|Forum topic by James3||posted 08-03-2015 07:47 PM||435 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-03-2015 07:47 PM
Hi all, I’m new here, but I’ve lurked for a long time and have gotten some great information from all of you. So I’m here to ask for some more help. I’ve recently had the opportunity to get some really nice shop tools and a space for a large shop (~1000 sqft). I personally had a really hard time getting started in woodworking, and am hoping to try and make things a little easier for the people starting now. My idea right now is to open my shop to woodworkers that don’t have a place of their own, or who maybe just need access to larger tools every once in awhile. I also would like to teach some very basic beginning woodworking classes to people who are curious about the craft. I’m an hour from Marc Adams, so if people really want to dive in they can go there, I just want to help people get a “toe in the water.” So what I want from you guys if you have the time:
Would you have been interested in something like a shared shop starting out?
What do you think is an okay amount of money to ask for, for tool upkeep and possibly additions?
What lessons do you wish you had learned earlier in you time as a woodworker?
any other input you have I’ll be happy to hear as well. Thanks
TL:DR-I’m trying to start a woodworking community, please answer the questions above.