Classes #1: Quick Review - WoodCraft Bandsaw Class

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Blog entry by Milo posted 05-22-2009 06:48 PM 1994 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Quick Review – WoodCraft Bandsaw Class


Went to the Woodcraft bandsaw class last night at my semi-local Woodcraft store in Knoxville, TN. It was on bandsaw maintanance. The bandsaw used was a Jet 14”, about what I would consider standard for the average woodworking hobbiest like me.

I never realized just how ignorant I was about bandsaws, in particular the guides. The instructor, Robert, did an excellent job of going over the maintanance of the fence, without overloading us with a lot of additional info just to fill up the time. Since the class was just two people, we ended a little early, and where able to do hands on work, as well as ask a lot of general questions about various of wood working subjects and machines.

A very worthwhile class.

I look forward to my next class at Woodcraft, and I would recommend them to others who want to brush up on woodworking subjects also. I’m going to a dovertail jig class in the near future.


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#1 posted 05-22-2009 07:03 PM

nice, glad you enjoyed it. hands on classes are always a good thing, esp. if you get a good instructor.

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#2 posted 05-22-2009 07:26 PM

Well, I know there are a lot of hard core (no pun intended) woodworkers out there that could probably teach woodworking if they wanted, and then there are a bunch of shmoes like me that a dablers. I hope taking classes will help me elevate the quality of work I do, and I want to encourage those on the fence to do the same.


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#3 posted 05-23-2009 12:49 AM

Thanks for the review. Taking classes like this is an excellent way of honing skills for a particular tool or technique. Most of us tend to be self-taught but getting some outside instruction is always a good idea.

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#4 posted 05-23-2009 01:53 AM

Hey Milo good review sounds like you gained some good info.

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#5 posted 06-03-2009 03:09 AM

Wish I had taken some lessons but not available where I live and I don’t travel well.

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