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#1 posted 06-12-2012 12:07 AM

This idea comes up quite often because it seems to make so much sense. Unfortunately, the potenrtial liability sends the idea crashing down in flames before it gets off of the ground.

Several of us ex-Navy types looked into a hobbyshop setup in the early 70’s, but dropped the idea when we looked into liability insurance. Someone will probably chime in with having members sigh releases, but you’ll want to run that by a personal injury lawyer. I’ve had lawyers tell me that they’re usually worthless.

The only communal woodshop I’ve heard of that is actually in operation is in a gated, retirement community, is southern CA.

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