Learn the folk art of stick weaving! This primitive form of weaving uses
Friday 10:00-2:00 McLeod by the Lake
Build a Toboggan
Chris Evavold from Black River Sleds
Hauling Toboggan Workshop(HDPE)
Time: 3+ hours (Sunday Morning 7am - Noon)
Participants: 8 maximum per session (no minimum)
No tools or experience necessary (but, any additional block planes, drills, Phillips #2 drill bits, or countersink bits would be helpful)
“In this 3+hour workshop participants will be able to construct their own hauling toboggan that will be ready for use upon completion. Participants can choose from 5’, 7’, 9’ or 11’ lengths. Construction materials will include black HDPE pre-shaped blanks, finished white ash crosspieces, stainless steel screws, and 4mm accessory cord for running line, tumpline, and lashing system. Participants will prepare and finish the plastic blank, fasten crosspieces to blank, and string up toboggan. The end result will be a low maintenance, durable, and rollable toboggan that will provide years of use trekking into the bush.”
5’ SnowWalker Petite - $138 ($120 w/o Lashing System)
7’ SnowWalker - $166 ($145 w/o Lashing System)
9’ SnowWalker - $195 ($170 w/o Lashing System)
11’ SnowWalker - $225 ($195 w/o Lashing System)
Sign up prior to event by emailing email@example.com or calling Chris at 715.399.2796. You can pay with check, cash or credit card. Payment accepted at event but I need to know how many to expect.
"Treenware Carving Tools"
Friday and Saturday in Hanson Lodge
Roger Pilsner of Primitive Spirit
Stop in Hanson Lodge meeting room anytime from 10:00 am - noon and 1:00
pm - 4:00 pm
Both Friday and Saturday
I will supply the carving tools, wood blanks, a simple carving vise, and
a little supervision and education. Band-aides with be extra.
Prefer to just have the seminar run continually all day long so people
can come and go as they desire and still not miss anything. If they want
to go attend another seminar, they can, and not miss anything important
at this one. They can just pop in whenever they like.
I'll give advise on an individual basis, trying to address each
individuals skill level. The only exception I require is no children
under 18 and no children over 18!
There is no charge for the materials, but donations are always
appreciated. An individual can select one blank of either a spoon,
ladle, noggin, Kuksa, bowl or novelty. Additional blanks after the first
one will cost $5.00.
The tools will be sharp and throughout the seminar I will be discussing
a huge variety of ways to sharpen cutting tools properly. I also
discuss metallurgy, tool shapes, handle designs, and most important what
not to do or what not to purchase if your new to these tools. I
manufacture many of these carving tools and can advise those who wish to
make their own tools of high quality.
If people could bring some of their own tools that would be excellent.
Even if they are dull and don't look fancy. I am not going to operate a
sharpening service, but I will advise anybody on how to get the most
from the tools they have.
I would gladly accept assistance from any other wood carvers or tool
nuts like me. If they want, please have them contact me via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-428-2329.
Antler Handle Knife
Friday 1:00-3:00 Mcleod by the Lake
This class is full!
Making an Antler Handle Knife Participants will learn to assemble a small blade into an antler handle as well as stitch together a sheath that will hang around the neck and will be provided information on sources for knife blades, leather, and tools required to make knives on their own. All materials are provided by the instructor. Cost is $50.00 per person. Contact Warren prior to Symposium if interested in taking this workshop. Warren M. Peterson, cell # 715-314-0797, email: email@example.com
Stove Bag/Wood Bag
Friday 10:00-2:00 McLeod in the Woods
In this 4 hour workshop you will build your own custom sized 1000d Cordura bag for packing your stove on the trail and containing firewood around camp. $30 fee includes materials and instruction. All students must supply their own sewing machine. 8 Student maximum. Email Jon to reserve your spot. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Snowshoe Lacing Workshop
Friday 10:30-4:00 Mitchell
Make an Emergency Bucksaw Frame
Friday 2:00-4:00 McLeod by the Lake
Contact Kelly Hargesheimer email@example.com to sign up.