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
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
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
Woodworking Course Syllabus