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Wood Week

Tue, Mar 5, 2019 - Mon, Mar 11, 2019
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Overview

Chips, shavings and sawdust: they’ll be on campus in abundance during this annual favorite: Wood Week 2019. Choose from a dozen courses in a variety of areas: carving, turning, hand tools and power tools. As always, Friday March 8 will be the Carver’s Conference, a day full of demonstrations, workshops, skill shares and community gatherings, including the rare mid-winter pizza bake. All enrolled students are encouraged to come early or stay late to partake of this extra benefit. A full schedule of events for the Carver’s Conference will be available in early 2019.

Featured Instructor Masashi Kutsuwa

North House is delighted to welcome to campus a Featured International Artist from Japan, Masashi Kutsuwa. Craft traditions from the circumpolar north include the snowy Ishikawa region of Japan, where a centuries old greenwood working tradition of carving wagatabon was nearly wiped out by the construction of hydroelectric dams and cultural shifts. Wagatabon are simple chestnut trays used for a variety of practical and ceremonial purposes and were commonly made by roof shingle makers as a supplement to their income. Fortunately, through the efforts of Tatsuaki Kuroda, Japan’s first living national treasure in woodwork, the wagatabon tradition has been preserved. Masashi, accompanied by woodworker Shinichi Moriguchi, will teach this Japanese folk craft for the first time in North America in two sessions during Wood Week, part of North House’s on-going efforts to explore global northern green woodworking traditions. Masashi will also give a public presentation on Friday, March 8.  

Course Offerings

Teaser image for Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls  on the Pole Lathe

Wooden Bowl Turning: Norwegian Ale Bowls on the Pole Lathe

Almost Full
Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Roger Abrahamson
Teaser image for Hand Carved Wooden Signs

Hand Carved Wooden Signs

Space Available
Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Jock Holmen
Teaser image for Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

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Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Jon Strom
Teaser image for Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving

Scandinavian Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving

Space Available
Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Harley Refsal
Teaser image for Woodshop Intro for Women

Woodshop Intro for Women

Almost Full
Tue, Mar 5th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 7th, 2019
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
Teaser image for Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Meat Preservation: The Basics and Beyond

Space Available
Fri, Mar 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
Teaser image for Japanese Folk Craft: 'The Wagatabon' Carved Wood Tray

Japanese Folk Craft: 'The Wagatabon' Carved Wood Tray

Space Available
Thu, Mar 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Mar 9th, 2019
Instructor: Masashi Kutsuwa
Teaser image for Japanese Folk Craft: 'The Wagatabon' Carved Wood Tray

Japanese Folk Craft: 'The Wagatabon' Carved Wood Tray

Space Available
Sun, Mar 10th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructor: Masashi Kutsuwa
Painted carved wood

Carving and Painting on Wood

Space Available
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
Instructor: Jim Sannerud

Make Your Own Kebeki: The Essential Japanese Woodworking Tool

Space Available
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
Instructor: Fred Livesay
Teaser image for Piece by Piece: Laminated Pizza Peels and Cutting Boards

Piece by Piece: Laminated Pizza Peels and Cutting Boards

Space Available
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
Instructor: Pat O'Connor
Teaser image for Krympburkar: Scandanavian-Style Shrink Boxes

Krympburkar: Scandanavian-Style Shrink Boxes

Space Available
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructors: Paul Linden, Mike Loeffler
Teaser image for Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

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Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructor: Alex Yerks