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Pat O'Connor

Thunder Bay, ONT
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Pat O'Connor

Pat has an extensive background in woodworking starting with cabinet making and progressing to boatbuilding and paddle making. He graduated from Confederation College cabinet making and worked extensively in the cabinet industry. His true love is making articles that he can use, for example wooden hand planes, spoke shaves, spoons, breadboards and cutting boards. He also makes skin on frame kayaks and Greenland paddles. He works out of his shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Current Courses Offered by Pat O'Connor

2 days
Teaser image for Piece by Piece: Laminated Pizza Peels and Cutting Boards

Piece by Piece: Laminated Pizza Peels and Cutting Boards

Learn basic woodworking skills and create a beautiful useful piece at the same time in this introductory course. Using a variety of types of wood, from birch to maple to walnut and more, students will complete three projects: a practice piece, a butcher block-style cutting board and a pizza peel…
Sat, Dec 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Dec 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Pat O'Connor
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 10th, 2019
Instructor: Pat O'Connor