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Posted on Are the Common Woodworking and Woodworking Masterclasses worth doing?

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#1 posted 11-29-2018 03:40 AM

To each their own re: preferred learning methods. Personally, between work and family I have no time for clubs, classes, or anything scheduled so it is experimentation, books, and vids for me.

I enjoy the free offerings by Sellera, but in watching them I’m reminded of a common gripe that i’d hear from automative service techs that I used to interview at a former job. I worked for an agency that among other things evaluated factory training videos delivered to dealerships for remote training. What did the techs say? “Glad to have these, but what bullsh*t that the demonstrations never encounter real problems like we do.” You know, things like bolts that break, a face full of dust, etc. Just today I watched Sellers restore a beat-up old plane to shiny, perfect usefulness in no time. My ass: I’ve done that too and sometimes it takes days to accomplish what he did in half an hour. Guess I’m saying that the free vids are fine if you can overlook that they can be very unrealistic for the novice caveman sitting alone in Keokuk or Bedford.

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