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Forum topic by Betsy posted 02-26-2008 05:39 AM 976 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2008 05:39 AM

Well I’m going to take a second stab at attending this school this coming weekend, March 1.

It’s a very good school that teaches a variety of skills, not just woodworking. The last time I took a class it was the hand tool class and I felt less than welcome. This class is with a different instructor and I’ve been told that he has no problems having women in his class. So lets hope!

I decided I want to at least get a basic understanding of turning so I can do some small projects. Having never been properly taught, I may find out that what little I have done is WRONG!

As many of you know, I’ve been sick, so I’m not sure how it will turn out. I may be a back seat observer and not a participant depending on how I feel. But I will attend and will let you all know how it goes.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 06:32 AM

good luck betsy…I know that I want to take classes to learn more…and I will be interested to know how your cllass goes…since my next class may be a lathe class…

As a teacher…I am sorry that you did not feel welcomed in a previous class…the worst thing an instructor can do is make people feel unwelcome…and in a class like this it shocks me…I hope that your next class is wonderful…and dont let the first instructor make you think that they will all be like that…

Bravo on your desire to continue to learn…let me know how it goes…


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#2 posted 02-26-2008 01:03 PM


Good luck with your class this weekend. I hope that you are able to participate in the class activities. Instructional opportunities such as these provide valuable training for our woodworking efforts. Most of us tend to be self-taught and formal classes serve as a valuable resource in fine tuning these skills.

Wishing you the best.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 01:15 PM

good luck and may the “don’t you think you should be in the cooking class” comments remain unspoken! (or better yet, un-thought-of)

I hope you feel well enough to participate.
When Rick took his woodturning course the guy asked: have you turned before? “No”... “Good. Now we don’t have to undo poor techniques”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#4 posted 02-26-2008 06:30 PM

I hope you feel well enough to really participate in a class that you feel really welcome at. Let us know how it goes.

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