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Brian Thorkildson

St. Paul, MN
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Brian found his passion for woodworking while pounding nails as a kid. Recently his pursuits include building furniture, wooden boats, and many of his own tools. He shares his enthusiasm for woodworking by teaching boatbuilding to youth and adults alike. He lives in Saint Paul with his partner Beth and their two kids, who now swing hammers of their own.

Current Courses Offered by Brian Thorkildson

Teaser image for West Greenland Kayak Paddle: Make Your Own

West Greenland Kayak Paddle: Make Your Own

This course leads participants through the design and construction of a traditional Inuit kayak…
Mon, Jun 27th, 2022
9am-5pm
Teaser image for West Greenland Skin-on-Frame Kayak: Build Your Own

West Greenland Skin-on-Frame Kayak: Build Your Own

This course is for individuals with a strong interest in creating a seaworthy craft with their own…
Mon, Jun 20th, 2022  –  Sun, Jun 26th, 2022
9am-5pm each day

Past Courses Offered by Brian Thorkildson

West Greenland Kayak Paddle

West Greenland Skin-on-Frame Kayak: Build Your Own