Spring Break: Build an Aldo Leopold Chair! (2 day class – ages 12 and up)

Instructor:  John Manthei

Dates of the class: Monday & Tuesday, March 12 & 13, 2018

Time of the class: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm both days

The Aldo Leopold Chair is a simple and sturdy design which he intended for outdoor use. These chairs have become quite famous and are used through out the US both inside and out.

Our chairs will be made from Alaska spruce and a small hand full of screws and bolts. We will be using saws, planes, drills, sloyd knives, files, rasps and sandpaper. We will be learning sawing to a line, truing up saw cuts with a block plane, chamforing and assembly. We will also learn a bit about Aldo Leopold, an outstanding human being and intellect and (among a million other wonderful traits) a carpenter.

Quotes from Parents whose children attended a previous session of this class:

My daughter had a blast and is now begging to take another class. John is simply amazing at not only woodworking but working and teaching the children. The chair is proudly displayed in our living room. These classes are contagious. I can’t wait to research what other classes are offered! My 8yo is also now begging to make something. Thank you so much!!” Hope Oom VanBennekom

I 100% agree with Hope! My son loved this class & we are also anxious to see what other classes will be offered.”   Veronica Carlo

Maximum number of students: 8

Minimum number of students: 5

Age range: 12 -16 years old

Prerequisites:  none

Location: The Folk School

Cost: $66 (members); $86 (non-members) Become a Folk School Member!

Materials fee: $30

Contact: John Manthei: john@folk.school or 907-455-4547

To Register: Please fill out the Class Registration Form below and click on the “Submit” button. This will take you to the Payment page, where you can complete your registration through PayPal (or you may send a check by mail).




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