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James McWilliam

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My involvement with woodworking has spanned the past fifty years. As a young boy growing up in Canada, my grandfather instilled the passion for woodworking in me. Samuel Crawford McWilliam was a master craftsman, learning his trade in Belfast, Ireland. Prior to immigrating to Canada one of his many jobs included working on the U.S.S. Titanic. I feel quite fortunate that he was able to finish his work while on the shakedown cruise to South Hampton. Had he and his crew not finished their work they would have sailed to New York and I would not have had the opportunity to come to America to pursue the American Dream. I became an American Citizen in 1963 after graduating from high school. My formal training in woodworking began in Jr. high School, and into high school. After high school I enrolled at Fullerton College, completing classes in Industrial Education with an emphasis on teaching woodworking. In 1969 I received my teaching credential from California State University at Long Beach and a Master’s degree in 1978 in the field of Industrial Arts teaching. I also hold a Designated Subjects credential in woodworking from the University of California at Los Angeles. During the past 42 years I have taught woodworking classes at Brea Olinda High School, Saddleback College and the North Orange County Community College District. I also taught woodworking to Army personnel while stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Currently I am retired from education and spend most of my time on various woodworking projects. I enjoy all aspects of woodworking and remodeling. I focus on the practicality of woodworking and sound proven construction techniques. Woodworking presents a variety of options to choose from, and I offer students the opportunity to explore as many as they are interested in. I have had he opportunity to address many of the aspects of woodworking during the past 42 years and am continually learning about new techniques, process and materials. Woodworking is a life long learning experience and there is always something new to learn. I enjoy teaching woodworking to every age level; helping to instill the passion of woodworking in everyone I have the opportunity to teach.

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James McWilliam

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My involvement with woodworking has spanned the past fifty years. As a young boy growing up in Canada, my grandfather instilled the passion for woodworking in me. Samuel Crawford McWilliam was a master craftsman, learning his trade in Belfast, Ireland. Prior to immigrating to Canada one of his many jobs included working on the U.S.S. Titanic. I feel quite fortunate that he was able to finish his work while on the shakedown cruise to South Hampton. Had he and his crew not finished their work they would have sailed to New York and I would not have had the opportunity to come to America to pursue the American Dream. I became an American Citizen in 1963 after graduating from high school. My formal training in woodworking began in Jr. high School, and into high school. After high school I enrolled at Fullerton College, completing classes in Industrial Education with an emphasis on teaching woodworking. In 1969 I received my teaching credential from California State University at Long Beach and a Master’s degree in 1978 in the field of Industrial Arts teaching. I also hold a Designated Subjects credential in woodworking from the University of California at Los Angeles. During the past 42 years I have taught woodworking classes at Brea Olinda High School, Saddleback College and the North Orange County Community College District. I also taught woodworking to Army personnel while stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Currently I am retired from education and spend most of my time on various woodworking projects. I enjoy all aspects of woodworking and remodeling. I focus on the practicality of woodworking and sound proven construction techniques. Woodworking presents a variety of options to choose from, and I offer students the opportunity to explore as many as they are interested in. I have had he opportunity to address many of the aspects of woodworking during the past 42 years and am continually learning about new techniques, process and materials. Woodworking is a life long learning experience and there is always something new to learn. I enjoy teaching woodworking to every age level; helping to instill the passion of woodworking in everyone I have the opportunity to teach.

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