If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve probably recently noticed a lot more activity on it. This is part of our endeavor to build an online community and network of woodworkers where the combined knowledge and experience of each can free-flow and benefit all. We thought this would be a good time to give you an inside glimpse of what we’re doing and some of our future plans:
Furniture-Type Online Courses
Our new online courses continue to expand. We just released the first of many “furniture-type” projects: the Shaker Dovetail Box. This small project would make a fine gift while also giving you a great way to practice the dovetails and dado joints we introduced in the Basics of Joinery course.
The next “furniture-type” projects on the horizon are:
- Mortise & Tenon Wall Shelf Course
- Occasional Table Course
Soon after we launch these, we’ll have:
- End Table with Dovetailed Drawer Course
- Dovetailed Blanket Chest Course
- Advanced Dovetails Course
(These online courses parallel our on-campus courses, which are shown on the Foundational Joinery Course, Special Interest Woodworking Course, and Advanced Furniture Making Course pages.)
Log to Spoon Course
We’ve reduced the price on our Log to Spoon course to only $15 and divided it up into more bite-sized videos.
Limited Time Discount On All Courses
On all these online courses, we’re offering a new limited-time 20% discount on all our online woodworking classes and memberships. Just put the code 20%OffDeal in checkout and learn away!
This offer expires at the end of August.
eNewsletter and Social Media
We’re planning to ramp our eNewsletter with brand-new tips, tricks and projects, so be sure to sign up for it if you haven’t already. We’re also adding a ton of stuff along those lines to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, YouTube and Vimeo, and you can catch us there (or in the comments to our blog) if you have a question or one of your own tips.
School of Woodworking Blog
On our blog itself, we’re publishing much more frequently, so visit often for updates! Better yet, subscribe to the Blog updates so you won’t miss one. Here are a few of our recent posts:
- Logs to Lumber Step by Step
- Out of space? No problem with Shop Size here!
- Traditional woodworking absolute: A Good Workbench!
- The Joy of Precision Inlaid Lettering
- Fine wood marquetry: Incredible French Craftsmanship!
- Coping with your Blades
We’ve improved the design and navigation of our blog and woodworking site for consistency and ease of use. If you have any feedback on it, we would greatly appreciate it. You can reach us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clubs and Memberships
We’re now full members of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) so be sure to come back often for more information and articles about period furniture.
Finally, if you’re part of a woodworking club, homeschool workshop, MeetUp woodworking group, trade school or other group we’re now offering exclusive webinars for group members in addition to our 20% off deal. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more.
Last But Not Least
Don’t forget our on-campus courses — there’s nothing like learning in person. Check them out and sign up now!
Hello Mr. Wheeler, my name is Eric Stanton. My wife and children and I live and serve in Southern Argentina, the Patagonia, as missionaries. I have been using woodworking as a way to disciple and train my 8 year old son, Elias. For several years I have desired to attend one of the on-campus courses that you offer; it is a blessing to know that these classes are now being offered online. Thank you. God bless you.
Mr. Stanton, I’m really glad the classes can be a help to you down in Patagonia. Woodworking is a wonderful character-builder for children. As someone once said, “It’s not what the boy does to the wood, but what the wood does to the boy.” God bless.