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Forum topic by bbasiaga posted 06-19-2015 05:15 PM 982 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-19-2015 05:15 PM

I am totally stealing this thread idea from another LJ…

In two weeks I will be headed to Atlanta for a short visit. Are there any wood working stores I should check out?

There is a Woodcraft and a rocker about 9 hours closer to home than Atlanta, but if there is anything else down there let me know!


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#1 posted 06-19-2015 05:31 PM

Never been to it but is on my to visit list if I am ever in the area.

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#2 posted 06-19-2015 05:54 PM

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#3 posted 06-19-2015 06:37 PM

You have to visit Highland Woodworking. One of the best shops in the country. If you want to see any lumber yards you can visit CAG Lumber in Gainesville.


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#4 posted 06-19-2015 08:00 PM

Highland Woodworking posted a shop tour a few years ago…

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#5 posted 06-19-2015 08:00 PM

Brian, if you’re going to Highland Hardware, it’s worth the side trip to Carlton’s Rare Woods and Veneers on Hemphill near the Georgia Tech campus. Depending on the time of day and traffic it could be a 15 minute drive from Highland Hardware.

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#6 posted 06-19-2015 08:24 PM

Echo the visit to Highland. Never been to another Rockler or Woodcraft other than Atlanta but both seem nice to me. Rockler is in a fairly new store that is much improved over their old place.

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 05:46 PM

You might go to Redmond and Son also.
The others I’d go to have already been mentioned.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#8 posted 06-23-2015 11:52 AM

Our woodworking club, Gwinnett Woodworkers Association, meets for classes/socializing normally on Saturday mornings at 8:00 at the Peachtree Woodworkers Supply that was mentioned earlier. Unfortunately it looks like you will be here the weekend of the 4th and that’s one of the few weekends we don’t meet. If you’re still here the 11th, we will have a class that weekend and you’re welcome to drop by. The class is about making doors and drawer fronts for cabinets that week. Here is a link to the club if you’re interested.


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#9 posted 06-27-2015 12:30 AM

Thanks everyone.

Due to some traffic snafus I did’t have as much time as I’d have liked, but I did get to go in to Highland wood working for a bit. What a great place. I could move in if they’d let me have a cot upstairs. Aside from lack of time, the only other regret I have it lack of money. I could easily have walked home with a whole set of sharpening gear, a couple of lie ielsen planes, and who knows what else. I wish we had a place like that somewhere near where i lived.

I did pick up the wixey digital angle gague, and a neat little model project to do with my daughter.

Chemrick, if I am ever down with free time on a Saturday, I would love to stop in. Thanks for the invite!!


-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#10 posted 06-27-2015 01:22 AM

Glad you enjoyed Highland. As far as traffic, welcome to Atlanta:-)

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