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BEGINNER STUDENT REVIEWS  

From Beginner Students following completion of Practical Woodworking 101


 

  Jeff,  "When I got home I sat down to write you about what a wonderful experience I had had.  I found it difficult to put into words. During the first day, I was captured by the statement that you made about wood being a living medium. It opened a new door for me.  I'm ashamed to say, I never thought about wood and woodworking in that way.  Despite being cut down, be-debranched, debarked and ripped up, wood still "breathes" and moves.  It will be impossible to look at a piece of furniture the same way." 

"At first I was intimidated by the process, especially with all the instruction about safety.  But you had made it very clear when I talked with you at the Washington Craft Show that the class was about serious woodworking.  Despite having had no experience with woodworking tools, I felt comfortable while working with them because of your instruction and guidance.  I would recommend your class to anyone serious about learning about woodworking." 

"All in all, I had an incredible experience. Your follow-through with directions to the studio, the items needed for class, places to stay, and even lunch were above and beyond.  You have made a novice woodworker into a novice woodworker with a determination to learn and do much more, and you've opened my eyes to see and appreciate wood as the supple, strong beautiful, medium that it is.   Take care. Hope to see you in your advanced class someday."   Lisa Muncy-Pietrzak,  Alexandria, VA  


 

  I recently acquired a table saw, and immediately parked it in the
garage and said, "I am not touching this thing (which came with NO
instructions) until after I take Jeff's course." Good decision. My
first priority is safety, and it was my primary purpose for choosing
your course. I didn't care if I learned to build a bird feeder or a
Porta-Potty. I cared about thoroughly understanding how the tools work,
how to use them properly, and how they are REALLY (not theoretically)
used. I got all of that, and a lot, lot more, from my week at the Lohr
Woodworking School.

I came all the way across the country to take your course. Why? Because
it was the only thing I saw that started at Ground Zero and built a
base of knowledge about the equipment and how to use it in the safest
and most practical way.    

Thanks for a great week.     Brian Weiss, Pasadena, CA


Jeff Lohr is an excellent and personable instructor.  Being female and from starting out with knowing little about woodworking, I was worried about taking this course.  I was afraid that I would be ignored or pushed aside and lost.  But it was the exact opposite.  I immediately felt comfortable and really enjoyed the class. Jeff and his apprentice Rebecca, were excellent in dividing up their time between students who had questions and needed assistance while working.  And I needed a lot of it!  Each of them was very informative and patient and never made me feel "stupid" about asking anything at all - even how how to read a ruler correctly!  Whether you know very little about woodworking or you think you know everything, I highly recommend this class.  I know everyone will learn and be pleased with the knowledge they walk away with.  Shannon M. Gerner, Philadelphia , PA 

 


Hi Jeff,
I wanted you to know that I had a fantastic time during our woodworking course.  It was one of the best vacations I have ever had!  Being a "virgin woodworker" and only owning a sander and drill, I thought I was in trouble the first day when virtually everyone in the class talked about their woodworking experience and their nearly-complete garage or basement workshops they had.  But, I think I learned enough in one week to almost catch up with their skills.  (Ok, maybe I'm not that good yet, but I will be soon!)

You are a gifted woodworker and an equally gifted teacher - - two qualities that are hard to find in one person.  Not many people do both well.  I appreciate your patience and individual attention when I needed it, which was often (and Jesse's and Liz's, too!).  I always felt safe operating equipment I have never used before.  And PRACTICAL woodworking is a perfect name for this course.  All of the tips and tricks ranging from how to tie/roll up an extension cord; what sandpaper to buy; what tools and equipment are best and most economical; and even how to pour stuff out of
cans will be forever useful. 

Thanks again for a wonderful week.  If you ever show your furniture again in the D.C. area, I'm happy to help you out for free.  I don't mind grunt work!  I'll even host a poker game for you. Please tell your wife thanks for teaching me to play poker - - that was a lot of fun, too.

Kim Meek,  Washington, DC

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