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Jarrod Dahl

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

Jarrod is a full-time craftsperson, teacher, and writer who has worked with wood professionally since 1996. With help from his wife and an assistant, he designs, makes, and sells fine domestic woodenware on his website, woodspirithandcraft.com. He specializes in turning green wood into handled cups, bowls, plates, and boxes using a foot-powered lathe, a Japanese-style electric lathe, and a Western electric lathe. He is also an accomplished spoon carver who makes a wide variety of knife-finished cooking and eating utensils. Jarrod teaches handcraft nationally and internationally as well as trains apprentices. He has studied and researched woodenware in museum archives in the US, Sweden, UK, and Japan which has been an influential part of his design inspiration. Jarrod has extensive knowledge of harvesting and processing natural materials, forging, and using hand tools, and making a wide variety of craft from basketry to canoes. He takes a philosophical, historical, and pragmatic approach to making, teaching, and advocating for handcraft. Jarrod writes a blog, and has written for Popular Woodworking and Mortise & Tenon magazines. He made two DVDs, The Art of Spoon Carving and One Tree about green woodworking recorded in Japan. He also has a forthcoming book with Lost Art Press on spring pole lathe turning.

instagram: @jarrod__dahl 

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Current Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

Teaser image for Crooked Knife: Make Your Own

Crooked Knife: Make Your Own

The crooked knife, also known as the mocataugan, has an important place in the history of North…
Fri, Feb 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 5th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
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…
Fri, May 19th, 2023  –  Sun, May 21st, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
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Pole Lathe Turning

Turning wood on a pole lathe—a wonderfully simple hand-built machine that needs only your leg…
Fri, Nov 4th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 6th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Mon, Mar 20th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl

Past Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

All From One Tree

Etched Birch Bark Basketry

Exploring Canister Design with the Ancient Shrink Pot Technique: Online Webinar

Foundations of Green Woodworking

Knife Skills & Decoration

Knutkorg: The Scandinavian Knot Basket

Pole Lathe: An Introductory Webinar

Pole Lathe: Build Your Own

Pole Lathe: Forge the Tools

Pole Lathe: Turning

Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session

Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions