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04-09-2014 05:02 AM

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Hi guys I’m new to this forum. I’ve been a Cabinetmaker/ furniture maker for 2 years and before that I was a full time student at Peter Seftons furniture school for a year. Making is my life but I feel like I need a change of scenery for a month or two. So I’m looking for a short placement at a workshop in America. I’m not Particularly bothered where as I will try to see sites ETC in spare time but mainly interested in seeing how the Americans do it and what I can take from that and what I can perhaps bring. If any body is interested please message me. I’m 21 and my name is Matt by the way(minor details :P) Thanks for taking the time to read this. Matt


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#1 posted 04-13-2014 02:57 AM

Where would you be coming from Matt?

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 04:23 PM

I live in Worcestershire in the UK if that’s what you mean?

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 01:12 AM

Yes, I was curious as to what city/country you are in. Maybe more project pictures would showcase your abilities and spark someone’s interest; do you have a portfolio? I hope you find an interesting placement.

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 02:27 AM

Sounds very interesting Mat, hopefully you find a great place to work with. When I was in the Navy, I would run across those who were backpackers during my overseas tours and I always thought if I were 21 again, seeing the world would be a neat way of spending my early 20s to late 20s. And working in various cabinet shops around the world probably would be a cool way to backpack the world.

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#5 posted 04-15-2014 04:27 AM

Definatly sounds appealing to me :D. I do have a portfolio of sorts. but a lot of the stuff I do im not sure I can actually post as its for someone else. The pieces I do put up is stuff I do along side my full time work. I’m hoping to try and make some exhibition pieces for the celebration of craftsmanship so I will post as I go. cheers guys.

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#6 posted 04-15-2014 05:48 AM

Woodshop news has had listings for help wanted in the past,
and articles about shops that take on apprentices and actually
train them.

Considering the industry climate here in the states I don’t
see you easily securing a “for a couple of months” position.

You might consider timber framing as their is some demand
for itinerant workers sincerely interested in the trade and
willing to travel.

Getting certified as a Poggenpohl installer (or however that works)
might open some travel opportunities.

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