Archive | Foundational Course

Roubo Workbench Class

I wanted to update everyone on our Roubo Workbench class. We all survived if you’re wondering why it’s taken so long to hear about it. I will say that it was fairly intense for all 10 days, but the students did leave the classroom with finished benches by 5 pm on Thursday. Please remember that […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 5

Happy Holidays!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Here at the school, we have been upgrading the class room and preparing for the classes next year. Thanks in large part to a generous donation from a repeat student and friend, we were able to buy 6 new Lie-Nielsen 4 1/2 smoothing planes and 10 […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 4

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend. We have been extremely busy preparing for then hosting our 29th annual fair. We had just over 16,000 people for the weekend and just barely survived! 🙂 Anyway now that I have a little more time, I want to post another step in building the canoe. After […]

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Cedar Strip Canoe 3

We had a great foundation class last week with 14 students. I want to thank all of you who attended and look forward to seeing you again soon. One of the great things about teaching, is seeing the marked improvement by the end of six days in the students confidence and ability. Here is another […]

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Passing the Baton

Dear Friends, I hope the new year finds you all well and prospering in your woodworking endeavors. I know its been a while since you’ve heard from me on this blog. The past year has been a season of change for me, and it’s been difficult to find the time to write. I’m writing now […]

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Heirloom crafts, solid skills and camaraderie—upcoming Foundational Woodworking

Join us in the comfort of our air-conditioned workshop for a hand tool woodworking-packed week. Our Foundational Course this coming August 4-9 has a few openings left so sign up soon! It is sometimes hard to express in writing the amount of knowledge that you will gain by actual hands-on work. Jonathan Schwennesen will be teaching and will […]

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