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March 2019

The Essential Birch Bark Box

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March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$85 Sold out

Birch bark has been used since ancient times in northern countries such as Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia, the Northern islands of Japan and more locally, by Native Americans. Students in this class, will learn to prepare birch bark properly for craftwork, use a carving knife safely & with confidence, layout a traditional ‘finger type joint,’ and fit bottoms and lids to their box. Come and be amazed by the birch. The instructor will supply all necessary tools and materials. This…

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Intro to Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

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March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 Sold out

This is an introductory spoon carving class.  We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques.  After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon.  With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student to complete hand carving a spoon! Class is appropriate for adults and ‘young adults’ aged 15 or above.  Each ‘young adult’ must be accompanied by…

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April 2019

Build a Wooden Paddle

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April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on April 28, 2019 at 11:00am

$120 Sold out

Create a special memory with a young person (age 10+) or build one on your own -- in this class you will build a bent shaft canoe or paddleboard (SUP) paddle.  Imagine:   finish the paddle and then head out on the St. Croix River, or local lake, to paddle using your own hand-made paddle….what could be better?  We can’t think of anything. You will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

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April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

$120 Sold out

Build your own bent shaft canoe or paddle board (SUP) paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing.  Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 1 weekend in April with 3 different class periods for a total of 7.5 hours:  Friday, April 26: 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturday, April 27: 1pm - 4:30pm, and Sunday, April…

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June 2019

Intro to Timber Framing – Build a Sawhorse

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2019 at 8:00am

$200 8 tickets left

This class provides an opportunity to become acquainted with timber framing tools, practices and techniques, while building your own sawhorse!  With Jon as your guide, students will employ square rule methodology and build a sawhorse using traditional tools, with a few power tools along the way to speed up the process. This class will be held over 2 days:  8:am-4:00pm Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, 2019 at our location at Wilder Forest. Students will cut, assemble and take…

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