Tag Archive: woodwork

June 1, 2019

Timber Framed Sawhorse


  • Day 1 of 2
    November 9, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 2 of 2
    November 10, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Instructor

In this class, you will be introduced to timber framing techniques while you build a sturdy white pine sawhorse. This type of timber framing comes from the German tradition, where a full scale layout is drawn up, which serves to mark timbers for compound angles. The beauty is that all the measurements are very simple (more…)

Saw Sharpening at the Duluth Folk School
December 26, 2018

Handsaw Sharpening


  • Handsaw Sharpening
    January 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor

Traditional carpenter saws were once a key part of everyone’s toolbox. They still can play an important part to handcrafting, and a sharp one will really cut the wood! We will help you develop the skills to take a saw and put a sharp edge on it. We will begin with some basics on different (more…)

March 19, 2017

Circular Saw Skillz

Would you like to build things out of wood, but you don’t feel entirely uncomfortable using your handheld circular saw? This class is a great opportunity to discover how to use your saw effectively, whether you’re cutting 2×6 rafters, or whether you’re ripping plywood. We’ll learn how to adjust the saw, we’ll learn tricks toContinue Reading
Make and American Kestrel Box with the Duluth Folk School
March 13, 2017

Adult + Youth Basic Woodworking

Adult + Youth Basic Woodworking Skills Series: Build a Kestrel Box In this service class, we are partnering with the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog to provide an opportunity for adults to work with a child/grandchild/mentee/friend to build an American kestrel nesting box that will be used by researchers in the Sax-Zim area. You will learnContinue Reading
December 19, 2016

Timber Framed Sawhorse


  • Timber Framed Sawhorse (Day 1)
    February 25, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Timber Framed Sawhorse (Day 2)
    February 26, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor

In this class, you will be introduced to timber framing techniques while you build a sturdy white pine sawhorse. This type of timber framing comes from the German tradition, where a full scale layout is drawn up, which serves to mark timbers for compound (more…)

June 15, 2016

Tim and Andrew’s Top Circular Saw Tips

Set up your work so that the piece being cut off can fall away and not bind the saw blade Use a guide for your saw’s base plate – this could be a framing square or a homemade jig, so you can follow a straight, square line. Stabilize the material with clamps to your sawContinue Reading

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1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
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