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Help Please! I am look for help to get into the trade and learn.

by TriggerHappy308
posted 02-13-2017 02:06 PM

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 02:23 PM

Welcome to Ljs
I’m too far away to help , but you might contact local woodshops or contractors and even offer to work for free for a week or so just to show them your work ethic, usually starting as an apprentice you have to do lots of things that don’t include woodworking to start.


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#2 posted 02-13-2017 02:56 PM

Check your local Vo-Tech. Most have carpentry classes.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 03:15 PM

Sounds like you are in for some fun. A wood shop would give you some valuable skills regarding different tools and possibly wood selections. Carpentry (contractors) takes time but you will never regret learning. Carving, not sure what to say. If you enjoy reading then do as much of that as you can on any of the three areas you like. Whatever you do watch some you tube videos on how to use a carpenters framing square. Maybe start with that. Good luck.

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Jim Finn

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 03:01 AM

For wood carving, contact your local carvers guild. They are all over the country. You will meet carvers and they will teach you, one on one, how to carve at a very low cost to you. I paid $25 for a class in Calif back in the 80’s that included wood and patterns too. I was taught how to sharpen my tools and safety tips. classes continued as long as I needed them to.

-- No PHD just a DD214 Lubbock Texas

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