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Roper

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1204 days ago

I did it , I took my last final yesterday and now I have graduated from Red Rocks Community College with an Associates degree in fine woodworking. And the best part is that the director of the program offered me a job as the new woodturning instructor. Things seem to falling into place nicely right now.I also will be showing some of my stuff in St.Paul for the AAW meeting, hope to meet some jocks there.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com


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Bertha

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#1 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations, Roper!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations!

Let’s hope you don’t have to attend the School of Hard Knocks for an advanced degree. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bertha

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#3 posted 1204 days ago

I’ve got several graduate degrees from the School of Hard Knocks:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Lumber2Sawdust

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#4 posted 1204 days ago

Congrats Roper!

I was hoping to meet you at RRCC at this spring semester, but I decided against taking a course due to too many other things in life that would prevent me from fully committing to the experience.

Hopefully I’ll bump into you soon, as an instructor, rather than as a student.

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Gregn

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#5 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations Roper, now you are an educated authority to turn to when we’re in doubt. Cool news about the position as well.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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stockmaker

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#6 posted 1204 days ago

Right on, good job..

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ellen35

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#7 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations… you wlll be doing what you love AND be paid for it!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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JuniorJoiner

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#8 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations- to play devils advocate, don’t you want to get some experience before you start teaching? just a thought.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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NBeener

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#9 posted 1204 days ago

Great accomplishment. Congratulations !!

It’s relatively far from where I live (Fort Collins); otherwise … I’m sure I’d take a class or two, there, too !

-- -- Neil

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Roper

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#10 posted 1204 days ago

Thanks for everything guys and gals i couldn’t have done it with out you. JuniorJoiner I have about 1500 hrs in front of the lathe right now, I think thats enough experience to teach beginners how to turn wood, don’t you.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations.

Lee

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BarbS

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#12 posted 1204 days ago

Wow! Congratulations, Roper. I’m very glad for you.

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sawblade1

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#13 posted 1204 days ago

DANG!!! Love to hear that you landed a dream job everybody else dreams of :)
You truly have been blessed :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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christopheralan

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#14 posted 1204 days ago

Congrats! Great news!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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sharad

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#15 posted 1204 days ago

Congratulations and good wishes for your new job.

Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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