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post #21 of 29 Old 11-10-2012, 10:05 PM
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I spent a goodly portion of my youth in Nacogdoches which is not far from you. WHERE WERE YOU THEN?? LOL!

Good luck in the search!
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post #22 of 29 Old 11-10-2012, 10:56 PM
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Hi!
My wife and I might be interested in an apprentice in order to teach him/her the trade of "fine woodworking"!
However, any of you on the forum know the ins and outs of dong this properly?
By that we mean any extra permits, insurance...things of that nature that would be required to provide not only the learner but also the teacher a safety net, should one be needed?
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Tymann09 - you mentioned RIT. Does the School of American Craftsmen require an internship or co-op assignment as part of the degree program?

Tyler - RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) is known for their degree programs that require the students to do either 3 month or 6 month work assignments related to their field of study. If the craftsmen school does this it may be an option for you (if you are looking for full time, temporary help).


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post #24 of 29 Old 11-11-2012, 11:07 AM
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Tom, RIT is very well known for their co-op programs, however the school of american crafts doesn't have internships or co-ops as part of their programs. This is quite unfortunate too.

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Jeff, I am trying really hard to pursue my dream. My parents do not need me. I have been living everywhere the past 3 years. I lived in southern VT and worked as a maintenance tech for a winter, lived in northern VT while I attended the Vermont Woodworking school. The following winter (last winter) attended RIT for their furniture making program and now am attending my local Comm. College taking business classes and working as a carpenter part time with the guy i work full time for during the summer the past 3 years. He also has given me room in his shop to set up a woodshop which is very helpful, if I quit, I likely lose the shop space as well as the $15/hr pay. What's holding me back, is lack of these exact jobs that Tyler is offering. I would really like to live in VT or the Adirondacks of NY. This keeps me a days drive from home. I would move to VT in a heartbeat if I found a job where I could work as a furniture maker or apprentice for decent wage. Also, I am severely hard of hearing, so that also limits options a little, but i don't let it hold me back too much.
*** So you're 21 and you've travelled in pursuit of your passion for the last 3 years, attending two woodworking programs and taking business classes. You don't waste time do you? :) thumbs up!!

You are clearly setting goals and taking steps to achieve your aspirations.

There's no doubt in my mind that you'll succeed. While you may not be able to take advantage of this particular opportunity others will present themselves.

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This response has been much more than what I hoped for. Thanks to everyone for their input, it means a lot. This gives me a lot to think about. Please keep the opportunity in mind if you happen to come across someone who you think would make a good fit. Like I said before feel free to private message me any questions or comments.

For those of you within a few hours who expressed the "if only's" stay in touch. I will be having a few events at the shop next year that you may be interested in. And I'll be producing a video on furniture making but I won't get into that here. And I'll let you Dallas area guys know if I teach somewhere close to you.

Until I post otherwise, the offer still stands. I'm looking to purchase land now, and my dream is to build an apprentice cabin on the back of the property. That's a few years off but it would give me the ability to offer someone like Tyler a place to stay as part of their pay. I wish that was the case now but patience is a virtue I guess.

I better log off and close the shop up tight before this storm hits but I'll check back in tomorrow. Thanks again.
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This response has been much more than what I hoped for. Thanks to everyone for their input, it means a lot. This gives me a lot to think about. Please keep the opportunity in mind if you happen to come across someone who you think would make a good fit. Like I said before feel free to private message me any questions or comments.

For those of you within a few hours who expressed the "if only's" stay in touch. I will be having a few events at the shop next year that you may be interested in. And I'll be producing a video on furniture making but I won't get into that here. And I'll let you Dallas area guys know if I teach somewhere close to you.

Until I post otherwise, the offer still stands. I'm looking to purchase land now, and my dream is to build an apprentice cabin on the back of the property. That's a few years off but it would give me the ability to offer someone like Tyler a place to stay as part of their pay. I wish that was the case now but patience is a virtue I guess.

I better log off and close the shop up tight before this storm hits but I'll check back in tomorrow. Thanks again.
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Hi, assuming you are still looking for someone to help at your shop, I would had a few questions about wage, full time, future/consistent amounts of work (obviously only if I met your expectations, which I'd be relatively confident that I would) These questions serve for me as a whether it would be a safe enough move to relocate in tatum. I am located in Ontario, Canada but am more than willing to relocate if I can manage to sustain myself down there. I'm 23 and a recent university graduate and have been moved back home for the last two months but would just like to keep moving with my life, seeing new things, and making new developments in streams or crafts relative to my education. I am a graduate of architecture and if one quality about architecture and design ever stood out to me it was great craft and attention to detail. I have always had a love for detailed work and good patient craft, I received highest mark in all four of my years in shop class as I took the extra time, patience, and accuracy with my projects. I have a selection of projects I would be willing to show you if you are interested and hope to here from you so we could possibly talk about some details and hopefully work something out. My email address is [email protected] if you'd like to contact that way with any further information, questions, or curiosities.

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I will email you later today when I take a break.
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