I am looking for a school or a mentor to teach me the basics of furniture
making in the Cincinnati OH area. I have tried google and didn't really come
up with anything. Does anyone have suggestions? Perhaps I am not searching
for the correct terminology?
Any assistance is appreciated!
Sorry I can't offer any specific advice for that area, but you might
check if there's a woodworking store like Rockler or Woodcraft in your
area - they sometimes offer classes or seminars, and employees there
would probably be a good source of info for what else is available in
You could also google or ask around about a woodworking club or guild
in your area, and they might be able to point you towards classes, or
let you observe demonstrations there.
Failing all that, get some general woodworking books, read them, get
some more specific books on subjects/techniques/tools you're interested
in, read those, pick a simple project, and just do it. I think you'd
find a lot of people here who started something like that (but maybe
with less reading...)
it does seem more like something you woudl get in a voctech school. In
the Detroit area these are associated with the public school system.
Maybe you can check for adult education or vocational education.
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
Aside from Rockler and woodcraft stores there are "The cincinatti
woodworking group the url is: www.cincinnatiwoodworkingclub.org .
There is also a woodturning group but I don't know the url for them.I am
sure that threr are others you can find with a google search. Larry
Thanks everyone for the advice, I ended up emailing the University of
Cincinnati to see if they offered any woodworking programs (I couldn't find
any on their online course catalog) and they replied back with this:
So I am going to check into that and if it will be a good fit for me.
It is interesting to me that this information was hidden someplace where it
could not be easily found.
Goes to show what a little persistence will do. You kept looking until you
found something that would meet your needs.
You did good.
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