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Carve Signs for Campus: Incised Letter Carving Service Learning Session

Course Overview

Make your mark at North House by carving signs for campus! Put your carving skills to good use or learn the basics of incised carving—letters, numbers and other forms—while creating unique signs that will direct students and visitors at North House. A useful course for woodworkers of any skill level, students will learn to use a variety of carving tools, from v-gouges and chisels to a simple carving knife. Take skills honed in this service-based class and put them to use doing detail work at home, or simply admire your handiwork every time you stop by North House!


Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $75.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins. Feel free to bring any carving tools you like to use.

Optional Tools

  • # 1 s  straight [ skew beveled both sides]  12-14mm    
  • #2  gouge 10-12mm  
  • #4  gouge  14mm   
  • # 5 gouge 14-16mm   
  • #7  gouge 12-14mm
  • #12 v-gouge 12-14mm

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Jock Holmen
Jock Holmen
Burnsville, MN

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Carve Signs for Campus: Incise Letter Carving Service Learning Session - 3/9/2019