Public Woodshops

When I was living in Alaska, the US Army had a deal whereby you could rent time in the wood shop they kept for the soldiers. Has anyone heard of something like that down here? I am looking for a place I can bring my wood and have space to work. Unfortunatly I don't have space in my possesion to convert to shop use. Any ideas?
Simon
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Dear Simon,

Where is "Down Here"?
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Check locally and online for:
- Adult Education Open Shop times <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q ­ult+education+%22open+shop%22&btnG=Google+Search>
- Woodworking clubs <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=woodworking+club&btnG=Google+Search
- Woodworking schools <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=woodworking+school&btnG=Google+Search
When _you_ do it, insert your state, province, or country abbreviation into the search. ex:// (adult education "open shop" TX)
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Join the Army.......?

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default wrote:

This is difficult. I finally found some space after a year of looking. Whaty makes this difficult is liability insurance ( are you surpriseed?)
Woodcraft has another franchise called woodworkers club there are 4 of them in the country. The one in Norwalk CT charges $200 membership + $45 month to use the shop. You might be able to work something out with the Woodcraft stores as most of them have shop space for classes. But you will have limited storage space for wood and glue ups.
There are of course places where you can takes classes and get some shop time but I think you'll find it limited, hard to come and go as you please. I'm taking a class now and there is a 3 hour a weekopen lab on thursdays from 6 - 9 when I can work on what I want. But again..storage.
I finally found a place by getting off the internet and going around to cabinet makers shops and found a guy, he had a 5 X 8 card on his door, that he had part time bench space for rent. For $200 month I can use the shop and equipment mostly evenings and wekends when they dont' have big projects. I have access to table saw, panel saw, badn saw, jointer, planer. I built my onw bench on casters so it can be pushed out of the way whenthey need the floor space.
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default wrote:

There was a place in Everett, Washington that had a shop you could rent time in. I believe you had to be a member, with commensurate dues. If you need some specialized equipment it could be worth it. I took a class at my local high school mainly to get access to their 12" jointer and 36" thickness sander.
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The place in Everett is the Puget Sound Woodworking Center. You can check them out at http://www.pswc.net /. I don't know if they're still in business, but they were doing some heavy promotions at the Seattle woodworking show a couple of years ago.
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default wrote:

You got a kitchen dontcha? I worked out of my kitchen for a long time before I had anything you could call a shop. Of course back then I was limited to small, relatively tidy projects, and I didn't have any machinery.
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time in the wood shop they kept for the soldiers. Has anyone heard of something like that down here? I am looking for a place I can bring my wood and have space to work. Unfortunatly I don't have space in my possesion to convert to shop use. Any ideas?<
I remember the same thing when I was stationed in Fairbanks. It was great. The same went for a garage to work on your car. In Everett, Washington they have a large shop fully stocked with tools that you can rent space and buy lumber to work on any size project you want. Hopefully there's something similar in your neck of the woods.
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