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04-05-2014 04:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: guild clubs tools antiques collecting

Well fellow jocks it took me 9 days to get to Atlanta from Seattle (took the scenic route), but I am finally here. My new problem is that I want to be apart of the local woodworking seen. I am mainly looking for two things. The first being a club for woodworking in general and the next is a club for tool collecting. I am already apart of the Midwest tool collectors. Thanks.

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#1 posted 04-05-2014 04:13 AM

Chris Adkins from HighRock woodworking is from Atlanta. He’s part of the modern woodworkers association. If you reach out to him I’m sure he’d help u out

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 04:27 AM

Descarte, here’s a site that has good information about woodworking in Georgia :
If you can say where abouts in the Atlanta area you are I can narrow down which clubs would be closest to you. Welcome to Georgia.

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 01:37 PM

I live in dunwoody, but I would be willing to drive an hour or so for a good club.

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 02:38 PM

You’re pretty close to Woodcraft up on Holcolmb Bridge Road in Alpharetta, but it’s really north Dunwoody. That would be a good resource for local clubs and activities. Also, Peachtree Woodworking on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross and Rockler on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs are not far away. Also, of course, there’s Highland Hardware, on Highland Avenue, in the Virginia-Highlands area of Atlanta.

Regarding sources for wood, you’re probably roughly equidistant from Atlanta Hardwoods on Riverview Road in Mableton (right off I-285, W. of I-75), Suwanee Lumber on Hwy.23 (Buford Hwy.) in Suwanee in that busy corridor of I-85 / Peachtree Ind. Blvd. and Peach State Lumber just off Jiles Road in Kennesaw. ..And don’t forget Carlton’s Fine Hardwoods and Veneers on Hemphill Ave. in Atlanta, next to Georgia Tech, for specialty woods.

Looking over the list of clubs, I notice that the closet to you are probably : Woodworkers’ Guild of Georgia that normally meets at Woodcraft in Alpharetta, Gwinnett Woodworkers Association that meets at Peachtree Woodworking in Norcross and Moon Station Woodworkers in Acworth.

Good luck and good woodworking. – Yonak

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 04:00 PM

Hello Deycart,

I live in Sandy Springs close to the Chattahoochee River which is adjacent to Dunwoody. You probably live 10 to 15 minutes from me. I would love for you to come visit me in my basement shop. Contact me at I am retired and am usually available any time of the week. I have been wood and metal working for many years in Atlanta and can point you to the best (and cheapest) resources.

Also, we have a Modern Woodworker’s monthly breakfast meeting coming up near you on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM on April 12. It will be at the Boulevard Diner ( See the link for location and map. I hope to see you there!

Rufus Carswell

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#6 posted 04-08-2014 02:23 AM

Thanks guys for all your input! Yonak do you have a contact for moon station?

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#7 posted 04-08-2014 02:47 AM

Of course you have to go to Highland woodworking

Been buying some of their stuff over the years, but their retail store is there in Atlanta.

I’m sure they have a ton of the local contacts/guilds and lumber sources on the pegboard entryway and the guys inside
Highland Woodworking
1045 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-4466

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#8 posted 04-08-2014 04:53 AM

Deycart, here’s a link :

I’m afraid I don’t have any more information than that. I can’t even be sure if they are still organized.

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#9 posted 04-08-2014 05:59 AM

Kind of imitating DrDirt here, he had the same type of idea, but I was going to suggest hitting Peachtree Woodworking. I’ve done business with them in the past and get the impression they are a local ma and pa type operation, as opposed to something like a Woodcraft or Rockler. Been a couple minor bumps which they immediately smoothed out, one in particular was not their issue at all but my stupid banks. Never did figure that one out. Anyway, they should be able to help you meet people in the area. I’ve never dealt with Highland cause they have a idiot doing their programming who believes everyone has broadband, and their pages will not load due to the huge scripts etc they try to shove down the pipe timing out. They aren’t the only company I have that problem with. They might be a good company but I don’t even try to look there anymore. I was on their mailing list at one time, but I guess since I’ve never been able to successfully load their order page, in particular, they have dropped me.

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#10 posted 04-08-2014 01:37 PM

It probably took 8 days to get inside I-285. Sorry, I don’t envy you. Atlanta is nice but I wouldn’t want to spend half my life sitting in traffic. Welcome to the sunny South! I was in Washington state a few years back and ordered sweet tea. All I got was a blank look until I explained what it was. Had to add my own sugar to the tea!

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#11 posted 04-08-2014 01:50 PM

I go to both Highland Woodworking and Woodcraft in Atlanta all the time. There are great people at both stores. I live about 40 miles from both places and usually visit them on a weekend day. The traffic is not that bad on the weekend.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 04-08-2014 01:53 PM

Whiskers, Peachtree Woodworking has only been in business for about 10 years but they were the largest presence at the recent woodworking show in Gwinett, by a huge margin. Highland Hardware wasn’t even there.

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