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Do You Belong To A Woodworking Club?



Do you belong to a woodworking club in your area? If so, in what ways has it helped you?

If not, is this something you have considered? Why? Why not?
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no...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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No, Not really a people person.
This forum is as social as I get.
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Yes....I was quite active for 5 years, but then had a bit of "falling out" with some of the leaders. I don't participate much anymore.

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I enjoy meeting other sawdust makers. I've reached out several ways, but have little luck.

I find humor in that a couple I tried to make contact with never dropped around, until a year or two after I talked to them. After the first time, they started dropping by more regularly. Each time, it was the same thing, they were expecting some guy with a Craftsman radial arm and a bandsaw. My wife and her sister were around and were laughing at the reaction of each of them. It involved something to the effect of "holy s____t." Part of that may be because everyone thinks my shop is just the house next door.

In effort to meet others with similar interests, I joined a turning club in a city about an hour away. It meets once a month.

I learn a lot from meetings and demonstrations. If can be fun other ways too. Though I'm an amateur turner in comparison to a few of the nationally known turners, it can be fun or at least interesting being underestimated, based on that I am a newbie to turning. Many seem unable to understand some of us have been working wood for a half century, even though we've only recently started running a lathe. Often, there seems to be a small amount of shock when I share things that can be applied to detailing turnings and such.
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funny hoe others think your shop is theirs to use as they see fit...
no matter hat ...
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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I pretty much stay to myself. After 50 years of working with the public I've had enough. Don't want it and really don't need it

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The only club I know of around here is really a community college class. The hassle of registration is not my favorite thing. When I'm in public, I'm a very social person, but I like and enjoy my private time so woodworking is not a club thing for me. This site is made up of some really great people, and I enjoy the hell out of everyone here. But I'd be a little intimidated if some of the really great woodworkers here were in the shop with me.
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I'd be a lot more than a little intimidated if most any of the woodworkers here visited me in my shop.
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