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