LumberJocks

I did it, I graduated with a degree in fine woodworking.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Roper posted 05-12-2011 04:31 PM 2006 views 0 times favorited 49 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Roper's profile

Roper

1362 posts in 2399 days


05-12-2011 04:31 PM

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


49 replies so far

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1379 days


#1 posted 05-12-2011 04:36 PM

Congratulations, Roper!

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

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15706 posts in 2904 days


#2 posted 05-12-2011 04:42 PM

Congratulations!

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

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

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1379 days


#3 posted 05-12-2011 04:48 PM

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

View Lumber2Sawdust's profile

Lumber2Sawdust

136 posts in 1551 days


#4 posted 05-12-2011 04:53 PM

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.

View Gregn's profile

Gregn

1642 posts in 1669 days


#5 posted 05-12-2011 04:54 PM

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

View stockmaker's profile

stockmaker

160 posts in 1335 days


#6 posted 05-12-2011 04:58 PM

Right on, good job..

View ellen35's profile

ellen35

2576 posts in 2118 days


#7 posted 05-12-2011 05:06 PM

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

View JuniorJoiner's profile

JuniorJoiner

448 posts in 2126 days


#8 posted 05-12-2011 05:24 PM

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.

View NBeener's profile

NBeener

4806 posts in 1860 days


#9 posted 05-12-2011 05:26 PM

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

View Roper's profile

Roper

1362 posts in 2399 days


#10 posted 05-12-2011 05:30 PM

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

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6663 posts in 2666 days


#11 posted 05-12-2011 05:35 PM

Congratulations.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 2771 days


#12 posted 05-12-2011 05:51 PM

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

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

View sawblade1's profile

sawblade1

754 posts in 1713 days


#13 posted 05-12-2011 06:11 PM

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

View christopheralan's profile

christopheralan

1105 posts in 2406 days


#14 posted 05-12-2011 06:44 PM

Congrats! Great news!

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

View sharad's profile

sharad

1065 posts in 2491 days


#15 posted 05-12-2011 07:15 PM

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

showing 1 through 15 of 49 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase