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    Avatar Of Mike RhoadsMike Rhoads
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    Hi Forum,

    I’m curious if anyone has experience using the Post 9/11 GI Bill at any woodworking schools in the US (or overseas if that’s possible).  At this point in my life, I work full-time and have two kids, so my ideal solution is a school that offers one to two week courses.  It looks like North Bennet St School and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship have information on their website.  Unfortunately for me, I can’t completely uproot myself from where I live now in Saint Louis, Missouri, so I’m looking for some place I could travel to for shorter duration courses.  Perhaps a pipe dream, but figured I’d ask!  Thanks.

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      Most woodworking schools of short duration I know of, are project related. The class is for one project in a set amount of time. Some times it is one full week of very long days, in order to finish the project. Some times, just a weekend. I don’t know if any work with the GI bill. Most are set up for “hobbyist”. Here are a few more to look at, within a days drive of you.

      North House Folk School

      Mike Siemsen”s School of Woodworking

      Mark Adams School of Wooddorking

      The first two are in Minnesota. North House Folk School is right on the waters edge of Lake Superior. It is just beautiful there. Mike Siemsen is also in northern Minnesota and a very good instructor.
      Mark Adams is just outside of Indianapolis and has a wonderful shop. There are more, if you look.

      You can also buy DVD’s and get a lot from them. I have also used Craftsy. Jeff Miller has a very good class on a shaker night stand, I think I got it on sale for $20, with unlimited access.

      Good luck with your search, and thank your service to our country.

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