Finally in a class!

Adult ed. woodshop, I am gettin' down and dirty with my first cuts for a footstool! Had to buy a knotty pine board, 1x12x4' and did my 1st cuts on a TS, it was great! I think this TS is an old Delta or Rockwell with good table extensions two directions, large Beismeyer fence. They also have an old Oliver 270-D TS 14" blade, incredible machine but havn't used it yet. And an Oliver 12"x8'+ jointer with a hand brake, also incredible and did use that, it works so smooth and quietly. There is a 20" Delta band saw, an Asian made TS, 3 large old Powermatic lathes, a spindle sander, 14" (or so) disc sander that takes a year to slow-down and stop, a huge very old DP and many hand tools. Getting into it. After the footstool I make my DP table from a Woodsmith store hardware kit. taking both same classes a week two nights, 3 hours each. I think I may be able to get into ROP (regional occupational program) of the same classes, just for more time in the shop.
They have two 22" Rockwell scroll saws with motors, that need parts and repair, anyone know of a good resource?
Alex
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Sounds like you're having fun. Most important is you get good guidance on the basics and it sticks with you forever..
Caution. Don't use the Oliver jointer. One jointed board and you'll be so spoiled, nothing will be the same for you.
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Yeah like riding a bike I guess, I really enjoy the shop these two times so far.

That jointer is incredible. All that was in my mind before, was thin rattling craftsman stuff. I am glad the state has been generous. They also have, as I forgot to mention, an Oliver 24" surfacer/planer, and that's amazing too. It has about a 12"od adjustment wheel, 1/2 revolution is 1/32". It pushes the wood through smooth and perfectly straight and not fast. I want to move into the classroom!
Alex
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Those adult classes are fun. You get to work with monster machines, meet other people, and make things.

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And the people you meet are neighbors and probably will remain as neighbors.

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Is there anywhere where I could go to see if there are woodworking classes in my area? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Check with the community colleges, the adult education specialists in your local high schools, the recreation departments in the towns near where you live. Ask at the hardwood retailers, tool stores, independent hardware stores and better lumber yards. Do an advanced Google search, with town and/or county names included. Try to find a woodworking club. Ask a cabinet shop owner. A furniture refinisher. An upholstery shop owner. And, strangely enough, a quilt shop manager. There are a lot of quilters, married to woodworkers.
Good luck in your quest.
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Post where you live as there might be a wrecker or two as your neighbors that might consider being a mentor.
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On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 12:28:38 -0400, " snipped-for-privacy@vcoms.net"

I live in Columbus, Ohio. Any help for me here? 8^)
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Near Binghamton New York
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das ezakly it man... I even got me a local exotic wood store, Soboba. Bought a small board of ash out of which to cut a handle.
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