Paul Briggs
Lexington, KY
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Paul Briggs

Paul B.

Lexington, KY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Do you want to build learn basic woodworking, or build shop cabinets, but don't know where to start? I've been doing woodworking for over 30 years and have been designing and building shop cabinets for the last 4 years, and I love to share my learning with others. If you are just starting woodworking and don't know where to begin, I've got some great starter projects for you to work on that require a minimum of skills and tools. Most of my lessons are online via the Takelessons interface, but if you live near Lexington, KY, I'd be glad to teach you in my shop. My specialty is in designing and building shop cabinets quickly and efficiently. If you would like to design and build shop cabinets or custom drawers for a storage space that you would like to better utilize, you've come to the right place! If you or your child would like to learn basic woodworking (esp. during this COVID season), I would be excited to help you. Please send me a message if you have any questions.

About Paul B.

I'm an Electrical Engineer by training and profession. I enjoy working on complex problems and processes, and I especially like finding ways to do complex tasks more efficiently. My current interests are woodworking and digitizing/scanning of home videos, photos, slides, and negatives. I post much of my work on the Instructables website. These are intended to share the fruit of my research & development efforts to make it easier and faster for you to do woodworking. I love teaching and helping beginning woodworkers to move to the next level of woodworking to make shop cabinets!

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Sherry
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Paul is awesome. He was able to meet with me very quickly to accommodate me and what I considered to be urgent questions! I will definitely ask him again when I have relevant questions.

Posted Oct 11, 2021
Ana C.
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I decided to take up woodworking as a hobby and Paul’s instructions were exactly what I needed to start. We went through cutting, sanding, staining, jointing….His explanations were very thorough. I am glad I found him on takelessons.com. Time well spent. I recommend him.

Posted Sep 12, 2021
Gary
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I wanted help with an ottoman I wanted to make, so I took a lesson with Paul. Paul’s lesson was instrumental in helping me make my ottoman.

Posted Sep 3, 2021
Virginia C.
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Paul was a great teacher and provider of information for beginners. He helped me get to a spot where I'm comfortable working on my own projects and have the right tools for the right jobs.

Posted May 9, 2021
Jared Doud
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Great instructor! He was very practical and has a lot of resources to help out a new woodworker!

Posted May 7, 2021
Hailey
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Paul is a fantastic teacher. I have minimal woodworking experience and he does a great job of breaking down projects and how best to approach different stages of each project. He has helped me discover which tools best suit my interests as well as shown me a variety of resources to call upon when our lessons have finished. Great guy and a great teacher!

Posted Apr 15, 2021
Phoebe
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I took this course with no woodworking experience, at all. Paul is a patient yet enthusiastic teacher. During lessons, he breaks down the steps and explains each in a way that makes sense to me. At the same time, his love for the subject comes through. He has limitless energy and will provide guidance during the week when I have questions about the homework. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to use his knowledge and support.

Posted Jan 27, 2021
Charles
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Terrific intro to cabinet construction

Posted Sep 18, 2020
John
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Paul was super helpful! Thank you!

Posted Aug 27, 2020
lucas
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Posted Sep 29, 2021
Virginia C.
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Posted Apr 19, 2021

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Education

BSEE
Aug 1975 - May 1979

Rice University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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