I joined Paul Sellers’ online video course Woodworking Masterclasses the day it went live almost a year and a half ago. Its some of the best money I have ever spent on woodworking. My skills as a craftsman have increased exponentially. Joint making, tool maintenance and project design skills have all improved beyond what I thought was possible in such a short time. Paul concentrates on hand tool methods and building your skills around their use. His teaching style is methodical and very thorough. No step in a project is glossed over. There is a set schedule of a video a week plus there are bonus videos as well. IMHO this is as close to an apprenticeship that most of us will ever come.
Projects to date have included a wall clock, tool chest, coffee table, bookshelves, bench stool and several others.
So if you are interest in woodworking, especially with hand tools, give Masterclasses a look. You can create a free account and there are several free videos that you can view to get a feel for what it is all about. There is also a forum that is populated with like minded individuals who will go out of their way to help. Paul Sellers’ blog is also well worth adding to your daily reading list.
In the interest of full disclosure I will also let you know that I was recently contracted by Woodworking Masterclasses to provide illustrated drawings for their projects.
07/06/17-Update: I no longer provide illustrations for Masterclasses projects.
I’m super excited that you’ve been contracted to draw for masterclasses. Incidentally, I also joined Paul on day 1. Think I’m member #10. And I agree, money well spent.
I also agree with Greg, Woodworking Masterclasses is the closes I can come you being an apprentice. I have been invested well over a year, and my skill set has improved ten folds.
I’ve really appreciated your drawings for projects via Paul Seller’s website. I was wondering if you did a drawing for his coffee table project? It there was a chance you had it available, I’d really appreciate it.
I’m sorry, but no I do not have a drawing for the coffee table project. You may try contacting Masterclasses and see if they have anything by way of sketches or drawings.