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Paul Linden

Minneapolis, MN
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Paul is an artist who works in the Art Department of the University of Minnesota. He has taught courses and workshops in sculptural woodworking, metal fabrication, and metal-casting. He has a deep love for craft-based techniques. Paul has almost never met a tool that he didn’t like and proves this by his ever-expanding collection. He takes great satisfaction from using self-made tools and is constantly modifying, remaking, and learning the use of old and new hand tools. Paul tries to spend all of his extra time either in the wood or metal shop or outside with his kids.

Current Courses Offered by Paul Linden

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Build Your Own Shave Horse

Following a proven design, students will build their own versatile “Two-Rail” style…
Sat, Mar 18th, 2023  –  Tue, Mar 21st, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, John Fleck
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Carry your Fuel: Craft a Steambent Firewood Carrier

Whether you heat your home or cabin with wood, or just carry it to the backyard bonfire pit, the…
Sat, Nov 19th, 2022  –  Sun, Nov 20th, 2022
9am-5pm daily
Instructor: Paul Linden
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Everyday Slöjd for the Garden

A summer in the garden can be enhanced with some creative woodworking. In this 3-day course we will…
Fri, May 5th, 2023  –  Sun, May 7th, 2023
Day 1: 4-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Paul Linden
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Hand Tool Woodworking: Getting Started

This class serves as the foundation for woodworking with hand tools. Accurate sawing, surface prep,…
Fri, Feb 24th, 2023  –  Sun, Feb 26th, 2023
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, John Fleck
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Krympburkar: Scandinavian-Style Shrink Boxes

The shrink box is a wooden container that relies on a simple trick: Freshly cut (green) wood and dry…
Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Dec 4th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Paul Linden, Jim Sannerud

Past Courses Offered by Paul Linden

Carving for Kids

Everyday Slöjd for the Bed & Bath

Everyday Slöjd for the Garden

Everyday Slöjd for the Kitchen

Everyday Slöjd- A Firewood Carrier made from Firewood

Hand Carved Bowls: The Breakfast Bowl

Kids in the Woodshop: Carving with a Knife

Kids in the Woodshop: Tools & Building

Kids Only - Slöjd in the Wood Shop

Making Wooden-Bodied Hand Planes - 9/14/2018

Strippers, Splitters, Knockers and Froes: Tools for Basket-Making

Summer Camp - All-Levels Woodworking: Things That Fly

Summer Camp - Intermediate Woodworking: Things That Float

Three Rare Tools in Three Days

Tool-Making for Woodworkers and Others

Woodworking Camp for ages 11-14

Woodworking Camp for ages 7-10

You Saw it Here First: A Handsaw Primer

Youth Craft Camp: Wood, Fiber, Water

Youth Craft Camp: Wood, Fiber, Water