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Blog entry by JohnnyVee posted 04-27-2009 06:34 PM 688 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Doing a woodworking course on the weekends at the local college to keep my skills (such as they are) alive until I finish my shop. Building a 4’ bench out of red oak with exposed jutoba joinery in a sort of Arts & Crafts style (it goes with my house).... will post a few pics as it progresses.

Also did a one day seminar on wooden hand planes 3 weeks ago… mostly done the plane. Building a #6 just for fun out of eastern maple using a Hock blade. Pictures coming soon.

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."



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JuniorJoiner

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 07:17 PM

did you look at the carving course david western is teaching at camosun campus? I have been thinking about it.
love to see the plane, where was the seminar.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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TraumaJacques

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 07:45 PM

Like they said on Wood Talk on Line, it is the year of learning.Looking forward to the pictures.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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JohnnyVee

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#3 posted 04-27-2009 11:22 PM

I am taking Dave’s course (along with a few other courses) in July. I was chatting with him about 2 weeks ago (he lives not too far from me) and it sounds like it will be an absolute hoot. He really is a great instructor. He is also doing demos and seminars up a the new Lee Valley.

The seminar was put on by the Vancouver Island Woodworkers’ Guild for members of which I am one… there are other coming soon along with a couple of Saturday’s worth of local shop tours. If you haven’t already seen the VIWG site here’s the link: http://www.viwg.com

And I will get the pictures up …. they need to come off the camera first. ;^)

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."

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JohnnyVee

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 02:00 AM

I tried to take another of Dave’s courses last summer on advanced carving but it never went because it was short a couple of students BUT is being offered as a night class starting in February and I am in there.

-- John ..."Measure twice, cut once and always do a finger count right after that..."

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 02:05 AM

sounds like some great skills to develop while making good tools to keep those skills going. we should all be so lucky to run through those courses and classes! Enjoy.

looking forward to those pics :)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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