It’s hard to say whether or not the Women’s Woodworking Guild of Colorado would even exist today if it had not been for the 86 balustrades that Pamela Philpott-Jones needed to turn for a staircase in her family’s finely crafted fixer-upper. Jeff was formally trained through cabinet shop apprenticeships and employment, followed by two years at the College of the Redwoods fine Woodworking Program in Fort Bragg, CA. He currently runs his shop out of Santa Cruz, CA. According to Jeff, he’s only had 4 bad days in the business and will likely continue this love affair with woodworking until he keels over, donates a hand to the machinery, or marries wealthy.
He moved the school to Marysville, California and now employs a team of other experts to bring the best instructional woodworking and furniture classes to professionals and amateurs. Boston Woodworking Company is a member of the OfficeScapes group, a dynamic collection of companies made up of industry experts who all share the same vision – a quality experience delivers quality results. The colors are vibrant and yet still allow some of the grains of the natural wood to show through!
Expand your skills at each show with 360 WoodWorking as Glen Huey and Chuck Bender work through hand-cut dovetails, shop-made moldings, cutting perfect” miters, basic inlay techniques including Poor man’s inlay.” Round out the weekend with simple techniques to make your project finishes pop. The list below details the wide variety of formal apprenticeships that are offered in Colorado.
See our interview with master toolmaker Thomas Lie-Nielsen, and visit behind the scenes at Fine Woodworking magazine in the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker Web TV. Her specialty is vocational schools and she has worked to influence the curricula and administrative functioning of several state approved schools in California. The guild’s next mission is to establish their own school as a place for women to learn woodworking from other women.
This casual investigation into the field ended up thwarting his plans to become a school teacher and marked the beginning of a new profession. WoodSpring Suites in Colorado Springs provides a unique extended stay experience by placing the guest and their needs first. Following the completion of a four-year apprenticeship, he attended the Barmulloch College in Glasgow, where he received the prestigious City and Guilds for Woodworking.
Our purpose is simple, providing our guests with the comfort of a home away from home during their extended stay in Colorado Springs. Mattson is searching for a 25,000-square-foot facility, preferably in Colorado Springs, where he can train educators on his teaching methods and machinery and provide a finishing school” for his students once they graduate. She manages the administrative operations and business development aspects of Masterpiece School of Furniture. Sledmaker Brice Hoskin combines craftsmanship, woodworking and art in his unique sleds.
Her love of woodworking came from her dad who, with her mother, built the house they grew up in. The family spent summer vacations finishing what turned out to be a 20-year woodworking and building project. About $700,000 of donated equipment from corporations around the world outfitted the former cafeteria of an abandoned school down the road from Peyton High School with top-notch machinery and tools. We’ve been offering fine woodworking tools and education since 1978, keeping woodworkers informed about the best woodworking tools, tips & techniques along the way.
Growing up as a young girl in Arkansas, there was no chance I would get into a woodworking class in school so I learned to sew instead. She helped her father build much of the furniture in the house and she spent many a Saturday afternoon being mentored by him in woodworking skills. Ask a woodworker’s supply store to serve as a base from which to promote the formation of the guild. Now, he’s attempting to make lightning strike twice by converting an abandoned schoolhouse in Peyton — northeast of Colorado Springs — into a manufacturer’s oasis with enough professional equipment for experts to deem it the most advanced woodworking lab in the country.
Alex says: A retired engineer after 40 years with General Electric, I decided to form the High Country Workshop in the mountains of Colorado about five years ago, so that I could continue to keep busy and cover some of the material and labor costs. Maricel has experience in organizational and administrative roles and brings those talents to Masterpiece School as our Office Manager.
Sitting at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs provides guest with a stunning panoramic view. While working toward his MFA in Design at the University of Iowa, Ron spent nine years building furniture at Wooden Company in Iowa City, Iowa. Woodworking Hand Tools are our passion at Highland Woodworking so we sell the very best hand tool brands in production today. As one of Denver’s newest architectural millwork and custom woodworking companies, Boston Woodworking Company prides itself on its youthful energy. Check out existing woodworking guilds and clubs in your community and surrounding areas for women members.
I hope/plan to attend some classes at the Red Rocks School of fine Woodworking between now and then. I am a teacher by trade so the teaching aspect of woodworking really appealed to me. As most people know, teaching something is one of the best ways to really learn something. I have been doing a little bit of woodworking for the past 5 years, and so have gotten many basic skills. Flitch is a design/make studio based in Golden, Colorado dedicated to creating and designing beautiful objects.
Through this experience with historic structures in both New England and Colorado, Seth realized his passion for age-old craftsmanship in woodworking and furniture. Company is a custom remodel woodworking company specializing in kitchen and bath remodels including the design, construction, and installation of hand-crafted woodwork. They work hard to support the wood shops all around the western slope of Colorado. I failed miserably at my first woodworking project in high school shop class and subsequently confined my creative outlets of my youth to sculpture and jewelry fabrication.