Bury Yourself In Your Work: Build Your Own Casket
Beginning woodworkers will enjoy acquiring new skills, while more advanced participants will have ample opportunity to apply their talents. Chop saws to block planes, screw guns to dovetail joinery - this course covers a range of important skills while offering the opportunity to manage the key details such as proper sizing, joinery, handle construction, hardware and design options. Students will develop woodworking skills that will last a lifetime (and beyond). The casket materials include cabinet-grade pine, birch for handles and bronze fastenings. You may bring a partner to work on one casket for the single tuition rate.
This course offers a rare opportunity to join a growing number of independent-minded people looking for a meaningful alternative to today’s burial arrangements and build your own casket--a beautiful piece of furniture with a long-term plan. For those interested, your local municipality and cemetery offices have details regarding any requirements or restrictions that may apply.
DatesNew! Fri, Oct 31, 2014 - Sun, Nov 02, 2014
$225.00 per project (Early-bird rate)
You will need the following tools for this class:
- eye & ear protection (Available for purchase @ North House School Store)
- tape measure
- dust mask
Randy’s life in the North is a classic – he has mushed dogs, planted 20,000+ trees on his homestead and built eight outbuildings on his property (but still no garage). He moved to the North Shore from Wisconsin in 1994 with plans to raise a family and create a new lifestyle. After buying some land "back in the woods a bit," he and his wife built a woodshop and log home, a perfect spot to raise three kids and live a little closer to the earth. With more than 20 years of woodworking under his belt, Randy has built everything from cabins to dogsleds, commissioned furniture to custom doors. Nearly all of his interests lie in the outdoors, and he says it’s hard to remember life before Cook County.
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