LumberJocks

All Replies on Fun in my woodworking class

  • Advertise with us
View a1Jim's profile

Fun in my woodworking class

by a1Jim
posted 02-05-2018 03:07 PM


29 replies so far

View bearkatwood's profile

bearkatwood

1808 posts in 1550 days


#1 posted 02-05-2018 03:15 PM

Makes me wish I had gotten over there to take a class when I lived down your way.

-- Brian Noel

View CharlesNeil's profile

CharlesNeil

2499 posts in 4409 days


#2 posted 02-05-2018 03:18 PM

Nice Jim
Its always a great time when you able to share knowledge , and see folks accomplish, , what they never thought they could

View shipwright's profile (online now)

shipwright

8399 posts in 3336 days


#3 posted 02-05-2018 03:19 PM

Good to see Jim. I find it even more rewarding than building my own pieces.
I’ll bet you do too.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

5228 posts in 4499 days


#4 posted 02-05-2018 03:19 PM

Teaching sure is fun when the students WANT to learn. Good on you.
Bill

-- [email protected]

View Alex Lane's profile

Alex Lane

552 posts in 4429 days


#5 posted 02-05-2018 03:26 PM

That looks like a good time!
Hopefully you don’t have to deal with any folks whose goal in life is to prove themselves right no matter how wrong they may be :-D
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Methinks the more people who know how to work with their hands the better

-- Alex...builder of wooden wings for vintage sport biplanes...I'm your wingman :)

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#6 posted 02-05-2018 03:33 PM

Hi, Brian, you lived pretty far away for my Collage classes but I have private classes that might have worked

Thanks, Charles you certainly know how it is to share your vast knowledge, you’ve been doing it for years.

Paul Your classes have to great fun and very informative too.

you’ve got that right Bill I volunteer at a local high school and many students there just want out of the regular class by being in the wood shops, but my adult classes they are all there to learn and have contact with a more experienced woodworker.

Alex, there are always different personalities to deal with when teaching, fortunately, most of my students are a great bunch of folks some taking every class I offer.

View docspencer's profile

docspencer

397 posts in 2484 days


#7 posted 02-05-2018 03:37 PM

Looks like fun. I’d love to take a class from you.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#8 posted 02-05-2018 03:43 PM

That might be a pretty long drive doc Ha HA , I kind of find it unbelievable that I’m teaching doctors and many other professionals, including educators in my class, but I’ve never had one from Purdue University yet :)

View bondogaposis's profile

bondogaposis

5555 posts in 2890 days


#9 posted 02-05-2018 04:15 PM

Looks like a lot of fun.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View Bobsboxes's profile

Bobsboxes

1370 posts in 3202 days


#10 posted 02-05-2018 04:33 PM

Great to be able to pass along your knowledge Jim, fun work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#11 posted 02-05-2018 04:35 PM

I enjoy it Bondo and Bob

View stefang's profile

stefang

16809 posts in 3873 days


#12 posted 02-05-2018 04:41 PM

A great way to share your experience and knowledge Jim and also generous. It was great to see so many women attending too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#13 posted 02-05-2018 04:48 PM

Hi Mike
I’m sure you have more than enough experience to teach if you wanted to.Yes, there always a good percentage of Woman that take my classes sometimes up to 80% of the class, many are of the age that high schools did not allow them to take shop when they were in school, but have always had an interest in woodworking.

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

8737 posts in 2581 days


#14 posted 02-05-2018 05:20 PM

Jim, I certainly don’t do any teaching but it’s a good feeling when someone learns from your experiences. I love using the tenoning jig. Great little helper.
Do we get the LJ discount if we take a class?
I don’t see a coffee pot around anywhere. LOL

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#15 posted 02-05-2018 05:32 PM

Hi Dave, I think coming from Downers Grove the discount would have to cover airfare and housing but I don’t even charge that much for my private classes :) These photos are from my local college class taught out of the local High school shop,I only wish my shop was that size,

View pintodeluxe's profile

pintodeluxe

5999 posts in 3352 days


#16 posted 02-05-2018 05:38 PM

Hey this is cool stuff here. I really enjoy the photos. I have taken classes on upholstery and impromptu leaded glass tutorials from experts. It’s amazing how quickly you can pick up a new skill with focused attention and hands on practice.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

18706 posts in 4214 days


#17 posted 02-05-2018 05:42 PM

Looks like you are having a good time and helping those who want to learn, Jim. I never taugh any classes, but it does remind me of a few apprentices I have had.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View EarlS's profile

EarlS

3204 posts in 2886 days


#18 posted 02-05-2018 05:52 PM

I keep hoping I can find a class like this that isn’t too far away. I missed my chance to go to one of yours when we lived in Eugene. I’m a lot closer to Dave in Downer’s Grove than Jim in OR.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#19 posted 02-05-2018 05:57 PM

Thanks Willie, guess my students enjoy it too I get many of them returning some for the whole 12 years I’ve taught.
Hi Bob yep I’ve had many apprentices over the years, passing the knowledge on is good but with apprentices, you have expectations of them remembering what they’ve learned and putting it into practice.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#20 posted 02-05-2018 06:02 PM

Earl how I suppose to keep my student count up with all you guys moving away :) In reality, I usually have my classes fill up within a few days of them coming out in the college catalog.

View EarlS's profile

EarlS

3204 posts in 2886 days


#21 posted 02-05-2018 06:09 PM

I’d love to move back out to OR, scenery was great, the coast was spectacular, and Eugene had a really good hardwood retail store not to mention Jacks (which is the kind of store HD and Lowes wish they could be).

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

8872 posts in 3381 days


#22 posted 02-05-2018 06:50 PM

Jim, Having my first cup of coffee. Who’s that old guy teaching the class? LOL! I’m discussing teaching kids with the Arts Council in Mankato. Looks like that old guy is having a great time.

Stopping my psych gig in June. Fool time woodworker????

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View Mario's profile

Mario

186 posts in 3935 days


#23 posted 02-05-2018 07:10 PM

Congratulations Jim, full house…..it is great to share woodworking skills…keep it up

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#24 posted 02-05-2018 07:11 PM

Hi Tom
Yep I think it might be time for me to change my profile photo, that photo was a few years old when I joined Ljs,I just don’t want to scare people :)
Wow no more Psych work but there’s so many of us who need it, oh well at least you’re trading up to woodworking full-time LOL, I’ve been thinking about selling my Construction business since I have my main guy doing all the physical stuff anyway. Sounds like it could be fun to teach kids, just bring lots of duck tape a rope. LOL I’m totaling kidding I love kids, after all, I was one a 100 years ago.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#25 posted 02-05-2018 07:14 PM

I enjoy it, thanks, Mario.

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

8872 posts in 3381 days


#26 posted 02-06-2018 12:27 AM

You might find this interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WQ8MVMrGSI

or not LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

8872 posts in 3381 days


#27 posted 02-06-2018 12:28 AM

My forehead is getting higher like my dad’s did, but I have my mom’s hair. It’s scary. LOL!

Private practice is not what is currently happening, check your insurance card might have a one stop shop as a preferred provider.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117746 posts in 4115 days


#28 posted 02-06-2018 12:43 AM

Mario Rodriguez I’ve read his stuff for years and years and learned some great techniques he had to offer great guy It’s great he’s teaching kids now with some projects that are perfect for kids.

I know what you mean Tom my bangs have thinner and become wild like a bunch of wild snakes ,Ha Ha.

one-stop shop as a preferred provider?

View DocSavage45's profile

DocSavage45

8872 posts in 3381 days


#29 posted 02-06-2018 03:01 AM

Yep! Larger organizations with psychiatry, social workers, nurses and psychologists.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com