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Hi, I'm located in north San Diego county and I'm in search for a mentor to guide me in the ways of this trade. I'm a Marine veteran and I've been doing carpentry and woodworking for a little over a year. Currently I'm a student and have been doing commisioned pieces on the side.

Ideally, I'd like to find a custom furniture designer/builder to shadow or apprentice. I want it to be clear that I am not looking for a job, but more of a learning opportunity that may benefit both parties.

If interested please PM me.

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I'm in Santee, but I have no clue what I'm doing. You're welcome to come over and watch me make the wrong cuts and curse at all of my power tools.
 

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I could teach you everything you shouldn't do but the commute would be a real bear.

Thank you for your service and best of luck!

Keep us posted.
 

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This thread sucks, right? Sorry I didn't think of this earlier. I work in Miramar and I swing by Rockler on Clairemont Mesa whenever I have extra time at lunch. Almost all the guys that work there are retired, E-8/9 from Navy and Marine Corps. They'd definitely have an answer or advice. Scott and Alan are always the most helpful.
 

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Get into the program at Palomar college. Not only will you learn but the instructors have contacts and may be able to aim you in the right connection.
 

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I started working at a cabinet shop in escondido about 2 months ago. It's working out pretty well but I'm not learning as much as I'd like to. I also signed up for the CFT 100 class at Palomar. I'm looking forward to that and hoping I can gain a great deal of knowledge from those guys.

Thanks for all the replies.
 
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