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Jarrod Dahl

Ashland, WI
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jarrod Dahl

Jarrod has been working with wood professionally since 1996 and currently makes and sells his handcrafts online under the business name Woodspirit Handcraft and also 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.

Current Courses Offered by 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

Past Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

All From One Tree

Etched Birch Bark Basketry

Knife Skills & Decoration

Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session