Birch Bark Boxes, by Fred Livesay

May 25, 2013 @ 1:00 pm – May 26, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Minnesota Waldorf School
70 County Road B East
Saint Paul, MN 55113
Fred Livesay

Birch bark is an icon of northern forests and used for making everything from baskets to canoes. In this class we will use bark to create small boxes with wooden bottoms and lids. Boxes of this type have been found in archeological sites in Norway and Russia and date back over a thousand years. Birch bark boxes can be used to hold your treasures or something as common as nails. Students taking this class will make two boxes and learn to use a carving knife and hook knife, proper harvesting methods and the techniques for laying out a hidden joint in the birch bark.

Tools needed: carving knife, carving hook, pencil, utility knife, a little sand paper, small hammer. Instructor will have a good supply of tools for students to use.

Cost includes $20 of materials provided by the Instructor

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