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I belong to the Franklin Horner Community Center here in Toronto Canada. I was blessed to have found this place after retirement. The only problem was the annual membership fee. Can you imagine having to pay $25. annually. Isn’t that disgusting! Just Joking! 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 662 days ago

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.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#2 posted 662 days ago

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.

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#3 posted 660 days ago

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

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#4 posted 660 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 660 days ago

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

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#6 posted 660 days ago

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 627 days ago

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 604 days ago

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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