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Think warm thoughts: Sign up for summer woodworking classes

comments (1) February 5th, 2009 in blogs

Tom Tom McKenna, Managing Editor
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Give the carrot-nosed chubby guy in the front yard the cold shoulder...
...and sign up for your spring and summer woodworking classes.
Give the carrot-nosed chubby guy in the front yard the cold shoulder... - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Give the carrot-nosed chubby guy in the front yard the cold shoulder...

I just got an email from The Northwest Woodworking Studio ( in Portland, Oregon, announcing the school's summer schedule. If you've ever taken a class at any woodworking school, more than likely you get these notices a couple times a year, so you know when classes become available. But if you've never taken a class but want to, now's the time to check out the schedules and register for classes. You don't want to miss a good opportunity.

I learned this lesson the hard way. A few years ago I wanted to take a summer class at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship ( in Maine. I saw the schedule in winter but waited until spring to try to sign up. No good. The class was filled. So if you're considering making a woodworking class part of your summer vacation, register now, before all the good classes are filled and you're left with "Dovetailing with a Spoon".

For a list of woodworking schools across the country, click on the link below:

posted in: blogs, woodworking school, classes, summer

Comments (1)

gig gig writes: I have also experienced the same issue with Gary Rogowski's Northwest Woodworking Studio. Gary and his staff do an excellent job of presenting the material in a usable manner without being "Superior" about it. I too have missed out on classes because I have waited. AS a member of the Oregon Woodworkers Guild I know that our classes fill up quickly, also. It seems to me that there are more people getting into woodworking and are recognizing that a few classes will quicken their learning curve. Besides the learning that happens, meeting new people from your area can help you later with a challenge that you might have with a project.
Posted: 11:39 am on February 25th

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