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ShannonRogers

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1270 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools woodworking school

Hello fellow LJ’ers. I have spent a lot of time in the last few months building a new web site and playing around with some subscription options, but I have officially launched The Hand Tool School. After putting out over 100 podcast episodes over at The Renaissance Woodworker and getting so many emails about teaching hand tools, I decided to launch this “school” of sorts. I put that in quotes because I think it will be more of a guild where folks can learn about working entirely by hand in the hopes of learning fundamental skills that will make them a better woodworker.

So I need your help. I’m looking for some feedback on the format I am using and what content I should include going forward. This community has never let me down before so thanks in advance.

This is my promo video:

If anyone is interested I have created a link to view the entire first lesson completely free. Just head over to the site and input your data into the sidebar to be taken to the preview page.

Finally this is really meant to be a call for advice and suggestions, but if anyone in the LJ community is interested in joining, I will extend a 15% off for both 6 month and 1 year subscriptions. Just use the coupon code “LUMBERJOCK”

Thanks for the input everyone and I hope to make it a better site based on your feedback.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

Good luck with your venture

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TheGravedigger

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

Go get ‘em, Shannon!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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richgreer

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

I wish you well in this new venture. I may (have not decided) be one of your first students.

I’m convinced that hand tools, as a complement to power tools, is how you can take your work to the “next level”.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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ShannonRogers

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#4 posted 1269 days ago

Thanks guys. Hey Robert have you added a shelf to that outfeed table yet?
Rich I would be happy to have you. Watch the preview and check out the first semester course list before you decide and email me with any questions.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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sedcokid

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#5 posted 1269 days ago

Good luck with the new project!!

Thanks For Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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James

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#6 posted 1258 days ago

Shannon, Just signed up. So far so good!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1258 days ago

Sounds like a good idea. How long do they last? I’ll try to check it out tomorrow. Good luck with it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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ShannonRogers

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#8 posted 1258 days ago

James, welcome and glad to have you. Hope you have fun, the 3rd lesson on planecraft and advanced milling goes up this Friday. I also uploaded a live session I did last week on wood movement and building joinery to take advantage of that movement.

Topamax, each lesson is 3 videos each running from 35-50 minutes in length. I’m releasing a lesson every other week right now and then throwing in some live session and supplemental videos along the way. Technically I’m building each semester of 10-12 lessons over a 6 month period but eventually it will morph into more of a membership site based on videos every other week and project based lessons.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at www.renaissancewoodworker.com

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