I tried posting this question a few days ago, but for the life of me I
can't find it now.
I'm interested in any basic woodworking classes in the PDX area. I'm
acutally in Vancouver and I have a rotating schedule, so it makes
Any pointers in a general direction would be great.
Lane Commuunity College down here in EUG has some weekend community
education woodworking classes. That's a bit far to drive, but have you
checked with the community colleges in the PDX area to see if they have
(For those not from around these parts: PDX = Portland, Oregon. EUG Eugene, Oregon, about 120 miles south.)
On 19 Jan 2005 17:03:36 -0800, the inscrutable email@example.com
Check with Steve at Knight Toolworks. His classes on planemaking
are $450 a day and include instruction on visualizing wood grain,
cutting wood, sanding, scraping, planing, chisel use, blade angles
and sharpening, wood finishing, sweeping up, and long lunches.
(Hey, Steve, you should actually do something like this so we can do
more with the site upgrade! Think it over.) ;)
I speak 2 languages fluently: English and foul.
A frequent contributor (contrib. editor?) to Fine Woodworking magazine,
furniture maker, Gary Rogowski offers a number of classes through his
Portland, Northwest Woodworking School (I think is the name.) You should
be able to google it up...
Ah, heck, I took my happy pills today so you're the lucky recipient of
my feelings of well-being:
Owen Lowe and his Fly-by-Night Copper Company
"Sure we'll have fascism in America, but it'll come disguised
Visit Woodcrafters in Portland on Davis, one block east of Grand Boulevard
(forget the numbered street at the moment, sorry). They have brochures
there for several classes in the Portland area as well as demos nearly
every Saturday. Great store and friendly, helpful staff. You'll also
enjoy the specialty woods. They have a good supply of books also.
I'm on my way to a 15-minutes-from-now appointment and don't have time to
look up the location (dial-up) for you, but I think they also have a
Be interested in what you find out. I'm considering some myself, with some
real woodworkers, not like the jerk that "taught" the class that argued
with me that my sewing cabinet would never work because the top drawer
(for scissors, tapes, pins, etc.) was too shallow and couldn't be useful.
Aside from we were told to design something useful for ourselves, he just
couldn't process that a 3-inch deep drawer was basically useless for
things that were less than an inch tall! Oh, well.
Also Rockler in Beaverton (Beaverton Town Square) and Woodcraft in
Tigard. Woodcraft has more classes on a regular basis. As I have not
taken any classes, I can't comment on their utility.
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts:
Gary Rogowski's Northwest Woodworking Studio:
You might also want to check out The Guild of Oregon Woodworkers:
Also check out community college offerings, both the credit and non-
Clubs are good source for informal training and perhaps finding a mentor.
Thanks for all of the wonderful information and links. This will
certainally get me started.
I have friends that live in Eug and often make the trip, but you are
correct thsi is a long way to travel on a regular basis for a noob like
In a kitchen re-do the "certifiable kitchen designer" put drawers
under the cook top meaning the drawers needed to be about 2" deep.
They got the spice jars out of the cabinet and stayed close to where
On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 08:47:05 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Glenna Rose)
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