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Jarrod Dahl

Ashland, WI
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Jarrod has been working with wood professionally since 1996 and currently makes and sells his handcrafts online under the business name Woodspirit Handcraft and in select galleries. He teaches handcraft both nationally and internationally. His main focuses are woodturning using a foot powered lathe and carving spoons with axe and knife. He has studied and researched older work in museum archives in the United States, Sweden, and United Kingdom, which has been a very influential part of his inspiration as a craftsperson. Jarrod brings extensive knowledge of harvesting natural materials, the use of hand tools, and a deeper philosophical, historical, and pragmatic approach to handcrafts to his work and his workshops.

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Current Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

3 Days
Teaser image for Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

The knutkorg, or knot basket, is a classic style of Scandinavian basket. Constructed from willow and split cedar, the basket is an interlocking framework of bent and notched pieces. The pieces fit together like an ingenious puzzle, making the knutkorg a craft marvel. Over three days, students will learn to…
Fri, Jul 5th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 7th, 2019
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
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 will be guided through the process of turning wood on a pole lathe according to their skill levels and personal goals. We’ll cover both the basics and more advanced techniques. Starting with open form bowls, the class will move…
Fri, Nov 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
3 Days
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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

Carving wooden spoons is a tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, for seasonal income, and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs, and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft tradition…
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019  –  Mon, Apr 29th, 2019
Instructors: Jarrod Dahl, Fred Livesay
Thu, Nov 7th, 2019  –  Sat, Nov 9th, 2019
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Mike Loeffler

Past Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

All From One Tree

Etched Birch Bark Basketry

Knife Skills & Decoration