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lblankenship

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07-20-2018 07:32 PM

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Hey everyone,

I’m reaching out to hopefully find someone that might be willing to help. I have been woodworking for a couple years now and so far all of my knowledge has been gained through online sources. While I have learned a lot I am wanting to try and push my fine woodworking skills to the next level and believe for me personally I would benefit having someone with me to help correct any mistakes I might be making in real time. I currently work full time and my woodworking is my main hobby so ideally I would like to meet with someone in the evening or weekend if possible but I’m willing to be flexible of course. I’ve reached out to other local woodworkers I could find online with not much luck so far. If anyone would be willing or knows someone that I can get in touch with I’d greatly appreciate it.

Thanks!
Logan


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GoingUp

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#1 posted 07-20-2018 07:45 PM

Have you considered classes/courses? The Marc Adams School of Woodworking is well regarded as far as I’ve heard. It’s a couple hours from you.

https://www.finewoodworking.com/2007/01/18/woodworking-schools-directory

Here is a list of schools compiled by Fine Woodworking in 2007. Over a decade old but if they are still in business, must be doing something right.

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lblankenship

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#2 posted 07-20-2018 07:50 PM



Have you considered classes/courses? The Marc Adams School of Woodworking is well regarded as far as I ve heard. It s a couple hours from you.

https://www.finewoodworking.com/2007/01/18/woodworking-schools-directory

Here is a list of schools compiled by Fine Woodworking in 2007. Over a decade old but if they are still in business, must be doing something right.

- GoingUp

Thanks! I am considering The Marc Adams school but I am also trying to find something that could be more frequent as well as one on one. I’ll definitely check out some of the other schools on the list.

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#3 posted 07-20-2018 09:20 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/9705

I have not been there, but it has a good reputation.

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#4 posted 07-20-2018 11:21 PM

We had Marc Adams speak to my woodworking club and he did an amazing job for the time he had. Our club president was a master woodworker and took all of Marc Adams classes that’s where our connection came for the speaking engagement. If what our club president learned is any indication of the knowledge you gain it is a fantastic school.

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#5 posted 07-21-2018 01:01 AM

A little out of the box thinking but in Cincinnati there are a few guitar repair shops and at least a rockler store. Start by contacting them (probably better to go in person and make a good first impression) and ask if any wood workers there would mind tutoring you once or twice a week. Mayb offer to pay $10 a hour or something like that (2hrs twice a week is just $40).

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#6 posted 07-21-2018 01:06 AM

You might find the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild a way to make contact with people who can help you – http://www.ovwg.org. While the guild specializes in woodturning, it is in your area and I’m sure you will find many willing to lend some advise.

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#7 posted 07-21-2018 01:31 AM

Lost Art Press has classes occasionally across the river from you.

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#8 posted 07-21-2018 02:07 AM



http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/9705

I have not been there, but it has a good reputation.

- hairy

Thanks Hairy! I actually called and spoke to them and they are really nice. I will definitely be attending some of their classes in the fall.


A little out of the box thinking but in Cincinnati there are a few guitar repair shops and at least a rockler store. Start by contacting them (probably better to go in person and make a good first impression) and ask if any wood workers there would mind tutoring you once or twice a week. Mayb offer to pay $10 a hour or something like that (2hrs twice a week is just $40).

- JCamp

That’s not a bad idea. I’ll try heading out to my local rockler and see what happens.


You might find the Ohio Valley Woodturners Guild a way to make contact with people who can help you – http://www.ovwg.org. While the guild specializes in woodturning, it is in your area and I m sure you will find many willing to lend some advise.

- socrbent

Okay I’ll look into that. I wasn’t sure because the guild was focused around turning but it’s definitely worth a shot.


Lost Art Press has classes occasionally across the river from you.

- Mr_Pink

Cool, I checked out their website but couldn’t find anything on classes. I’ll keep an eye out though.

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