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Donna in TN (Guest)
11-20-2001, 02:42 PM
Hi, I am new to this forum. Wondering if there are other women in the Nashville area doing woodworking?
11-29-2001, 11:31 AM
Welcome to the forum. We're glad you found us!
You're in the heart of an area known for finely crafted items. Hopefully, soon, maybe after the holidays, the women woodworkers will make themselves known and contact you. You might also try your local lumberyard (one that carries exotic wood) and ask if they know of any woodworkers.
Again welcome aboard and keep us posted.
Carol the Router Lady
11-29-2001, 05:27 PM
I want to elaborate on Kay's 'exotic' wood comment and give you an easier way to find local wood dealers.
The 'exotic wood' most woodworkers use are domestic hardwoods, like cherry, walnut, oak, maple and such. There is another whole class of woods from South America, Africa, Australia, etc. that are sold as exoctic woods.
Now having said that, check your local hardwood dealers for information about local woodworking guilds and local woodworking classes. From there you can look for other women in woodworking. Maybe a query in their guild newsletters asking to meet, work with, learn from, etc. other lady woodworkers.
Another way to find wood dealers is to go to www.woodfinder.com (http://www.woodfinder.com) and type in something like walnut or cherry and your location and see what comes up. That might find hardwood dealers faster than your Yellow Pages. If you find them that way, tell them that you found them through WoodFinder. It tells them their advertising dollars are working.
I have no association with WoodFinder. I just find it a great help as I travel around the country speaking at woodworking shows and before woodworking guilds. It also helps me find little wood treasures to UPS back home. Got some great walnut crotch wood in PA a couple of weeks ago. But that is another story.
11-29-2001, 10:56 PM
Hello Donna, I am not in Nashville but I am about 1 hour away from music city in the Barkley Lake area in Ky. I come to Nashville once each month to a doctor for back pain. I have gotten pretty familar with Nashville in the past 8 years. I do not profess to be a professional woodworker. I profess to be jack of all trades and master of none but I certainly enjoy working with wood. I do not know of any ladies in woodworking in this immediate area. I wish they would let themselves be known if there is any. Sometimes it does feel kindly lonely. I can relate to your feelings but I would be glad to pass along my email address to you. I do often wish for a woodworking friend but have none. That does not keep me from diving into it anyway. If I make mistakes which I do real often I just back up and start over. My most problems come from the router but a better router might help some. I wanted to go see Carol in Louisville but something else came up and I missed that. Anyway, Donna and all others, Happy Woodworking. Mamabear
Carol the Router Lady
12-01-2001, 10:08 AM
Well, bummer, Mamabear. I would have loved meeting you in person. I had the pleasure of meeting Weeze in the Philadelphia area show. I can't tell you how much I enjoy meeting Internet friends face to face. Next time?
12-11-2001, 06:11 PM
I am a woodworker from Nashville! I frequent the Colco woodworking store in Madison, Tn.- the guys are very friendly, helpful and willing to help out fellow woodworkers. They occasionally provide seminars in band saw boxes, wood turning, finishing and are willing to find that special tool for their customers. I have an email address that you can use to reach me if you have any questions!
12-12-2001, 08:37 PM
Carol I am very sorry to have missed you at the show in Louisville. I had great plans to be there but for me I reckon plans are made to get broken. As sure as I make plans that I really want to meet something comes up that changes everything for me. I sure did need to come and get all the help I could get from you with the router. Since that one tool is still my enemy I really need help. It is a shame that I do not know anyone around my area that knows more about that tool than I do. Maybe there is someone near my area that I just have not met yet so if you are out there please speak up. I do need help. Thanks and Happy Woodworking and to everyone have a Merry Christmas. And if I might add, To Mr. Lucas, I sure wish I was your neighbor. I sure would be snooping around your shop a whole lot. Ha ! I snoop by internet though and enjoy what I see. Again Happy Holidays. Mamabear
12-27-2001, 02:02 PM
I just descovered this site and I am not far from Nashville.
About 45 minutes north. I'm not sure what type of wood working you are into, (since there are so many areas) I am into woodturning. I have made many Pens and Pencils. I am currently looking at starting to turn some bowls and things along that line.
You can e-mail me and maybe we can exchange some information.
E-mail addy- firstname.lastname@example.org
hope to hear from you. :) Margarete
Donna in TN
01-25-2002, 04:30 PM
Thanks for the info - infortunately, nothing came up in reasonable proximity to me. But, I'll keep trying.
Donna in TN
01-25-2002, 04:32 PM
Mamabear, thanks for your response - sorry I am so late getting back to you. I've gotten a couple replies from women in the area.
Donna in TN
01-25-2002, 04:38 PM
Yes, Kim, I have been to Colco. I live in the Boro - so that is not really convenient. But, I did find another place in Nashville closer to me - it is Summers Lumber at 311 Carter Street (near Nolensville and Thompson Lane). I also located a cabinet shop that will do sanding of wide items it is Custom Woodworker at 2795 Foster Ave (infront of Summers).