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Visiting Norwegian craftsmen hosting free demonstrations
at North House Folk School


May 12: 1pm-4pm

North House will welcome a group of 7 craftsmen visiting from Norway on Friday, May 12. While they are here, the group will offer demonstrations open to the public from 1pm-4pm. Please come to campus to check out the work of these highly skilled visitors!


Jon Dahlmo: blacksmith, professional edge tool maker, skilled woodworker and log builder

Øystein Myhre: blacksmith, professional maker of laminated edge axes for more than 10 years, now specializing in making “navar”, a traditional conical auger

Peter Brennvik: wooden boat builder and carpenter, specializes in wooden handtools and traditional tool boxes

Thor Aage Heiberg: a joiner (møbelsnekker) and organ builder, with special interest in traditional doors and windows with hand tools

Ivar Jørstad: master carpenter, with special interest in restoring houses

Siv Holmin: carpenter, specialized in splitting logs, hewing boards, restoring wooden buildings, as well as grass roofs with birch bark.

Roald Renmælmo: carpenter with a special interest in traditional hand tools and traditional crafts, works with axe, saw and handplanes


Blacksmiths Jon Dahlmo and Øystein Myhre will demonstrate forging laminated plane irons. Woodworkers Peter Brennvik and Thor Aage Heiberg will build a handplane. Carpenters Ivar Jørstad, Siv Holmin, and Roald Renmælmo will split and hew boards from logs and demonstrate use of the pjål.

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