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    Default Female looking for tuition

    I am a female living in the Perth metro area keen to get into woodworking. I have made a few enquiries but can't seem to find a suitable school that offers woodworking tuition for the general public. I don't know exactly what aspect of wood I am interested in but I have always wanted to produce my own pieces of furniture someday. Can anyone help????

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    Keen2learn, you can do worse that the community short courses run by TAFE. They have good introductory courses that don't cost too much. I'm enrolling for a wood turning course shortly. Try this link

    http://www.tafe.wa.gov.au/short/Search_ShortCourse.aspx

    or look up Challenger Tafe and search under short courses
    Squizzy

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    Oh... and on this BB hereabouts you should be able to find a thread that goes through this topic pretty well.

    Also try this link for the Dwellingup School of Fine...arts, woodworking or something..

    http://www.forestheritagecentre.com.au/

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    Squizzy

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    For woodturning and also routers, Carbatec WA in Balcatta runs courses, one night a week for month. There are basic and intermediate/advanced courses in both.

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    Apart from Carba-Tec's courses, Timbercon have demo's every Saturday morning (free) which may be useful to you. The Dwellingup School of Wood is also home to a "Women in Wood" group which is quite active and has some excellent makers among them. Additionally you could also check out the Fremantle School of Fine Furniture - http://www.fremantleschooloffinefurniture.com/

    Regards
    Buzz

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    If you're south of the river (or don't mind travelling) private message me and I will give you the contact details for a woodturning group that meets in Kenwick.
    Great bunch of guys, there's already at least one lady member and cheaper than the Carbatec & Tafe courses.
    Cheers
    Smidsy

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    Another TAFE site is www.swantafe.wa.edu.au
    brochure I got recently. enrolments start in a week or so courses in august.
    seems to cover areas east of perth both north and south
    never used them so cant recomend them but am intending to joinone.

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    I would be pleased to give private lessons, please visit wearing suitable clothing, the wife is not very understanding.
    woody U.K.

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    Hey jow104,

    You might need to do a bit of brushing up on your tool types first.
    ie... difference between drop saws for wood & metal cutoff saws.
    LOL

    Ken

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    Take no notice of woody, his saw just doesn't measure up
    Squizzy

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