In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking Bob Van Dyke, owner of the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking, is on the hot seat to explain why he calls his 6-week intensive woodworking class “the best he’s ever taught.” Here’s a hint: It has to do with the fact that there is no project.
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Ditch The Project
Bob Van Dyke has taught woodworking for more than 2o years. He knows what makes a class good. As his 6-week intensive class – four days per week for six weeks – has evolved, it’s turned into a class that he feels is the best way for aspiring woodworkers to learn woodworking. After a couple of early renditions of this class, Bob was convinced – it wasn’t difficult to do – by class participants to do away with a project. That opened the door to way more learning.