here is an open invitation to all about “fine woodworking” schools
i’m trying to figure out what separates a good woodworking school from a great school. what are the specific criteria, i.e. emphasis on hand tools, how long has the school been around, affiliation with a trade union, etc.. that you should look for in selecting a school.
also, i’d like some feedback from those who have attend a formal school (not your local YMCA – not that there is anything wrong with the local – Y) did you like / hate / wanted more of etc..
by formal I’m referring to a school (New England School of Architectural Woodworking for example) that has a program in fine woodworking that is taught by an instructor.
my objective is to formalize my self-taught scattered knowledge, break my bad habits and take it to the next level.