Cerritos College #1: Woodworking Celebration 2010

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Blog entry by Jack Barnhill posted 05-28-2010 02:33 AM 1818 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This last weekend Cerritos College (Los Angeles, California area) held their annual Woodworking Celebration which encompasses an exhibit and a juried competition of the volunteered student projects. Again this year, the students provided lots of wonderful eye candy.

Categories included:

- Accessories
- Cabinetry
- Seating
- Solid Wood Casegoods
- Tables
- Introduction to Woodworking
- Introductions to Cabinets
- Introduction to Wood Turning

You can find photos of most of the ribbon winners on my blog site.

For more information about the Cerritos College Woodworking Program classes, degrees, staff and 22,000SF facility, click here.

Correction: I just looked at their website again and realized that I mad a typo. The facility is actually 27,000SF.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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#1 posted 05-28-2010 06:06 AM

Thanks for sharing

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 05-28-2010 06:07 AM

Hi Jack. I’m sure it’s just me but, I don’t like going to other sites to see the pictures. It comes off as just using my beloved LumberJocks to funnel traffic to your blog. You posted one pic, can’t you just post the rest here?


-- Jim

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#3 posted 05-28-2010 08:43 AM

Hi OutPutter – I appreciate your perspective. There are probably others here that feel the same way. I like LumberJocks too and used to feel the same way until I realized that other sites also have useful information and things that I find interesting. I assume that those who do go to my blog are interested in the subject and those that do not are not.

Hopefully the following will explain why I took this approach.

First, I could have just left the pictures on my blog site for anyone that happened to find it but, frankly, not many people know about my blog site so I decided to (as Jim said) share the wonderful student projects and the woodworking program at Cerritos College with a wider audience.

Secondly, I am just starting my blog site and I am trying to build it into something useful. And, if not useful, then, at least, interesting and entertaining. This is one way I can let people know about my blog site. Even though I have been a member of LJs for over a year (actually longer than it appears but, that’s another story) I did not feel comfortable just posting a message of my own or on someone else’s posting saying, “Hey, take a look at my site.” I tried to offer something in return. If the pictures weren’t fair value this time for going to my bog site, I will try to do better in the future.

Lastly, since I had already gone to the effort of preparing the images and loading them on my site, I did not wish to double the effort of reloading them to someone else’s site so that I could link them to LumberJocks. Call me lazy but that’s a more effort than clicking out to a second website to view the pictures and then backing up to LJs again.

After all, it’s not like I tried to trick anyone into going there and it’s not like my blog site is pushing cheap pharmaceuticals, high interest rate loans, get rich quick schemes, etc. It’s about my woodworking and my using SketchUp for woodworking.

I hope you understand.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow --

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