I, Stan Virden, received a scholarship from the GAW and attended a class/workshop with James McClure at My home workshop.The course description was Restoration of Basic Skills and the date of this class/workshop was 31 MAR, 2, 6, 7, 14 APR 2018.
Rate instructor and teaching facility on a scale from 1-10 (1=worst and 10=best).
Would you recommend this instructor to others in the GAW? Yes
Would you recommend this teaching facility to others in the GAW? No
Comments on the instructor and/or the teaching facility:
As someone with extensive experience in on-the-job training, I found James McClure to be a calm, patient, and forthright instructor who knew what he was doing. I had suffered considerable loss of motor memory in the difficult and drawn out process of moving to this area from my previous home. Further, I have developed spinal issues that constrict my endurance to stand and I am down to one functioning eyeball. These issues, combined with substantial intrusions into my personal schedule, have severely reduced my time at the lathe, where I really prefer to be. James, by following the plan accepted, was able to help me restore procedures that greatly improve upon my skills and abilities to make use of precious time. The teaching facility, my personal workshop, is OK for me, but not suitable for training others in the GAW.