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    Teaching woodworking again!

    Don't know how off-topic this is, but didn't know where else to put it.

    I joined Open Source Makers Lab here locally, to make my CNC as I have no room where I live. Besides, they have a really cool lab with tools from welding to laser to CNC to 3d printing and just about anything else you can think off. They want to offer woodworking classes but need an instructor (head of the woodworking lab). That would be me! I will make enough money to pay my dues as a member and buy a few toys as well. Mainly I will use that job to help amortize my own CNC. I also get the help to really make my CNC dance to my tune so that it becomes productive monetarily as soon as possible. Wins all the way around!

    Doesn't compromise my main work as that is part-time. Now it really will be!

    Happy camper here. I love both lines of work.
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    That's great news! Congrats!
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    WOW, That is awesome. What a great gig.

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    That's fantastic.
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    Awesome Carol that is a class I surely would attend

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    Wow. what a great fit. Congratulations. "Makers Lab" sounds like the "Tech Shop" - that keeps tempting me here in Texas
    Charlie Plesums, Austin Texas
    (Retired early to become a custom furnituremaker)
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    Best of both worlds!
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    Thanks go to Darren Wright. He mentioned MeetUps in a post some time ago. I Googled it and found these folks. Went to check it out a couple of months ago. Decided this was for me. Lots of goodies around the labs. Cross technology all over the place. It's where I got unstuck with Arduino with the help of a young man who thought it was cool that someone his grandma's age wanted to learn new things!

    My students get to build small cabinets in class that they then can laser or CNC carve the doors and drawer fronts, or whatever! They learn basic principles of furniture and cabinet building AND program CNC machines or prepare programs to laser designs on their creations, if they wish. Team learning and team teaching! I am so jazzed!

    Management included woodworking in their brochure but has no real equipment except what had been brought in by a member because of a project for Makers Faire last year. So we are starting from scratch a bit in that area, but that is good.

    BTW, Google Makers Faire to see if there is one near your area. If so, go and be amazed, entertained, proud, and notice how many young people are involved and all the stuff they make. It will restore your faith in the future. And there is lots of room for oldsters to be involved in a very fun way. Ours is next October in Balboa Park in San Diego.
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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Doing the happy dance for you, Carol.

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    Thats awesome! Congrats!
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