1. Never use another woodcarver's tools
without his or her permission.
2. Do not attempt to guide, critique or instruct another student unless asked to do so by
3. Do not ask another student for instruction. Ask the instructor.
4. Give as much advance notice as you can when unable to attend a scheduled class. Don't
wait until right before the class starts, to notify the instructor of your absence.
5. Never use another teacher's methods or books to challenge methods being taught. This is
confusing to other students and rude. Challenge methods or techniques privately with the
6. Always return borrowed items promptly; tools, reference material, supplies, etc.
7. Ask the instructor where to set up when you arrive. Don't claim one spot for your own
for every class. The teacher may have a preference for student seating in any given class
8. Always call ahead before visiting at a time outside of your scheduled instruction
session. Don't just drop in on another class.
9. The absence of profanity offends no one.
10. Don't juggle class periods or the schedule to get a class with fewer students. You
learn more when there are other students in the class. It makes it difficult for the
instructor to plan the sessions not knowing which students are going to be attending. If
you wish to have private classes, then arrange those with the instructor in advance.
11. If you must smoke, do it outdoors and never go to class after drinking any amount of
alcoholic beverage. Knives, power tools and driving don't mix with alcohol and there are
others to consider beside yourself.
12. Don't make excuses for mistakes with your carvings; you are in a class to learn and
mistakes are part of it. There is no need to be defensive about your efforts. Learn the
lesson and move on to learn more. The only real mistake is in giving up.
ENJOY IT !