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Forum topic by AdamScudder posted 05-19-2012 11:57 AM 11465 views 2 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2012 11:57 AM

Hey guys this post goes out in particular to anybody living in Long Island, but also to anyone who just can’t find a local way of taking woodwork classes…
I’ve been living in Long Island for a year, building custom stuff on the north shore, and I’m always looking for new things to learn… Of course we can do it the hard way (on our own) but it would be nice to benefit from someone else’s experience…
My question is if anyone knows of some real classes in Long Island, even Into Brooklyn or Queens?

And for the subject matter of my next thought, I’m considering teaching a Basic Woodwork and Safety class at my shop. I’ve been through 3 schools for carpentry, cabinetry and furniture and as a successful shop owner I’d like to pass on what I know and who wouldnt want another safety class?

Please chime in with your thoughts!

-- Adam Scudder Woodworking

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 06:25 PM

I’ve been looking myself.
I just found this;

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 07:54 PM

I’m on the north shore myself. I’m also curious of any woodworking shops. Also of any places to buy rough-cut I don’t know about.

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 01:11 PM

Adam Scudder are you doing classes? email me if so

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#4 posted 10-07-2012 06:31 PM

Hi there. I’m on the North Shore of Long Island and have been looking for a mentor in wood work. Boces was waaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive. The Basic Class went from $345 to over $600. I’m interested in learning how to build basic wood shop tables, Cold Frames for starting seeds, Chicken Coups and Small wood sheds. Today is October 6 2012 thanks.

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 02:16 AM

Seems like many of us on the North Shore of Long Island are in the same boat.I have the same interests as thos above.

-- Billy Long Island, NY

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#6 posted 05-05-2013 04:59 AM

I am also interested in joining/learning from such a class in Long Island. I am a complete newbie but love wood. (Who doesn’t?) I actually have a bunch of machines that I need to learn how use properly.

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#7 posted 09-03-2013 07:29 PM

Are woodworking classes still being given? I am very interested in getting information on this. Thank you.

-- Treesha, Long Island NY

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#8 posted 11-05-2013 04:18 AM

Did anyone find any classes on LI?

-- Treesha, Long Island NY

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 12:38 AM

Im not really teaching classes, but I have a small woodworking shop that sits empty far too often. If someone wants to get together to build a small project, I wouldnt mind sharing the space. Send me a PM to discuss

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#10 posted 01-08-2014 01:12 AM

I am too in nearby Eastern Queens, just off Nassau County, and I was looking for either a ‘community workshop’ or a “makerspace’ where tools are available, looking for expertise, chat and access to tools I cant squeeze into my basement.

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#11 posted 01-12-2014 11:43 PM

The nearest I know of, after extensive searching is in Brooklyn: I did take a class there once, a bit of a trip, even to Queens. It was worth the effort, I learned a lot.

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#12 posted 02-19-2014 05:51 AM

Hi. It’s been about 2 years since this thread started… but is anyone still thinking of hosting their own beginners woodworking class. I’d be more than interested. I’ve been searching, and it seems like the only one that’s still really open is Makeville…

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#13 posted 06-16-2014 11:57 PM

Has anything become regarding classes on Long Island?

-- Treesha, Long Island NY

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#14 posted 06-17-2014 02:40 AM

I’m on LI too. This isn’t too far:
Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
249 Spencer St.
Manchester, CT 06040

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#15 posted 12-03-2014 03:00 AM

I haven’t checked in here in a lonnggg time…I have since moved my business back Upstate but the shop I worked with in Huntington is doing classes in conjunction with the Long Island Woodworkers Club. Contact Bob Schendorf of Schendorf Woodworking at 257 Broadway in Huntington Station.
Tell him the kid sent you

-- Adam Scudder Woodworking

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