Woodworking vacations

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Betsy posted 2249 days ago 839 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Betsy's profile


2913 posts in 2497 days

2249 days ago

As you know, I’ve just recently visited Kelly Mehler’s school in Kentucky and blogged about my experience and what I learned. I’d be interested to hear about the schools others have attended, the good and bad, etc. I’m hoping that I get some good feedback so I can start planning for my next vacation next summer. I certainly will be visiting Kelly’s school again, but want to see what other options and experiences you all have had.

Thanks in advance.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

4 replies so far

View GaryK's profile


10262 posts in 2589 days

#1 posted 2249 days ago

I have given you a review from the school of hard knocks in my tips and tricks blog.

That’s the only woodworking school I have attended. :-)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Mike Lingenfelter's profile

Mike Lingenfelter

496 posts in 2715 days

#2 posted 2248 days ago

I haven’t been there yet, but this July I will be taking a class at the Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Or. The class is going to be Chris Schwarz and is all about handsawing. A week of handsawing! I liked your blog on your woodworking vacation. I’ll see if I can do the same for my class.

View Betsy's profile


2913 posts in 2497 days

#3 posted 2248 days ago

School of hard knocks…. hummm where is that? I’ve never heard of it—- wait, I may have been introduced to that school just outside of Hope, Arkansas.. Not a fun school. Expensive to!

Mike’s school sounds much more fun.

Looking forward to your blog Mike. I hear Chris puts on a good, entertaining class.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

View johnjoiner's profile


160 posts in 2494 days

#4 posted 2245 days ago

In June 2007 I took a one-week class, curves and veneers, at Inside Passage School of Fine Woodworking near Vancouver, BC.

It was a great time. I found Robert Van Norman to be a very nice guy with a good sense of humor, and a great teacher. They teach a nice blend or power and hand tools there. But the emphasis, at least in my class, was really on developing fine hand tool skills. The location is beautiful too.

I highly recommend Inside Passage for anyone looking to improve their hand tool skills or interested in James Krenov’s methods of work. I plan to go back.

-- johnjoiner

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

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase