I have spent the last 20 plus years learning about woodworking. I’ve learned what I know from many different sources . I’ve bought hundreds of books from $ 10.-$80 each I’ve watched endless hours of good old Norm David Marks and Roy Underhill and more. As the web has developed I’ve learned from many sources here including the great members on Ljs. I have investigated many other ways to learn woodworking such as classes taught by experts of varying degrees of know- how with classes starting at $ 175 for a 3 hour work shop up to close to $20,000 for a masters program. Because of distance ,time and money I have not been able to attend any of classes even the closest of these classes . But after all this research and investigation
I came across a person that amazed me with his woodworking excellence and great ability to pass this information on to others. He spends hours of his own time and money posting over 80 videos on you tube just to help people learn to be a great master woodworker like him. IF you have watched him you know he knows hundreds of tricks and techniques and has built many master pieces of fine furniture . I’m talking about Charles Neil, I have learned more from Charles in 3 years than all of the other years and sources of information combined. The great thing is that Charles gives away tons of information on youtube and here on Ljs plus he
has free work shops from time to time on how to build different pieces of furniture. In November he will be doing a free video series on how to build a classic pie safe. Charles has his weekly mastering woodworking series
this is a subscription series but get this it’s only $ 5 a week just to defer filming and web cost. You can’t get this great information Charles gives you even if you were to attend one of those $ 20,000 courses. Besides the cost only being $5 a week Charles makes it possible with his clear step by step approach for even a beginner to build great furniture. I believe in Charles and what he’s trying to do to help others.
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-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture