I’ve been getting a lot of requests for gift certificates for our Covington Mechanicals woodworking classes at the storefront. But as I’ve written before, we’re not really a school, and we have so few classes (and so few spaces available) compared to actual woodworking schools that it’s not practicable for us to offer gift certificates for them. (Gift Certificates are available for Lost Art Press/Crucible Tools, but they aren’t usable for classes because those aren’t really associated with LAP. Chris just lets me hold them at the storefront because he’s a prince among men.)
So I’ve been sending suggestions to those who ask…but I don’t have time to search all the possibilities, so my list is severely limited to those schools that I know, without Googling, that offer gift certificates (Florida School of Woodwork, Vermont Woodworking School, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and Austin School of Furniture).
There are surely many more woodworking schools that offer gift certificates; please list them in the comments (ideally with a link to the GC page), so that your fellow woodworkers may get a gift they’ll love: a weekend or week or more of woodworking.
p.s. I’m teaching at The Florida School of Woodwork next October…so that would be my choice 😉
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I’ll plug my town a little bit here. The Austin school of furniture just opened a really cool new location and is adding a lot of new classes every day.
One of my favorite schools is the John C. Campbell Folk School. folkschool.org They have a wide variety of not only wood working, but other mediums (i.e. blacksmithing, wood turning, etc…).
And here’s a link to their gift certificate page: https://www.folkschool.org/index.php?section=articles&article_cat_id=8&article_id=13
I’ll throw in a plug for an excellent Canadian school; Rosewood School of Fine Woodworking in Perth, Ontario.
Do they offer gift certificates? (I didn’t see them on the site…but I didn’t look that hard. Please add a link if so!)
Thanks so much for the shout out Bill. Gift certificates for classes at Rosewood are available in any amount that works for you. Here’s a link, on our registration page: https://www.rosewoodstudio.com/registration/
Don’t forget about the Pinecroft School in Berea, KY. Email Andy Glenn for gift certificate.
And of course Marc Adams. Although I think you have to use an old-fashioned telephone to purchase their giftcards…
(Scroll to the very bottom of their “about “ page)
The Arkansas Craft School in Mtn View Arkansas offers some woodworking classes. I don’t see gift certificates for classes but you purchases classes and day passes
We now offer a Gift Certificate for any online course or class valued at minimum $40. WOODSKILLS https://www.woodskills.com/woodworking-courses
William Ng’s School of Fine Woodworking in Anaheim (near Disneyland):
The schools listed above are all fine schools. However, I do find that some folks would like to take true beginner classes locally. I teach such a class at the Park District Senior Center Workshop. The folks attending usually are real beginners with little or no woodworking skills. There are a lot of these types of classes in many localities. They may not be as groovy as the above but you will get the feel for machine use as well as hand tool usage. You will have a completed project when you leave and it will not set you back a grand or two. Check them out in your hometown.
Tiller’s International in Scotts, Michigan, is a fine place to take a class: https://www.tillersinternational.org/classes/gift-certificate
To be completely off topic, the main storm front that went though on Dec 10… Well, um, is everyone okay down there?
Yeah wanted to say prayers for everyone there, it looks to be a couple hundred miles from Covington but says it traveled quite a ways, still thoughts and prayers that everyone and their loved ones are safe!
We are good. We are very worried about Western Kentucky.
Don’t forget the Port Townsend School of Woodworking in the beautiful historic seaport of Port Townsend, Washington.
No specific link for the gift certificates, but you can email the email@example.com to purchase a $350 gift certificate (14 hours of class) or an $850 gift certificate (35 hours of class).
Northwest Woodworking School in Portland Oregon. Gary Rowgowski is a prince of a teacher
there’s also THE COUNTRY WOODWRIGHT in Port Angeles, Washington. you can find my page on FB for more info.
How about the best Woodworking School that you have taught classes in the past! Of course I’m a little biased. The Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana.
Hi- there are 3 schools in NJ that offer scholarships and/or gift cards. https://www.mrsawdustschool.com/ (offers scholarships), https://www.thediyjoint.com/ (cards listed on home page), and https://njsow.com/ (their gift cards are listed with the classes)
Hi- there are 4 schools in New Jersey that offer scholarships or gift cards. https://www.thediyjoint.com/, https://njsow.com/, https://www.mrsawdustschool.com/, and https://www.americanwoodcarving.com/shop, There is also a craft school run by the State of NJ which includes wood working and blacksmithing https://petersvalley.org/.
I found 2 more- https://www.americanwoodcarving.com/shop and https://petersvalley.org/. I think that is it for NJ.
Here is 2 more. https://petersvalley.org/, and https://www.americanwoodcarving.com/
Here are 2 more. https://www.americanwoodcarving.com/ and the state run school Peter’s valley.
The North House Folk School in Minnesota: https://northhouse.org/
Are there any schools in the Pacific or Mountain time zones that have classes in marquetry, veneering, inlay, and so on?
Patrick Edwards is the best I know in this country.
Tiller’s International in Scotts, Michigan:
They have a good mission.
North Bennet St. School in Boston just relaunched their Continuing Ed programs.
Gift certificates available here:
Roy Underhill’s The Woodwright’s School in Pittsboro offers gift certificates.
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