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I belong to a Community Center here in Toronto. Well anyhow, that is where I hang my hat usually 5 mornings a week. For community sales the wood and supplies are provided. Most wood and supplies come from donations, government funding,corporate sponsors and proceeds from sales at events through the year. I have to admit that some days are spent chatting over coffee and cookies more so than making sawdust. Great bunch of Guys. For home projects you simply supply your own materials. The shop has 2, what we call assembly rooms with work benches, small tools ets. The main shop is equipped with two stop saws, drum sander, jointer, planer, horizontal and vertical sanders, lathes ets. It is well equipped. The shop is not without it’s frustrations as you can imagine the abuse that takes place, being a community based workshop. All in all it is a great place and glad to have it.

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#1 posted 09-30-2012 05:58 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.
That looks like a super nice shop.
Obviously the membership fee would not pay for that; even a 100 members would not pay for one SawStop in a year.
Was that facility provided by government funds or from private sponsers?

Anyway, proud for you.

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#2 posted 09-30-2012 11:47 PM

Wow! That’s really fantastic. I’m glad you have a place to play, even if it costs 25bux/year.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 10-03-2012 03:29 AM

That’s looks like a great place to work. Enjoy.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 10-03-2012 03:40 AM

Wow this shop looks like it has it all, great equipment, lot’s of room and everything organised perfectly.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 10-03-2012 03:43 AM

looks like a great place to hang out and make some stuff…

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#6 posted 10-03-2012 04:42 AM

Retirement is tough. I suggest everyone else keep working and pay your taxes. The retired folks must plod along. Nice place to hangout…......................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 11-04-2012 08:10 PM

The place sure does look like a blessing

-- It's when they don't show their prices that you know they may be trying to rip you off.

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#8 posted 11-28-2012 07:07 AM

Nice play to suck back coffee and make saw dust, plus hang out with your buddies. Looks like fun.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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