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6-day 'Practical woodworking' course

6-day 'Practical woodworking' course

06-12-2018 05:29 PM by Charliefreak | 4 comments »

I just finished the 6-day “Practical woodworking” course offered by JD Lohr School of Woodworking, located in Schwenksville, PA (about an hour from Philadelphia), and I wanted to share my thoughts on this exceptionally well-designed and delivered course. The course is designed to introduce the basic principles of furniture making, from rough lumber through to a finished piece of furniture. The process is scaffolded with a hall table project, but this is more of a means to an end. The meat ...

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JD Lohr School of Woodworking -- Woodworking 101

JD Lohr School of Woodworking -- Woodworking 101

02-13-2008 06:43 AM by ben | 11 comments »

Short version: this was the best money I’ve spent on anything related to wood, period. Jeff and his apprentice Rob were fantastic—knowledgeable, organized and enthusiastic. Details I have not taken a wood course of any sort since high school… I can’t imagine this being any more hands-on. The first day began with a primer on wood—grain, growth, selection, and even how ‘non-professionals’ can be most successful at the local hardwood dealer. But...

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