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I recently returned from a 2 week course a The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport Maine. A great place to learn all kinds of woodworking stuff - turning, spoons, furniture construction, bending, veneer, carving, etc.

The CFC has created a set of FREE videos (Best Practices) on how-to topics that I think are really great. The videos are hosted by Tim Rousseau…you may know him from articles in Fine Woodworking.

The videos are in-depth, very informative, no commercials, well produced. Really cool stuff. There are more than 50 in-depth videos.

And since they are from the CFC, the material is reliable and without corny gimmicks like in some Youtube videos.

They can be found here: https://woodschool.org/videolibrary/

Happy learning!
 

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The 2 week course was titled "Next Steps in Furniture Making" taught by Mike Korsak and Libby Schrum. Great 2 weeks…
Here's a link: https://woodschool.org/courses-programs/woodworking-workshops/next-steps-in-furniture-making/

Both Mike and Libby are serious artists making things I can only dream of making. But - they were great instructors…and very nice people. Fun + great learning and a small class. What could be better?

Mike has an article in the latest FW.
 

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Looks like fun. Even though I have been woodworking since I was a pup I've enjoyed a number of paid classes, sometimes to make something I never had made before, and a few times to learn a skill I'd never developed. Always fun.

If Eastern Pa is good for you, some day you might look into something Chuck Bender does, or has a visiting guest do. Chuck is in Jim Thorpe Pa.

https://acanthus.com/

Chuck is as funny as he is gifted. I love to laugh, so every minute around him is usually a riot. Of course both of us are kinda bent. :)
 

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It WAS a great experience, you're right. In fact, l it's the third time I went up there for a course. There is also a gallery on the campus that has a curated display that changes several times per year. Fabulous pieces…
 

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Thanks for the link to these videos. I really like that there are videos of alternate ways to do the same operation, for example, make tenons and mortises.

- ChuckV
yeah that is great dependant on what tools you have. and for me i enjoy using hand tools more but sometimes my wife wants a project done yesterday
 

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Thanks Mike for the videos link. I watched 3 of them and they were the best informative videos I've seen. I bookmarked them so I can reference them in the future. They were very professionally made.
 
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