Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'apprenticeship'

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Getting Back to My Passion for Woodworking #1: My Younger Years

05-29-2017 03:43 AM by Duff | 1 comment »

Hi All, I’m not really sure why I’ve decided to start a blog because to be honest, I’m not as web savvy as I thought and am not really even sure I know what a blog is! Anyway, I grew up doing home improvement things with my Dad. I was always supposed to be just as good a worker at 12 years old as the 20ish guys that worked with him. He always said, “Duff, if you can’t give 100% don’t even start the job.” Hence, my never being satisfied with my work. T...

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Adventures in Lutherie #7: I'm an apprentice!

01-10-2017 08:40 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

I think today I could mark as when I entered an ‘apprenticeship’ as an ‘Orchestral Instrument Repair Technician’. I’m doing piecework as I learn, but the owner of the shop wants me to be stationed there eventually. It’s better for business. I’ve got a steep learning curve ahead of me. the better and faster I work, the more I get paid. I’m repairing student rental instruments, so they aren’t going to be ‘restored’ to showr...

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A Strategy for Woodworking #8: Cobblers

07-14-2014 02:02 PM by Gary Rogowski | 6 comments »

This letter was sent to me by an old friend. Hi, Gary! May I give you a story, as promised? The story is told that if you were a young person in medieval France embarking on a spiritual quest, if you were fortunate you might meet up with someone older, perhaps a teacher, who would say this to youI think I understand what you are seeking. Let me give you the name of someone I know, a cobbler, in Dijon. I think that it might work out well if you were to become his apprentice. If that h...

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Woodworking Journey

07-15-2012 02:10 PM by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker | 4 comments »

It will start by saying that am new at this whole blog thing and I am working at it so I can get better.It is kind of something that I am starting to enjoy and, it takes some of the normal life stress stuff and helps put it a side for a little which I think we all need to do somehow every day. I started my woodworking July 5th 1995 (17 years ago) in Wells Vermont .I was 16 years old and already had a passion for constructing things with my Dad and even building a 3 story club house from scr...

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