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Ksirp

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02-21-2017 02:06 PM

Hi, I am new to woodworking and I would really like to take a beginners course, preferable at a school or institute. Any suggestions in the San Diego area?


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#1 posted 02-21-2017 03:29 PM

Check out the local community colleges. Search the internet for “adult education” classes in San Diego.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 06:24 AM

Thank you!! Found a good one about an hour away from me with a degree program.

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#3 posted 03-05-2017 11:39 PM

We are very lucky to have Palomar College in San Marcos rated by some as one of the top three woodworking schools in the country. You have to take their 101 class to get in any others and they have evening classes as well. I’ve taken a few classes and they are terrific. I highly recommend them.

-- Ken

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#4 posted 03-06-2017 03:58 AM

Yea I have actually been looking into Palomar and doing their Carpentry program. The only thing that sucks is that I down in San Diego and its a hour drive for me but from I hear it is worth it. Looking into to quitting my full time job and getting a part time to go there. Any other advice or tips on their program?

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#5 posted 03-06-2017 06:18 AM

Heck an our drive is nothing out here, takes a haf hour to get to the grocery store. I would say it’ts totally worth it. A great program, teriffic instructors great tools and shop area and the price is the bargan of a lifetime. They also offer students really good priciing for lumber including unusual urban lumber..

-- Ken

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#6 posted 03-06-2017 08:50 PM

Yea you’re right. I used to live in San Marcos and drive to Coronado for work every day. I get the GI bill so money isn’t even an issue. Are you just taking some classes or are you trying to get a cert?

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#7 posted 03-07-2017 03:44 AM

I just take a class every so often, what ever I’m interested in a night class. Those classes have definitely amped up my skills.

-- Ken

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#8 posted 03-08-2017 03:33 AM

How about the American School of French Marquetry? Not a beginners course but a great class …

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#9 posted 03-08-2017 07:35 AM

Yes! And then you get to build/buy a cool new tool.

-- Ken

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