The Great Lakes Log Crafters Association is chartered as a non-profit organization in the State of Wisconsin, USA.

The Board President, Board Members, and Officers are elected by the general membership and serve as stewards for running the association

The Great Lakes Log Crafters is a non-profit association of handcrafted log builders from around the great lakes region including Canada.  The 60 + skilled craftsmen are dedicated to the art, education and promotion of the trade. They offer owner/builder membership and encouragement in the excellence in the trade of handcrafted log structures. Currently they are working to establish standards by which log building craftsmanship will be will be judged and codes will be established.

2019 Conference and Annual General Meeting

May 16, 17, 18, 2019

Location:  Sugar Lake Lodge
37584 Otis Ln
Cohasset, MN 55721
Phone: 218-327-1462


2018 Conference Pictures

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(click here for printable Schedule)

Thursday, May 16th  
5:00pm to ? Socialize at Kockow Brewing Company
Friday, May 17th  
8:00am to 8:30am REGISTRATION
8:30am to 9:30am Curved Paneling by Duane Sellman
9:30am to 10:30am Presentation on Local Historical Log Structures by Lilah Crowe from the Itasca County Historical Society (click here for Ms. Crowe's biography)
10:30am to 11:00am BREAK
11:00am to Noon To Be Announced
Noon to 1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm to 2:00pm ASCHE Engineering by Bryan Asche, PE, LEED AP and Frank Vanderveur (Fundraiser Sign)
2:00pm to 4:30pm Log Blasting Techniques - Wet Blasting - Jason Johnson (click here for Jason's bio)
4:30pm to 5:00pm BREAK
5:00pm to 6:30pm SUPPER
6:30pm Fundraiser Auction
Saturday, May 18th  
8:00am to 9:00am LBLA Update (Log Blvd. Leadership Alliance) by Duane Sellman
9:00am to 9:15am BREAK
9:15am to 11:30am Annual General Meeting, Chaired by President John Schroeder
11:30am to 12:30pm LUNCH
12:30pm to 1:30pm S-Curved-Stairway by Curtis Lindberg
1:30pm to 1:45pm BREAK
1:45pm to 2:45pm Tech Talk - By All Attendees
2:45pm to 3:45pm Tour of the recreated logging camp at the Forestry Center
3:45pm to 5:00pm John Beltman presenting on Historic Wood Turning: Spring Pole Lathe
5:00pm to 6:00pm SUPPER
6:00pm to 7:00pm Slideshow/Supper

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Conference Fees

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