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    Learning stuff

    Has anyone ever taken a workshop (3-5 day) at Craft Supply? Being mostly self taught, I'm really think some of the bad or non-existent habits could go away.
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    I've never taken a course, but just watching a demo by a pro once taught me a lot...of course I'm probably back to my bad habits now since that was over a year ago.

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    Nope, rather get a few vids and pratice. It is much cheaper and you can work at your own pace.

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    Jim , furthering education in any vocation is always a good thing weather you study on your own through types or in a classroom setting. I have taken many hours of class/hands on studies. I like the interaction with others students and on spot instructions. I get allot from other students questions that I did not think of.

    At 55 I'm still leaning and if something comes along I want to learn a classroom is fast. The pro's usually give good tid-bits not shared in types.

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    While one can certainly learn from videos; classroom, hands-on instruction, matched with networking with others of mixed experience levels can be very effective.



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    David said, "At 55 I'm still leaning......."

    At 70, I'm leaning more than you.
    Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself.

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    Frank I hope to still be learning and have to desire to too when I'm an ol Fart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Frank I hope to still be learning and have to desire to too when I'm an ol Fart
    Heck, I just hope I live to be an old fart

    I have to agree that the DVDs and such are great, I know I have a modest collection but hands on cannot be beat, especially if you luck out and have a good, or great teacher.

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    Read about it and sure have thought about doing the same and taking the shop classes.........but self taught also from this site and others but what i think helped me the most is buying some DVD's (Grumbine's both of them, Tibbits, and Raffan). Each one has something to offer and i can watch them over and over and practice trial and error - have learned alot this way - same thing with the tool grinding video's from Oneway and Jet........
    Lastly, before i opened my wallet and bought the video's i watched (and still do) U-tube videos on wood turning.........always learning something.
    I have some books on turning but i find the videos helped me the most.

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    I have also amassed a bunch of DVD's and video's. They are great for me because of the distances I would have to travel for a class. So I am pretty much self taught. My son did treat me to a class in Richmond twice in the last two years. One by Larry Hasek and one by Al Stirt. Al showed me a couple of different ways of presenting a gouge to the wood and it really changed things for me. Larry showed a couple of things in doing HF's that changed the way I do things. Interaction with different turners of all skill levels is also amazing. So if I had a place close I would prefer hands on. You can get questions answered and will be shown how to do cuts, etc. right there. IMHO if you have a chance Jim I would jump on it.
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