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Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts, and More

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Course Overview

Meet Jock Holmen, the “Norwegian Termite”: when it comes to carving on timbers, you can’t “stump” him. From blueberries to little people, lettering to logos, Jock can help you chisel your ideas into white pine as you design and carve decorative embellishments for your home. Choose from a variety of projects: a post suitable for outdoor or indoor use, a door casing and header, a fireplace mantle, or outdoor installations, and take home a work of art that will be a treasured family heirloom for years to come. Day one will be focused on design work, moving to physical carving on days two and three, adding texture, detail, and refinement as time allows. Day four allows students time to embellish and fully complete their work, with additional instruction in lettering and dating, painting and other finishing options.


Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019

Course Details

Length: 4 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $360.00
Materials fee: $20.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Add'l fee for timber varies ($45-$65)


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.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course. For example: 30-60 mm chisel, #3, #4 or #5, skew 20-30 mm is a good source for  Pifel /Swiss made tools. Telephone number: 800-225-1153

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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Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts and More - 5/30/2019