Tag Archive: Workshop

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


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…)

Photo for Duluth Folk School Bike Maintenance Class
May 19, 2019

The Art of Bicycle Maintenance

  • June 25, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


In this introductory class, you’ll learn how keep your chain lubricated and quiet, how to fix your flat in no time flat, and how to make other basic adjustments to help keep you and your bike riding all year long! Registration Includes Patient instruction, lube, rags, gloves, and the opportunity to work hands-on with your (more…)

Wheel Truing at the Duluth Folk School
May 19, 2019

The Wheels On the Bike…

  • July 9, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


This class covers all things bicycle-wheel related! During this class, you’ll learn how to straighten a bent or wobbly wheel on your bike, you’ll practice tensioning and de-tensioning your spokes, and you learn how to overhaul your wheel’s bearings and make other relatively simple adjustments. By the end of class you’ll be able to turn (more…)

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
January 16, 2019

Sea Kayaking for Beginners

  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Boulder Lake)
    June 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Boulder Lake)
    June 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    June 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


If you’ve always wanted to learn to safely and effectively kayak from a professional kayak instructor, this is your chance! Join highly trained instructor Jen Buseman as she helps you progress from novice to being ready to go out on your own. You will learn about the gear used in sea kayaking, what kind/size of (more…)

Beekeeping at the Duluth Folk School
January 16, 2019

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    March 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    March 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


*All registrations must be completed by March 18, so we have time to order supplies – don’t delay! In this class, you will learn about what is required (time, effort, cost) to manage honeybees in northern Minnesota. With the instructor there to guide you, you will  assemble your own Langsroth hive from a kit, and (more…)

Saw Sharpening at the Duluth Folk School
December 26, 2018

Handsaw Sharpening

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


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…)

Make Your Own Snowshoes at the Duluth Folk School
December 22, 2018

Make Your Own Snowshoes

  • Make Your Own Snowshoes (Day 1 of 2)
    February 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Make Your Own Snowshoes (Day 2 of 2)
    February 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Winter in the great North Woods can be magic – quietly trekking through deep snow on your very own handcrafted wooden snowshoes. In this class you will use a locally made kit with black ash frames and black polyester lacing, to weave your own pair of traditional snowshoes. The black ash frames are flexible and (more…)

Photo of Chainsaw
October 2, 2018

Chainsaw Safety – From First Pull to Felling Trees

  • Chainsaw Safety
    October 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm


If the title of this course caught your eye, you have already demonstrated the first qualification of this course: you want to know how to safely and effectively operate a chainsaw! This class will be a full-spectrum overview, starting with how to safely start and operate your chainsaw, and going all the way to safely (more…)

Photo for Duluth Folk School Bike Maintenance Class
May 2, 2018

Beginner Bike Maintenance

  • Beginner Bike Maintenance
    June 19, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


In this class, you’ll learn how to deal with the three most common problem areas on a bike: tires, brakes and chains. You’ll practice making the necessary corrections and adjustments for safe and smooth operation.   Bring your bicycle to class and learn how to get your wheels rolling happily! Registration Includes Instruction, lube, rag (more…)


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806


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