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post #1 of 6 Old 01-26-2010, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I'm Jessie ( or "Raven") From Ottawa, Ont. I've been a woodworker officially for only the last year and half. I dabbled with wood carving and chip carving before taking a formal interest in woodworking as a career after my daughter began schooling in 2008.

In august of 2009 I graduated from the local college, from the Cabinetmaker and Furniture technician program with a gpa of 3.64. Unfortunately since then I've not been able to find work doing what I love which is working with real wood.

Seems most of the shops here focus on kitchen cabinets.

I had been hoping to find a woodworker to apprentice with but after several months of searching I've decided to try and go it alone. Focusing on doll furniture for the local artisans guild and custom projects with eventual plans of designing my own furniture for a unique niche market.

So if anyone knows of a Furniture builder in the Ottawa area that would be interested in an apprentice or would consider sharing shop space let me know as I'm still looking.

I will be posting a few pictures of projects I've helped build or built myself over the last year and half.
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Welcome Raven. Sorry to hear of your struggles to land the job you want. It is probably just a matter of time before the right opportunity comes along. Having the education under your belt will be a major plus I am sure. I look forward to seeing some of your projects. The fact that your funiture would be unique and for a niche market ups the curious factor as well.

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Welcome Raven. I just saw your post in the project showcase section - fabulous! Keep posting - I'm looking forward to picking up a few tips from one formally educated in woodworking. I received my woodworking education at the school of "trial and error" (mostly error). I must admit, my GPA is very poor but I've picked up several pointers on this forum over the years. It's a good forum for sharing information. The guys (and gals) here have taught me a lot and I teach others by being a bad example.

Welcome, I think you'll like it here.
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Welcome from Texas Jessie.
You might consider taking a job at a cabinet shop, they often get requests for work that is out of their normal realm of work and you would be there to step up. You might be surprised at the opportunities that can arise out of a cabinet shop.
Just my experiences.

Did you say tool sale?
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Welcome from Texas !!!

Welcome to the forum, Jessie.

Tools are like guns, You can never have enough.
Where did I put that tape measure???
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Hey Raven, unfortunately I'm in the same position as you, I'm also from ottawa however, I think we should talk, I'm looking for a custom furniture builder to go in business with. I can provide a professional finish, but have little skills in the actual building. Come summer I have a place to spray again. Keep in touch..
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