Assiniiboine Community College Woodworking course #12: Last class of Level 2 ...and probably for the rest of the year:-(

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 02-25-2011 07:37 AM 1434 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well the course is over; I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I suspect Ryan learned a lot about conducting a classroom and managing the administrative types at the College. I really enjoyed using all the tools and the great setup of their shop. Its given me a lot of ideas to incorporate into my shop, a bench, vise and mortising attachment for my drill press are all pretty high priorities now…just after getting the new tablesaw.

I didn’t manage to finish my project yet but got pretty close. All that is left really is mounting the hardware and finishing up one set of M&T joints (I just realize I missed them this evening just before class!). Bill and his wife will be here this weekend, so I won’t be able to give it to them but I can show them the work in progress.

I was quite pleased with myself when I had to recreate one of the slats for the stool and zipped from milling, to finished product in about a tenth of the time it took me to create the first few! So I guess some of what Ryan actually stuck!

Well Ryan if you’re reading this Thank you very much for a great course and I hope I can take some courses in the fall if you are offering them, if not perhaps I’ll see you around the hospital.

I guess the long and the short of this experience has been very positive and I highly encourage folks who have the opportunity and the cash to take some woodworking courses, they are great fun and of course very informative.

Good night all!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 08:31 AM

And, thank you Mark, for writing about the course. It was both fun and informative to read. Passing along our experiences is one of the best things we can do for each other. Can’t wait to see the updated workshop pictures with all the new gear. Play / be safe!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 02-25-2011 11:52 AM

I’ve enjoyed the journey.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 02-25-2011 11:28 PM

Hi Mark.

Great play by play of the course. I hope you mentioned LJ to the other students as well as “herr professor” Ryan.

A belated congrats on your anniversary to you and your mrs.

I wasn’t aware Bill had taken the plunge into matrimony. Always took him for a confirmed bachelor! (grin)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 09:10 AM

Hello Tiny,

Thanks for the anniversary greetings, we have certainly enjoyed the last 9 years. Next year we are planning on doing something extra special to celebrate.

I mentioned LJs to Ryan; he’d already heard of it.

Yeah, Bill and Lana got married a handful of years ago; they are a very good match for each other :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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