I would like to take some courses on the safe and accurate use of
woodworking machinery, such as table saws/routers (which I am nervous
around - had a piece of wood kick back on me, and gave me a bad
bruise). I have a Shopsmith which I am going to go through the setup
procedure again to make sure it is all square and running properly, but
would like to be shown how to actually use the various kinds of
machines, by someone who knows what they are doing. Have been doing
some searching via community colleges and such, and can't seem to find
I live in Mississauga, west of Toronto, and ideally they would be
Any help and info you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Have checked the Lee Valley courses, but they seem to fill up so fast
with only a limited number of openings. Also need to start at a very
basic level, and think that they are more advanced. Having said that,
should probably check them out better.
Thanks for responding Toller. I have spoken to both the Peel Board of
Ed, and the Halton Board of Ed., and they said they dropped the ww
courses because they could not find daytime teachers that wanted to
teach in the evening, and without this, they had safety issues, so are
not offering any courses.
Here is a list of woodworking clubs in Canada, contact these and see if they
can help in anyway. I know all are not close to you but they might know
someone or can point you in the right direction to obtain your goal.
Annapolis Valley Woodcarvers
6370 Highway 201, RR #1
Durham Woodworking Club
797 Eastbourne Avenue
Kamloops Woodworkers Guild
c/o 2329 Ojibway Road
Marquetry Society Of Canada
636 Tapleytown Road
Stoney Creek, ON
Home page: www.artmarquetry.com/msc/index.html
Miller Goodwood Society
996 Powell Street
Home page: www.comnet.ca/~owcarvers
Pacific Woodworkers Guild
PO Box 63071
6020 Steveston Hwy.
Home page: http://pwwg.tripod.com
Parkland Woodworking Guild in Canada
South Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild
c/o 6030 Kelsey Street
Sunparlour Woodcarvers Club
c/o 149 Eveleigh
West Island Woodturners Club
501 St. John's
Pointe Claire, Quebec
Windsor Wood Carving Museum
850 Ouellette Ave.
Woodworking Shops in Progress
Home page: clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/woodworkingshopsinprogress
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