Great Woodshops: Cerritos College – An Orderly Education

Attention to detail is essential for building furniture and running a woodworking school.
By David Thiel
Pages: 35-37

From the June 2004 issue #141
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Some woodworkers will tell you that an organized shop is one that doesn’t produce a lot of work. But it’s an almost astonishing level of organization that saved the Cerritos College woodworking department from extinction and continues to ensure its students get a complete education.

Founded in 1955, Cerritos is a community college serving southeastern Los Angeles County. The Woodworking Manufacturing Technologies Department offers a comprehensive woodworking program (30 rotating courses are offered, with about 15 more currently in development), including classes on various tools and how to use them, 32mm system cabinetmaking and traditional woodworking machinery.

From the June 2004 issue #141
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