Friday, December 05, 2014
So I'm applying for apprenticeships for next summer at Heartwood, EcoNest, and through the Timber Framer's Guild. I'm very excited some days and scared other days but I am not letting myself give up, or change course. Just keep moving ahead.
I ordered some good boots.
Miwa, a former apprentice from Heartwood, was very helpful in giving me advice about applying for apprenticeships. She's building a tiny home! Miwa works with Maria of Hammerstone School, near Ithaca. Maria teaches Carpentry for Women, and I plan to go up to take a course.
I spent time with some timber framers at the New Jersey Barn Company, and asked them a ton of questions, and they showed me their tools and gave me tool shopping advice.
I signed up for a tool sharpening class in Philadelphia.
I'll be back in Virginia in April for the next Timber Framer's Guild workshop there.
And I'm doing exercises to strengthen my core.
Now I have to go grade quizzes and tests and try to focus on that for a bit. When I finish maybe I'll go down to the basement to keep working on my table again.
Thanks for reading! I'll keep you updated on my progress.