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I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a woodworking school, course, retreat where I can learn more about woodworking from someone who knows? Suggestions, locations, websites appreciated. Open to travel in USA, Canada.

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Tom, there's a fantastic one up here, within walking distance of my 'stash'.
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A kind of interesting thing about this school is they'd almost prefer that you don't have previous experience...less bad habits to overcome I think is there point.
The work the students turn out is spectacular.
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There are a bunch listed in Fine Woodworking too Tom but your dollar would go farther up here right now and the NW coast is beautiful country. Bring rain gear.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Depending on what desert, I may be your nearest choice.
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Tom whatever you want to learn you can find it on U-tube. I have learned more there in the
last three years than I have on my own in 40 years.
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Epic Woodworking in NH. Phil Lowe's Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. North Bennett Street School in Massachusetts. If you have any interest in Festool products, they have classes in Las Vegas, Indiana and North Carolina
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Lots of good schools out there. In Gatlinburg TN there is Arrowmont. A little ways down the road in Brasstown NC (my personal favorite) is John C Campbell Folk School. They teach just about anything and it is a farm setting so the folks taking the cooking class will feed you good country cooking from items grown on the farm. If you have any interest in Woodturning check out the schedule for Carolina Mountain Woodturners in Asheville. We meet once a month on the 3rd Saturday of each month and have demonstrators from all over the world teaching, visitors are always welcome. We also have hands on classes for members with the demonstrators as instructors (membership is $25 per year) and the classes run an average of about $30 (the club pays for most of the fees). For 8 hours with a world class turner that is really cheap. Berea Ky is a woodworkers dream. They have a college that teaches arts & crafts and some of the best woodworkers in the country have shops in town. If you vacation in this part of the world there is a lot of woodworking to make you happy. Ready to move yet ? lol

I forgot to add: Arrowmont & John C have on campus housing and if you travel in an RV there are abundant campgrounds available.

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Tom what is it you are trying to learn?
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