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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 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 US, Sweden and the UK, 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

5 days
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All From One Tree

This course offers a full immersion into the signature tree of the boreal forest: the white birch. The objects that can be made using all parts of this tree are many. Using a slojd knife, students will carve the freshly harvested green wood into butter spreaders, cheese boards, coats hooks…
Tue, Jul 17th, 2018  –  Sat, Jul 21st, 2018
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 be guided through the process of turning wood on a pole lathe according to their skill level and personal goals. We’ll cover the both the basics and more advanced techniques. Starting with open form bowls, the class will…
Fri, Oct 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
3 Days
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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

Carving wooden spoons is an old folk tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, 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…
Mon, Jun 25th, 2018  –  Wed, Jun 27th, 2018
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Jarrod Dahl
Thu, Oct 11th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 13th, 2018
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Jarrod Dahl

Past Courses Offered by Jarrod Dahl

Etched Birch Bark Basketry

Knife Skills & Decoration