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Forum topic by Handymom posted 05-01-2009 05:43 AM 4702 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2009 05:43 AM

I’m looking for a woodworking class near Wichita, KS. I don’t think they are done through vocational ed with the school system anymore. I have some beginner/intermediate experience but need lots of instruction about precision, project design, etc.
Thanks to a few LJs I’ve found the Sunflower Woodworking Guild in Wichita, KS and will gain a lot from there but would like an official class with a project, etc.

-- Karen W., KS.

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#1 posted 05-01-2009 06:11 AM

Wichita area technical college

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 09:21 AM

It might be a little bit of a drive but the Woodcraft in Kansas City KS has a very nice classroom and they offer classes on a regular basis. I was just passing through but they looked to be set up for several types of classes. If you log on to and search for a store near you, I’d bet you’d find something. I would also try Rockler but I don’t know where in KS there might be one. Same thing though

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 05-01-2009 01:40 PM

I’ve been tossing around the idea of teaching again. Send me a note about what you are wanting to build, and I’ll think about whether I could help you out. There isn’t any course work in the area. Marc Adams’ School in Indianapolis is where I went to learn some things. I can’t do the teaching time for free though, I’m living off what I make in the shop.

If you are looking for a one day seminar, Woodcraft is your best bet. If you are looking for a 20-30 minute presentation, a woodworking guild might be your thing. But, if you really want to use your hands, the options in Kansas are very limited.

if you think that might be an option, send me a note and we can discuss it more,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#4 posted 05-02-2009 04:33 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. Yes KC is a little far unless it’s just a one day thing. I’d really like to get some hands on instruction.

-- Karen W., KS.

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 07:21 PM


I’m in Wichita also and looking for the same help. Did you find anything? Thank you. Zimba

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 07:59 AM

Zimba- No I haven’t. I did join the Sunflower Woodworkers Guild for a short time. It’s a nice group that meets monthly and shares projects, etc. You might check them out.

-- Karen W., KS.

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#7 posted 08-04-2015 03:55 PM

Zimba or Hanymom. Did either of you find anything in Wichita besides the Guild? I joined just to ask you guys. I can’t send personal messages until I post 4 more times. However, I you can message me that would be great.

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