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Blog entry by johnjoiner posted 10-09-2007 09:15 PM 787 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m surprised at how little talk I see at LJ about woodworking classes. (Maybe I’m just not searching well.) Do LumberJocks not need classes? ;-) I’ve taken a few classes in the last few years and really enjoyed them.

-- johnjoiner



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scottb

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#1 posted 10-09-2007 09:53 PM

no, we don’t need no stinkin classes!

Actually, I’ve taken two, and fear I may have mentioned it too much.

One a five week lathe class – spindles, another 10 week intro to woodworking – tables. My pub table is the product of the latter. (surprisingly at one time the most viewed, and still way up in the rankings – great boast for a first-timer)

If memory serves, there is a list of schools, or classes we’ve taken back in one of the forums. dates back a ways though, several months at least.
I’m sure someone will post the link as soon as they find it. – someone always does.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Paul

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#2 posted 10-09-2007 10:57 PM

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Karson

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#3 posted 10-09-2007 11:12 PM

I’m thinking of offering a class at my shop or getting Lee to host it at his shop.

I mentioned it at the picnic we we never discussed it in any depth.

Maybe a veneering one to start. I’ve got my veneering rig and Lee has his so we could get a few items glueing up at the same time.

Any interest?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 10-09-2007 11:13 PM

Gee, I’m in class every day, right here. anything you want to know is right here some where. There are even lots of things you probably would never think of knowing or wanting to know. There’s even some things…...Naw, I won’t go there. Life is a pretty good school.
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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WayneC

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#5 posted 10-09-2007 11:58 PM

I take stuff at woodcraft every once in a while. There are a couple of folks in woodworking programs, etc. Not seen much discussion lately.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#6 posted 10-10-2007 12:29 AM

There are some nice schools out there. I’m trying plan a vacation next year, and take a 1 or 2 week class at one of the schools.

I taken a few classes/lectures at Woodcraft, but there is only so much you can learn in a 3 hour class.

Speaking of Woodcraft. Is anyone in the Seattle area going to the Rob Cosman classes at Woodcraft in Nov? I’ll be there for the Saturday classes/lectures.

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Dust4brains

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#7 posted 10-10-2007 12:37 AM

Actually I would loveto take some classes. I’ve done a little research on the web and I cannot find any classes locally in Washington State north of Seattle. If anyone out there knows of any please post them. Great point. I think we all can learn something new….....especially me!

-- -If you love wood, cut wood, sand wood....it really doesn't matter how it turns out; you've got Dust4brains!

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#8 posted 10-10-2007 01:10 AM

what Tom said, but a hands on instruction would be fun.

-- bryano

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WayneC

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#9 posted 10-10-2007 01:12 AM

There are also some good videos. You should browse through them. There are turning videos and a series on veneering, etc.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#10 posted 10-10-2007 01:17 AM

Dust4brains,

I remember seeing some woodworking classes at Everett Community College. I’ve been meaning to give them a call, because I can’t find anything on their web site. This was a year or so ago, maybe they don’t offer it anymore.

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johnjoiner

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#11 posted 10-10-2007 05:11 PM

Dust4brains,

Does an hour (counting the ferry ride) north of Vancouver count as “north of Seattle?” ;-) You’re not too far from Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking . For anyone who likes Krenov’s books I highly recommend it!

-- johnjoiner

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jpw1995

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#12 posted 10-10-2007 05:18 PM

I’m with you, Mike L. I’m going to use a week of vacation time next summer to attend a class. Kelly Mehler has a school here in Kentucky I’d like to visit.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Paul

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#13 posted 10-10-2007 05:28 PM

I took a class with Kelly Mehler at the Mark Adams School of Woodworking near Indianapolis before he built his own school. Excellent teacher!

JP – you’re close to Mark Adams. You might check it out on-line or day-trip – Franlkin, IN

-- Paul, Texas

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jpw1995

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#14 posted 10-10-2007 05:32 PM

Thanks, Paul. I’ll check it out.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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