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Carving The Voyageur Style Drinking Cup: The Traditional Noggin

When the fur trade was in full swing, Lake Superior and the lakes inland from the North Shore were traditional travel routes paddled by cargo haulers of that bygone era. The voyageur's colorful lifestyle was also a lifestyle of utility and hard work, making light of the heavy loads they had to carry. The noggin, a wooden vessel, doubled as a bowl and cup - small, light and carved from the very woods in which they made their living. Today, campers use the noggin around the campfire, making it an ideal tool for your next canoe or backpacking trip. Working from drawings of historic noggins recorded by the Hudson Bay Company, you will carve out you own "historic" noggin using traditional carving tools provided by the instructor.

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Course Details

Length in days:
2

Hours:
9am-5pm

Tuition:
$150.00 per student (Regular rate)
$130.00 per student (Early-bird rate)

Materials:
$12.00

Levels:
Beginner to Advanced

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You will need the following tools for this class:

  1. carving knife with short blade (2" to 3")
  2. pencil
  3. (Items may be available for purchase from the North House School Store – now online at www.northhouse.org)
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Jon Strom Jon Strom

Look for the woodchips flying and you're sure to find Jon. Jon is a sculptor, woodworker, and log builder with a strong interest in Swedish spoon and bowl carving techniques as well as the history of log building. He has demonstrated at Grand Portage National Monument, Old Fort William, White Oak Society, and has taught at various workshops including "Goods from the Woods" in Grand Rapids. Jon has also designed his own personal bowl-carving bench which may be adapted by students for their own workshops. To learn more visit www.stromart.com.

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Carving The Voyageur Style Drinking Cup: The Traditional Noggin

Carving The Voyageur Style Drinking Cup: The Traditional Noggin

Carving The Voyageur Style Drinking Cup: The Traditional Noggin