About

About Samantha:

I recently graduated from a 12 month woodworking course. I have an art background, my formal training is in Illustration. In the past I worked as a dog walker, glassblower, graphic designer and as a freelance artist painting pet portraits.

About Warped Boards:

Warped Boards is a behind the scenes tour of the early years in a woodworker’s career. The focus being primarily on how to start a woodworking career, and the business side of things.  A veritable cheat sheet for anyone who has yet to start theirs.

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7 Responses to “About”

  1. Jamie Ward March 12, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Hello Samantha
    Thank you for your positive comments about my bandsaw coiling film.
    Good luck with your blog.
    Best regards
    Jamie Ward
    Curriculum Leader Furniture Crafts
    Warwickshire College
    England

    • Warped Boards March 12, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      It’s well deserved praise! Wish I could have attended your school!

  2. wernerandassociates April 23, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Nice Blog! Can you mention where you went to woodworking school? I may want to go someday myself and don’t know anything about them except for a weekend class I took once at a WoodCraft store. Thanks – Jim

    • Warped Boards April 24, 2012 at 12:39 am #

      I recommend that you do a google search for woodworking trade schools in your area- some other key words that would help are vocational training, technical training, and career school. Then you’ll get some options for a more formal A-Z training.

  3. Scott Morse June 5, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Woodworking can be an economically difficult business. A blog that shares your business experiences early in your career should be very helpful. Thanks.

  4. James Bird October 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Which School did you go to? 12 month course so a Comm College or…. maybe NorthWest WW with Gary Rogowski?(which is a great school) Me, I’m a North Bennet Street applicant as of now. I dig your blog though. Nice to see a younger girl into WW, Im 24 so not a lot of people my age get the hand tool thing… anyway. Cool to see. later.

  5. paxwoodman April 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Your blog just showed up in the “You may like” section, and I defintely like your blog! 🙂 I am currently trying to start a woodshop over the summer with the aim of restoring and making anything from a desk to wind chimes 😛 Lookin’ forward to reading your posts! 😀
    God bless!
    -pax

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