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Forum topic by steliart posted 06-30-2013 04:03 PM 727 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2013 04:03 PM

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Any European Lumberjocks neighbors around me?

Looking for any Lumberjock “European neighbors” near my corner of the world, to exchange ideas, tips, suppliers etc. in our area.

My name is Stelios L.A. Stavrinides AKA Steliart
I am from CYPRUS (East European Country (island) in the Mediterranean Sea)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#1 posted 06-30-2013 07:02 PM

Hi there, I shared my shop with a gentleman who was interested in wood working with me as I have a well established and stocked hobby work shop and he does not. I worked with him for a couple of months on weekends, but I had to terminate the program for many reasons. One, we had different interests for projects, he wanted to build and sell furniture, and from my experience I knew that was not worth the effort, I was correct. Second reason, my insurance and I were liable for any injuries, even with a signed waiver that released me. Third, vast discrepancies between our wood working skills. To conclude, I was not benefitting with the shop sharing idea. I had concerns about injuries, needless wear and tear on my tools, shop supplies get used, inexperience with proper safety and operation of equipment and the cost of power to run my shop for him (16 light fixtures, gas shop furnace, 220 volt 5hp vacuum, 220 volt tools, etc, etc..) power meters run very quickly with everything online for 8 to 10 hours a day.

In the future I will continue to work alone! I will build what I want, know my tools are in the condition I last left them, know everything will be returned to its proper location after use and be able to leave my projects scattered throughout my shop in various stages of completion with bits and pieces left where I want.

I did the shop sharing experience and found it’s not for me!

I’m glad you posted this as I was wondering if anyone else has tried sharing their wood working shop and what their experiences were.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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