Woodworking stuff to do in Las Vegas?

Hello All:
I'll be in Las Vegas next week for a conference and I don't enjoy the casinos. Any of you know if there are good hardwood suppliers or tool stores there? I did an anywho search and did not turn up much that looked promising. Any recommendations?
Thanks,
Jim
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I was out there last year. I do not remember the name of the store but it is west of the Strip near Tropicanna. Look in the yellow pages under wood working or machinery. If you hit it big you can dump it there.
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This question is begging for politically incorrect responses, but I'll refrain hehe <vbg>
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You can get wood at the Gentlemen's Clubs. Ed
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:02:40 -0700, "Jim Martin"

mustang ranch????? get your tools tuned up real nice there. um so i here ! :-]
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When I was there on business, we couldn't find anything really worth while that was related to wood but my partner wanted to see Hoover dam - so we went. Took the Engineers tour and enjoyed it. It's a good bit of walking but worth every step in my estimation.
Bob S.

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if that is the tour where you get to keep the light blue plastic hard-hat and see the generators, my wife and I took that tour. We'd been to Hoover a couple of times before we sprung for the tour. It was worth every dime. I got a bunch of excellent pictures (35 MM and video) to remember it all. Watched the making of the dam video--amazing how quickly it was built and all the ingenuity it took to get the job done in that Godforsaken place.
For scenery, Red Rock is a fun place to tour, just east of Vegas.
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Yes, it is. So is the boat ride around Lake Mead after. Educational and relaxing. Before heading for home sure to get your wife a treat from Ethel M's candy store. Ed
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Having been to Vegas 4 times, I don't why it took us until the 4th time to go inside the M&M store on the Strip. What an amazing, fun store--colorful and a bit wacky. And just when you think you've seen the whole store, look around and spot the escalator that goes up to yet another floor. A think there are 3 or 4 floors. The "bag your own M&M's" is a bit of a rip off at $8/lb, but it's fun to mix your own from colors I'd never seen M&M's come in before...
...and then there's the Coca-Cola store next door with lots of nostalgic goodies to view like the old ice water Coke machines where you lift the lid and pluck your sody outta the water...when Cokes came only in green recyclable bottles...back when Hostess Cupcakes were a dime. I still remember the day when I walked down to the neighborhood store for my cupcake fix and the guy behind the counter said "that'll be 12 cents". What?? They were a dime!! overnight they went up 20 percent. Welcome to the land of free enterprise.
ah, Memory Lane--what a trip! :)
dave
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I took this tour a few years back, and also enjoyed it. Still have the hat. Unfortunately, it is no longer offered due to security concerns!?! :(
Paul.
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:02:40 -0700, "Jim Martin"

You'll be close enough to drive on up to Area 51 where I understand they have MDF light enough to be lifted by a normal person and capable of being stained in such a way as to match cherry exactly.
This is obviously alien technology.
I think I heard it on Art Bell.
Maybe O'Reilly.
Regards, Tom Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania http://users.snip.net/~tjwatson
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Jim,
When I was there a couple of years ago, we went to a Laser Tag place in an industrial park at 6330 S. Pecos Road. In that same park, there was a place that looked like it rented space to woodworkers. It was closed when we went there, so I didn't actually get a chance to check it out :-(, but it looked like a big, well-equipped place. I'd be willing to bet that, if you dropped by, they'd be able to tell you all about WW in LV. Heck, they might even let you play for a while!
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Woodworkers emporium on Arville not to far from the strip. About the only game in town with 2 locations.
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On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 13:02:40 -0700, "Jim Martin"

Woodworkers Emporium on Arville near Russel and they have one in Henderson on Stephanie? Hardwood suppliers include Austins and Rugby. Rugby is around the corner from Woodworkers Emporium on Arville. They have decent prices for this area (no trees within 100's of miles except palm trees and I'm not sure if they are classified as hardwood!)
Allyn
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About 50 miles away is some very interesting looking Bristlecone Pine. I would like to get some but the BLM discourges people from taking it. Palm is not really a tree. Its trunk is fiberous with no growth rings.
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I've lived in Las Vegas for over 35 years. If you find any good hardwood suppliers while you are here, let me know...

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On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 05:32:33 -0800, "Rodger Podlogar"

Have you looked at Rugby near Arville and Russel? FWIW they seemed to have a better selection than Austins did when I was looking at them. I've gotten some nice walnut and northern red oak at decent prices.
Allyn
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Thanks Allyn. I wasn't aware of Rugby, SWMBO doesn't let me out much. I'll check em out..

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Jim Martin wrote:

My kind of guy. In the capital city of T&A, and you want to see if there's a good woodworking store nearby.
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