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Forum topic by birdguy posted 06-14-2010 01:49 AM 863 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2010 01:49 AM

Hello I was wondering if any one has volinteered or worked for free in some spair time with a furnature/ cabnet maker? Just with the understanding they are gowing to teach you some more skills I have thouught of it just thought most shops would probably not be working on the weekend so….... as we can never know everything I would love to be able to do my woodworking hobby for some extra money someday maby a craft show or sompting

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#1 posted 06-14-2010 02:10 AM

Hello Birdguy and welcome. You are at the right place to learn about woodworking. There are some amazing people here. If you have a problem all you have to do is ask. I could make extra money doing this if I didn’t buy wood, power tools and give most of the things I make away. Good luck and enjoy your hobby.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#2 posted 06-14-2010 02:29 AM

The reason for trying to make. Alittle extra$ is we all never have enought $ for our wood working hobby I have ben playing with wood for a while like 10years but now realy getting in to it and there is a few more tools I would like to get for my shope there is always sompting

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#3 posted 06-14-2010 03:26 AM

Unfortunately you are not alone there are many who would like to do the exact same thing but most cabinet makers want experienced people. You might take a class at a local community college and then you could make things on your own .

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-14-2010 11:29 PM

Today, there is incredible imformation available, often free, on the internet. I have certainly enhanced my skills by using the resource.

If you have a woodworking club in your area, that is also a great way to learn. Classes through woodworking stores or local colleges are worth checking out.

Not to discourage, but from the standpoint of a professional, it is extemely diificult to take on a “student” while trying to be productive. Even someone working for free could easily slow down production to the point of costing money. In most shops it is unlikely you would develop skills this way very fast. Of course all this would depend on the type shop. In some cases I could see this working.

I’m good at teaching when I’m acually teaching. I’m not when I’m trying to get work out and maybe make a living.

Most people just jump in on small manageable projects, ask a lot of questions, and before you know it, you are doing work you can be proud of.


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