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Forum topic by ChuckBrad posted 04-08-2009 06:45 AM 1013 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-08-2009 06:45 AM

Hey everybody. Perhaps this is a question that’s already been addressed, since I doubt I’m the first in this situation. I live in a studio apartment with no access to a garage or basement. Even if I had sawhorses, I don’t have anyplace to store or set them up. I’ve got a good set of hand tools for a beginner, but no place to put them to use! I’ve tried asking friends for the loan of space in their facilities, but they’re all busy with projects of their own. Is there such a thing as a woodworking co-op? Woodworking studios? Please help. The project ideas swirling around in my head are starting to keep me up at night! Thanks for any and all feedback.

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#1 posted 04-08-2009 06:58 AM

They are out there. You can even take classes at community colleges. Where are you from?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#2 posted 04-08-2009 07:18 AM

Check at Craigslist, people often are looking for other people to share work spaces. Adult schools and community colleges as oldskoolmodder say, have shop space available by hour or short terms.
I don’t even have the money now to pay for that, so my balcony is my current shop…...:)

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 04-08-2009 09:33 AM

I do not know your age and if there is an age restriction but my brother goes to a senior citizen wood working center. They charge so much an hour to use the equipment and work area. My brother is a carver and he does his band sawing and other machining at the center and then takes the pieces home to work on. You could also join a wood working club and after you get to know some people, they might give you some shop time.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 04-08-2009 10:04 PM

I wonder if you could use the equipment at the local highschool, or community center?

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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