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04-06-2011 02:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: internet web sites computer skills mathematics education cad

I’ve tried to continue my education all through my life and have taught myself lots of things that come in handy. I have studied computer programming, electronics, electricity, electrical controls, plc programming, web site technology, and have always pushed myself to learn how to make things with my hands. Much of my education has come through books but since the web exploded I have been using the internet for my education. I believe that all of these pursuits have added to my woodworking and have enhanced it. For all of you who like to continue your education I have just found another place that really looks interesting. It’s called The Khan Academy – do any of you use this place. It seems to have all sorts of courses.
I just ran across it a few minutes ago.

BTW, another place that I am fond of as an internet place of learning is It’s a wonderful place where you can learn all kinds of things about web sites but also general programs in depth – word processors, cad programs, photo and graphics programs, video, photography and film editing – really all sorts of things. CAD programs are great for woodworkers.

There are other wonderful places on the internet that I have seen. There are so many wonderful places to learn in a modern way. The internet is a wonderful tool.

IMHO, knowing mathematical, computer, and web site skills is good for woodworkers or anyone else who has a similar hobby or profession. Also, self education is always good and I think that it keeps your mind healthy in your latter years.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 03:03 PM

Thanks Wreck, that Khan Academy looks very interesting.

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 03:07 PM

Hey Charles,
As an online teacher myself, I’ve looked at the Khan Academy before. You’re right, it has a lot to offer anyone interested in learning more about a wide variety of topics.

Question for you: Do you know of a good place online for a class on QuickBooks?

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 03:30 PM

Thanks Charles, I will check it out.

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 03:37 PM

Bob, I also thought it looks very interesting and best of all it’s free.

Marty, I haven’t taken any first hand. However, does have a quickbooks course .

You can join month by month. It’s not free. For what ever it’s worth, I have been a member for at least 2 years and I have taken quite a number of their courses and I can say that the ones that I have taken are excellent. I am not affiliated with her site in any way and get nothing from it. It seems like you have a free trial period. I hope this helps.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 04:00 PM

Thank you for sharing, both of those sights are very interesting. I also would like to recommend another on-line teaching site, this one is produced by an excellent wood carver, Chris Pye. I enjoy carving wood and I wanted to improve my skills, so I just joined his site. I’m very impressed with it and I think it’s well worth the monthly fee.
The link to the Chris Pye wood carving site is:
- Enjoy

-- Maine Rustic

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#6 posted 04-06-2011 04:00 PM

I like
Wow that place is cool

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#7 posted 04-06-2011 04:23 PM

Thanks, MR. I didn’t realize that Chris Pye was doing this. I’ve been to his site many times in the past. He must have started this in the past 6 months and its very likely that I will join his site too. I like to carve but I’m just in the learning stages and I have several of his books. There is no doubt to me that his monthly fee would be worth it and I have learned that just by watching someone like him, even on video, can save you a whole lot of time and time is money anyway you cut it. Thanks for the tip.

EJ, I’m glad that you liked it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 04-06-2011 04:26 PM

Looks interesting. Thanks for sharing the link. Paul

-- Take your time and do it right once.

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#9 posted 04-06-2011 06:13 PM

Looking like I have to spend even more time on the web…
Thank you.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#10 posted 04-06-2011 06:32 PM

Helluva , I had heard of the Khan academy because he was featured in a Reader’s Digest story, but never went there. I’ll make up for that now. Thanks.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#11 posted 04-06-2011 08:38 PM is a popular one for developers.

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#12 posted 04-06-2011 10:43 PM

Thanks I sent this link to my daughter to show to my grand kids. I really think this will come in handy.

-- Billp

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 12:22 AM

Wish we had sites like this when I was learning electronics/computers. For that matter, wish Al Gore had invented the Internet at that time ;^)


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#15 posted 04-28-2011 09:10 PM

thank´s Helluwa for sharing this :-)

I will look at it even though this net already takes too much of time :-)

take care

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