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Kerry Lambertson

Grand Marais, MN
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Kerry Lambertson lives in the woods west of Duluth, MN. He's mostly preoccupied with playing, building, and restoring violins, and researching traditional American and Canadian fiddle music. But baskets, boats, dovetails, tiny houses, and other woodworking projects still find their way into his repertoire, as well as a hearty appetite for study of birds, trees, plants, mushrooms, weather patterns, and wild foods. 

Current Courses Offered by Kerry Lambertson

3 days
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Black Ash Market Basket

The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from picnics to the grocery stores. This course is an introduction to the awesome qualities of the ash tree, which we will use for both weaving the basket and making the handles. We will prepare the…
Fri, May 17th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
3 days
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Dovetailed Tool Tote

Woodworkers know the value of a tool box, but craftspeople from knitters to carvers to cooks will find plenty of use for a sturdy tote in which to carry the tools and materials of their trade. In this course, we’ll build a dovetailed pine tool tote with a center divider…
Fri, Oct 26th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson
2 days
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Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

The axe is perhaps the most indispensable of all tools in the north woods. A sharp axe, skillfully wielded, makes tasks from splitting kindling to carving spoons and canoe paddles a pleasure. In this course, students will begin with a hand-­forged axe head, then make a hardwood handle and fit…
Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson

Past Courses Offered by Kerry Lambertson

Crafting the Carver's Drawknife

Service Learning Project: Dovetail Tool Tote