver’s Conference, a day full of demonstrations, workshops, skill shares and community gatherings (and a rare winter wood-fired pizza bake!), which all students are encouraged to participate in as part of their course tuition.

Course Offerings

Hand Carved Wooden Signs

Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Jock Holmen

Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Carving: The Dala Horse

Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Harley Refsal

Three Rare Tools in Three Days

Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Paul Linden

Knife Skills & Decoration

Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl

Carving Ladles & Spoons

Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Jon Strom

Plane Talk: Restoring & Tuning Hand Planes

Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 11th, 2018
Instructor: Fred Livesay

Woodshop Intro for Women

Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller

Viking Era Carving

Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018
Instructor: Jay Haavik

Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls on the Pole Lathe

Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson

Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018
Instructor: Alex Yerks