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I've been attempting to assist a fellow member via email who has learning difficulties, but without success. he has a table and band saw, thickness/planer and router table. I wasn't aware until now that he has never used these machine tools and I'm sure you will all agree that initially this man should have a teacher by his side to teach him how to safely use these power tools, after which I'm sure that I could carry on and help him realise his ambition to make boxes, especially jewellery boxes.
The purpose of this post is to see if there is a member who lives close enough to him
and would be prepared to give him the required lessons. This is where he lives:

Mt Enterprise, Texas Pop 603

This member is desperate



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Let me add that this person needs someone local. I tried working with him online and failed. He needs someone to show him in person.

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He is half way between Dallas and Houston and those are the closest Woodcraft Stores to him so that is out.

Here is some information on a woodworking club near him, he might contact them and see if there is anyone that can help him out.

Woodworkers Club of East Texas
City:Nacogdoches
Club Name:Woodworkers Club of East Texas

Point of Contact for more information (name, phone #, e-mail address):Tom Rorie, 936 564 0786, [email protected]
Meeting Location: Stephen F Austin State University Forestry Building, Classroom 103
Meeting Times: 9:00 1st Saturday of each month
Officers: Tom Rorie, Pres.; Bruce Hendry, VP; Phil Herman, Sec; Craig Wood, Treas
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Nacogdoches is about 22 miles from Mt Entirprise

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I left a message for Tom to call me.

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Mike, I called Tom and we are going to talk this Saturady when the club meets. I am finally on the road to learning about my tools and learning how to build boxes. Thank you for the link and for clling him.
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I am very happy there is someone local to work with you John. I know you will really enjoy meeting Tom; he sounds like a super person.

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Mike, I called Tom and we are going to talk this Saturady when the club meets. I am finally on the road to learning about my tools and learning how to build boxes. Thank you for the link and for clling him.
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When you learn how to use your tools don't forget to post some pictures of the boxes for us to see!

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Mike,
When I learn how to I wil do just that !

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My name is Russ. I have been reading this site for quite some time and never had anything to say becuase I`m just getting into this router stuff. However Iwould like to say what a compassionte thing you all did to help out John in Texas. I tip my hat to all.

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My name is Russ. I have been reading this site for quite some time and never had anything to say becuase I`m just getting into this router stuff. However Iwould like to say what a compassionte thing you all did to help out John in Texas. I tip my hat to all.

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I would have made a similar post a couple of years ago when I was sending John detailed photographs, one at a time but I wasn't aware that he had never used his power tools. here are two of the shots from the series, after the second shot shown I heard no more until very recently.
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