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Kerry Lambertson

Saginaw, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Kerry Lambertson

Kerry 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 the study of birds, trees, plants, mushrooms, weather patterns, and wild foods. 

Current Courses Offered by Kerry Lambertson

3 Days
Teaser image for Black Ash Market Basket

Black Ash Market Basket

The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from picnics to grocery stores. This course is an introduction to the awesome qualities of the ash tree, which we will use both for weaving the basket and for making the handles. We will prepare the…
Fri, May 17th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
2 Days
Teaser image for Fitting a Custom Axe: From Handle to Sheath

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 pre-made hand-­forged axe head, then make a hardwood handle and…
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
Instructor: Kerry Lambertson

Past Courses Offered by Kerry Lambertson

Crafting the Carver's Drawknife

Dovetailed Tool Tote

Service Learning Project: Dovetail Tool Tote