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I thought I’d share some photos from one of my classes,I had a very busy class last week in my woodworking class, the topic for my workshop “table saw Techniques, jigs, and fixtures.


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#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

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#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

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#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!

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

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

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#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 :)

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#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.


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

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

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#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 :)


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

Looks like a lot of fun.

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#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

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

I enjoy it Bondo and Bob


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#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.

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#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.


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#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.

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#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,


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