South SF South Bay Woodworking Center Open
Disclaimer: Iíve got no financial or personal connection to The Sawdust Shop. I visited the place for the first time today, Wed. Aug 17th, liked what I saw and heard and am passing this info along.
If you live in Santa Clara or San Mateo County, have an interest in doing some woodworking - but donít have the space and/or the money and/or the time to set up a shop - this might be for you.
The Sawdust Shop, located near the intersection of Lawrence Expressway and Arques Ave (which turns into Scott Blvd) on Oakmead Parkway (452 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA) is a woodworking supply store of the WoodCraft type AND a 4,000 SF, pretty well outfitted, woodshop WITH lockable storage space for your ďin progressĒ work and materials you can rent. Theyíve got a slew of options that should fit most folks time schedule and budget.
Hereís their shop list of tools etc.. Itís pretty well outfitted. The only thing I didnít see was a shaper or a William Hussey moulding machine.
The store part of the place isnít fully stocked yet but theyíve got a pretty good variety of turning and carving tools and they also carry lumber, mahogany (Honduran, QS oak, beech (or it couldíve been birch), basswood, and even Macassar ebony, along with maple, walnut and cherry.
They also have woodworking classes
Theyíre going to save me a bit of gas by not having to drive to Dublin or San Carlos for stuff. Got out of there today for ONLY $75 - the lowest amount Iíve ever spent at a woodworking store.
Hope theymake a go of it. Shop space AND equiptment rental ainít easy to come by in the Bay Area.