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Marquetry School #1: First Students Tomorrow

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 09-21-2015 04:02 AM 1527 reads 0 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My first marquetry course starts tomorrow morning. I’ve been preparing for a couple of weeks and I think I’m as prepared as I could be.

The classroom

The textbooks

The work areas

Glue making, packet assembly and mounting board materials

The packets for the first ├ętude. They get a choice of colour combinations

Hammer veneering materials

Wish me luck!

Thanks for looking

Paul

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/



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sras

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#1 posted 09-21-2015 04:04 AM

With all your preparation, it looks like the luck will be in your favor! Best wishes.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 09-21-2015 04:13 AM

Looks like your very ready Paul ,I know it will be a great experience for both you and your students. Good luck!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 09-21-2015 04:26 AM

Paul, Wishing you the best. I wish I were able to participate. Maybe in the future. I look forward to hearing how things go. I am sure the students will come away with a boat full (pun intended) of knowledge and memories.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 09-21-2015 04:51 AM

Paul, you don’t need me to wish you Good Luck…
You have your plan… and you are going to execute your plan…
All of your students will soak it up like a sponge and savor every bit of it!
They will be very Thankful to you for your expertise…
It will be a success that you will remember the rest of your life!
I wish I could be a fly on the wall during the process! :)

Are you going to have it Recorded? (somehow) :)

Do not worry about anything… Everything will be GREAT!

No sweat… Just enjoy it..

Thank you,
Joe

PS: 4 or 5 students?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 09-21-2015 04:59 AM

Paul,

Pretty exciting stuff. Joe said it well. You have thought it through and prepared first class tools and equipment for your first students. You are a bright and knowledgeable guy. It will go great.

I think I said it before but think really basic until you get a feel for where each student is.

Best wishes on this new path sir!

Please keep us posted on your journey!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 09-21-2015 05:09 AM

DocSavage45: DITTO :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#7 posted 09-21-2015 05:56 AM

I’ve never seen anyone more prepared or qualified. All my best to you, Paul. Do it well and honorably.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 09-21-2015 06:00 AM

Hi Paul
This is extremely exciting!! You are no doubt going to have great fun. Very best wishes in your endeavour and I hope that you will find immense satisfaction and joy in teaching. Your students are most definitely incredibly lucky to be learning under your remarkably talented eyes and hands!

Have a great time and keep the pictures coming
Best regards
TobiasZA
South Africa

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Handtooler

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#9 posted 09-21-2015 06:18 AM

Paul, Oh so very well organized, clean, neat, and laid out for your first day of your first class. I’m sure your students will be just as excited as you are. Here’s to ya! Keep your ship on even keel

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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Kiwib0y

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#10 posted 09-21-2015 06:21 AM

Good luck Sir. Been so prepared and knowledgeable as you are it will be a walk in the park. (or run through the park to the closest pub) Good luck again.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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Dutchy

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#11 posted 09-21-2015 06:31 AM

The lessons should be fine with such a preparation and such a teacher. Good luck fellow.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#12 posted 09-21-2015 06:32 AM

Wow, picture this. Best of luck Paul!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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Jeff_in_LSMO

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#13 posted 09-21-2015 08:27 AM

I really wish I lived closer, or I would be in there in a heartbeat. Have you thought of adding a webex? I would be interested if you were able to do a webex.

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#14 posted 09-21-2015 08:48 AM

Best of luck for your first class. All of your pre work and preparation should result in a successful and enjoyable class for all of your students. Keep us posted.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#15 posted 09-21-2015 09:35 AM

Well I wish you luck as well, Paul but it isn’t luck that will get you through. It will be the dedication you’ve put into this and the planning and preparation. You know the craft that you’re teaching (and, boy! You know that!), you know the equipment they’ll be using because you built every one and, most importantly, you have such a desire to teach and pass on the skills that you have dedicated a huge chunk of your life to getting it right before you’ve even started your first class. That much drive and passion rubs off.

Luck is what the unprepared need. Luck is what gamblers need. In short: Luck is what fools need. You’ve got better than luck. Your students have a great learning environment, great equipment, great materials and you just have to start teaching to discover for sure that they also have a great teacher. We already know that because we know what we would need to learn a craft like yours… it’s you.

Have a great day tomorrow.

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