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Madmark2

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02-12-2020 12:43 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw lathe planer scroll saw biscuit joiner drill press miter saw router spray gun clamp tablesaw incra milwaukee wood hardwood traditional

Small shop looking to pass on woodworking skills to the next generation near North Port, Florida.

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-- The hump with the stump and the pump!


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#1 posted 02-12-2020 08:46 PM

No nibbles?

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 02-12-2020 09:56 PM

Mark – are you looking for an “employee” that wants to learn woodworking ?
or – for someone that will pay you for your wealth of knowledge and use of your tools.
or – for a “hang-around” to keep your shop clean and learn for free.

you would get the best results advertising through your local news and advertisement
sources as well as FaceBook, Craigslist, etc.
just here in Lumberjocks reaches a very small few that is in your immediate area.

if you are seriously wanting to take on an Apprentice, a written guide of expectations
before even starting would be strongly recommended.
I applaud your efforts !! hope it works out for you.

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-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#3 posted 02-12-2020 10:07 PM

A school is a log with a teacher at one end and a student on the other.

Just looking to pay it forward. No money either way. Shop isn’t large enough to sweep for more than a minute.

I’m a retired disabled vet with no kids to pass the knowledge and skill on to.

Looking for someone with a passion to learn. Age/gender/race/ht/wt/eye color/etc. mox nix!

Had my 3rd heart attack late last month so time could be a factor ...

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 02-12-2020 10:32 PM

I see the prospective student will get a solid foundation with respect to cleanliness and organization.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 02-12-2020 10:36 PM

most commendable ambitions !!
due to your health issues, I would be very concerned that you may
take in a total stranger only to be taken advantage of.
there is just too much risk involved for the reward.
not to mention your homeowner’s insurance should be consulted.
due to all the factors in play, I would strongly advise against it.
all the best to you !!
John

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-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#6 posted 02-12-2020 11:15 PM

Nothing worth anything comes without risk. I think it’s a great idea.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#7 posted 02-12-2020 11:26 PM

Well, I see an Incra LS-TS – messy shop or not he’s got the right tools

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 02-13-2020 01:44 AM

You never know who you might connect with. As a retiree trying to teach himself, I would probably jump at this if you were close by. Hope you find just the right person!

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#9 posted 02-13-2020 02:48 AM

Wax on, wax off.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 02-13-2020 04:18 AM

I always trust a guy more when I see signs of a well used shop. At least I don’t worry it may be some slick Willy kinda guy, wants to sell me some insurance.

I think the idea of it all is marvelous. I also think that the actual 2 individuals will need to meet, to see if it’s doable. That can/will include you Mark. Could be a person with a strong work ethic, and a desire to learn, might feel he’s overwhelmed.

I’ve had an open door thing for same end at my shop for years. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much, but I’ve never had anyone around I felt like I needed to worry about my safety, or security. Plenty of kids out there who aren’t drug fiend, criminals, but also have no idea of what they want to do. It’s like good magic when one of them collides with you.

Best of luck Mark, but I really think you will find your best matches through a local church, yoot adviser, friends you already know, and their kids, or friends kids are looking. Once I found a guy who was older than me, had just retired, and wanted to learn something totally new. He was a blast.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 02-13-2020 02:23 PM

Can you move to northern VA? I’d love to hang out and have you help fix all my mistakes. Lol

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#12 posted 02-13-2020 02:35 PM

Nah, I’ll just teach how to make new mistakes!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#13 posted 02-13-2020 02:43 PM

Mark I tried the samething in around 2005 offering the shop on Woodnet. Figured I would help out on the tablesaw but give a them a chance to be creative and see if they liked this line of work.

Nothing…..My son is more auto mechanic and daughteris more the diy er but hope she stays away from it…

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#14 posted 02-13-2020 04:28 PM

I wonder I an Apprentice can sue you if he/she cuts off a finger and you don’t have a Saw-Stop.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#15 posted 02-13-2020 04:42 PM


I wonder I an Apprentice can sue you if he/she cuts off a finger and you don t have a Saw-Stop.

- AlaskaGuy

Of course they can sue. It’s easy to find an attorney to take a case like that. Injury lawyers take those cases on a contingency fee basis, so it costs the plaintiff nothing up front. The problem for the OP is that, even if he wins the case, he still will incur a substantial legal expense, since the lawyer he has to hire won’t work on a contingency fee basis; he or she will want a retainer and will bill by the hour.

A good attorney’s hourly fee will be in the hundreds of dollars, so plan on spending several thousand before it’s over.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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