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Forum topic by Glen Peterson posted 05-08-2011 05:29 PM 1692 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glen Peterson

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05-08-2011 05:29 PM

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Hi All,
I’ve been thinking about a woodworking vacation over the summer. I had put down a deposit to spend a week making a craftsman-inspired desk with Kevin Rodel at the CT Valley School of Woodworking. Unfortunately I now have a full-day meeting right in the middle of the week which I can’t move and which is too disruptive for the class. I’ve looked at other schools that I’m interested in:Anderson Ranch, Penlands, Philadelphia Funiture Workshop, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Furniturte Institute of Massachusetts, Windsor Institute, Arrowmont, Bennett St School, Rosewood studios, Lonnie Bird’s School, and a few others. Lots of them have great classes, but so far I haven’t found a class I really like during the time frame I have available.

I’d interested in an intermediate to advanced class in either woodworking or woodturning. I like project-based classes so I could finish a week with a new piece of furniture of a number of turnied pieces. I’d even be willing to consider experiences that are outside of the typical class format. I want to drive so I’d like to stay in the eastern US.

Two Questions: 1. What was your favorite woodworking vacation? and 2. Any ideas for me for this summer? I could take a week in either late July or early August.

Thanks in advance,

-- Glen

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 11:47 PM

It sounds like a wonderful idea.
But Denmark are not just arround the block…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 12:15 AM

I recently spent a week, “one on one” with Hal Taylor at his shop in Hartwood, Virginia learning to build one of his beautiful rocking chairs. It is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. He has different levels of teaching for every option you could imagine.


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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