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Location: Stevensville, Montana
Website: www.chidwickschool.com

I am a woodworking designer, artisan, craftsman and teacher. I am passionate about creative artistic expression and love to help others to discover their own creativity. I believe we all are lifelong learners, and the more I share with others, the more I am challenged to grow and expand in my own craft.

Every morning I wake up and realize how blessed I am to go to work doing what I love. We live a simple lifestyle in beautiful Western Montana, where my 2,500 sq. ft shop looks directly at the majestic Bitterroot Mountain Range.

As a woodworker, I love the term "Artisan" as it blends the ideas of "technical craft" with "artistic creativity and expression". Hence, an Artisan is one who is both deeply rooted in the tradition and skill of his craft as well as one who pursues qualities of abstraction and interpretation.

At my school (www.chidwickschool.com) my emphasis is to train students to embrace both the mastery of technical skills as well as the development of the artist heart.

I am looking forward to meeting new friends, sharing with others the knowledge and passion I have, and learning from a great community of like-minded people.

For those of you who are interested, I am offering a Lumberjocks special $30 discount on my live on-line "cyber school" classes. We have three different chair building classes this year, For more information or to register go to http://chidwickschool.com and enter "LJ2012" when you register.

-- Andy Chidwick, Chidwickschool.com

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 07:18 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 09:06 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 01:58 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 03:55 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks – you could not find a better bunch of woodworkers anywhere on the planet!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 03:38 AM

Welcome to LJs, I look forward to your post.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 01-22-2012 03:03 PM

That is a beautiful table. Welcome to LJs.

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#7 posted 01-22-2012 11:34 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 01-23-2012 02:54 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 11-09-2012 04:57 PM

Just saw your last piece. Looks both contemporary, and traditional. ” Artisan” Yep!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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