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I am in Inver Grove Heights for the next 5 days. Any suggested woodworking shops, tool stores etc. that I should be sure to visit?

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin


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#1 posted 12-11-2009 07:25 AM

Thanks Dave. Can’t wonder too far as I’m taking care of grand kids but I think will try downtown St. Paul. Kids are in school tomorrow but I’m supposed to be available if something happens.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 12-11-2009 08:48 AM

I second the motion to visit 7 Corners Hardware. It’s just fun to go and look sometimes and wish!!

-- Joe Truehart - The Craftsmans Woodshop

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#3 posted 12-11-2009 02:19 PM

Hey Gary. What you going to buy me for Christmas while in that area?........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 12-11-2009 02:22 PM

My wife would second the Cossetta’s recomendation.

-- Alex

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#5 posted 12-11-2009 02:23 PM

Go to Youngblood Lumber on Central Ave. just north of downtown Mpls. The largest selection of woods found in the midwest.

-- Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else

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#6 posted 12-11-2009 04:39 PM

Dave:
That train show looks like a great event but tomorrow I have a woodworking project for the girls. I made 4” x 8” box kits for them to glue up and nail together. We’ll see how the hinges go on. Also bought them hammers, screwdrivers and a little tool box (they are 5 & 6). Hopefully, all will go well.

Jerrry:
I wonder if they have crutches? hmmm. Hope you heal soon.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#7 posted 12-11-2009 06:09 PM

Thanks Gary. Already have a set of them…..........................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 03:57 AM

My favorites are like those have said, Youngblood Lumber, also Seven Corners Ace Hdwr in downtown St Paul is neat…lots of power tools on the second floor. Its on 7th st near the XCEL arena.

There is a Woodcraft on Lyndale Ave in Bloomington. I also think there is a Rockler store down that way. It might be a jaunt for you but there is a nice tool store in my town called Acme Tools. Its just off 494 and Hwy 9 in Plymouth.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 12-15-2009 03:45 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I don’t know where the 5 days went but I didn’t get to anyplace I wanted to. Over taken by events I guess. Maybe next trip.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 05:21 AM

Yes. I was planning on hitting the hardware store on the way out of IGH but with the snow traffic was a mess. I plan to be back in March. I will definitely plan it into the visit so it’s not an add on.
Trip home took a lot longer than it should have, but some issues with black ice. So we drove pretty slowly.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#11 posted 12-15-2009 06:02 AM

I know I’m a day late and dollar short, but next time don’t forget about Forest Products Supply in Maplewood. They’re mostly a commercial place, but they have a really good “shorts and seconds” section where they reduce price on smaller pieces of wood. Even still, I’ve found some really good pieces of wood there. A 4.5’ long by 20” wide 4/4 piece of black walnut for only $10! Not exactly short, but when compared to the 10+ foot boards they start with for commercial jobs, it’s scrap to them. All domestics and exotics are there, but not always in the shorts section. Check them out: http://www.forestproductssupply.com/

I stop by there every time I go up to the ‘cities.

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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#12 posted 12-16-2009 04:36 AM

Ryan thanks for that tip.

Dave, definitely will.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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