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

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#1 posted 11-30-2018 09:55 AM

All these comments are good advice. I am a rank amateur and very close to being in your situation. I had some machine tool training years ago, and could move around somewhat comfortably with the power, but in 2016, when I wanted to make the move to hand tools I looked through you tube and found the Sellers site. It was immense help and I only used the free offerings from his you tube videos, blog, and masterclasses. It helped tremendously. The other sites that have been mentioned I did use as well, the Aussie Masterclasses, the English woodworker, these are great too. The biggest thing is practice. There are no woodworking schools near me outside of the occasional Woodcraft offering and even then it is an hour drive. I have done a couple of those as well and the classroom helps a lot, just like WoodenDreams says. It can be pricey to do that, so I do it sparingly, but it helps. Where I live now in the boonies, WiFi is so darn expensive out here I can’t do the you tube videos anymore because they seriously suck up the gigabites and it is a great loss to me. Keep looking at as much as you can and staying in the mindset even if you can’t physically do it yet, and I bet all the folks would agree that practice, practice, practice, even though it can be boring, will make you good at it.

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