Do You Belong To A Woodworking Club? - Page 2 - Router Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-23-2016, 10:17 PM
Forum Contributor
Stick486's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Stick
Posts: 25,528

Originally Posted by Shop guy View Post
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
enough is enough...
JFPNCM and jj777746 like this.

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

Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
Stick486 is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 12:02 AM
Registered User
Frankj3's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Frank
Posts: 675

Well, I don't have a shop so there's no club knocking on my door. And if I did have a shop, I'm not sure I'd answer the knock at the door. I'd rather learn from you guys.
Arcola60 likes this.


I may not know what I'm doing, but I am having fun doing it wrong!!

Happy Day Veterans!!
Frankj3 is offline  
post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 03:40 AM
Registered User
jj777746's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 4,142

Originally Posted by DesertRatTom View Post
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.
This is pretty much how I feel also.

You can't drive a bridge spike with a tack hammer(so I'm told)
jj777746 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 06:01 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Ellery
Posts: 287

I am not in a club. I have no desire to be in one. This forum does just what I need, knowledge sharing, and support of what we love to do. You can work at your pace, and not be bothered with someone who annoys the .... out of you. If people keep coming around for something, I will never get anything done.
Arcola60 is offline  
post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 07:50 AM
Registered User
Everend's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Everend
Posts: 384

I may like an in person club.
Last night my wife took us to dinner at her girlfriends house. The kids all played in the back bedroom while the four of us sat in the living room socializing. Most of the time I was thinking about the project I had been working on when she said "time to go to .... house"
Now if her friend's husband has been a woodworker...
rbm328 likes this.
Everend is offline  
post #16 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 08:02 AM
Registered User
hawkeye10's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Don
Posts: 2,603

We have one here in town but I am not a member. I went to one meeting and it was not for me. I am in noway saying any thing bad about the club.

Don in Murfreesboro,Tn.

Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
hawkeye10 is offline  
post #17 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 08:50 AM
Registered User
JimofSC's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Jim
Posts: 90

For 2-1/2 years now I have been a member of the Charlotte (North Carolina) Woodworkers. A great bunch of people, good equipment, and a lot of members with woodworking skills, and willing to help and teach if asked. Free woodworking class' for all levels.
And due are a whopping $35 per year.
JimofSC is offline  
post #18 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 09:05 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Art
Posts: 1,465

I was in one a few years ago but dropped out. They had a national speaker each month which was nice but it was held pretty far from where I live so I never attended. They also offed classes during the year but for those you had to pay. I would have liked to go to a couple of them but for the most part it was stuff I already had done a million times before.
mgmine is offline  
post #19 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 09:27 AM
Registered User
smitty10101's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Country: United States
First Name: smitty
Posts: 149
Send a message via Yahoo to smitty10101

I'm THINKING of joining the one that the community that I live in has, only because when I moved I had to part with some of the power tools that I had. So to make up for the downsize I'm investigating the communal woodshop.
Having said (typed) that, some of my wife relatives have their own shops set up in the same community but the organized community woodshop has tools that we collectively don't have. Also the skill levels that some of the woodshop members have is just plain AWESOME.

Downside--- time restraints -- the shop is only open at such & such hours-- unless you're a "Golden Member" and then you get a key to the door. Projects are limited to what you can transport in your vehicle. Mine's a car so projects would be small.

Upside--- combined experience-- you can tap others know how almost instantaneously. Learning experience--doing a craft/skill that would take you years to decipher. Discounted price for materials.
No mess at home so SWMBO is a happy camper.

Cost is minimal about $20/yr
Rules ?? (I don't like rules)
You must go through a course ( probably a safety course--liability issues I'm sure) before you can be turned loose on the machines.

All in all I'll probably join just for the heck of it and see how it goes.
smitty10101 is online now  
post #20 of 42 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 09:54 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2015
Country: Canada
First Name: Keith
Posts: 1,151

I've never joined any woodworking club, nor do I have any desire to do so.
The only thing I can even remember along this line was a privately run club of sorts, which had all the machinery you might need. You had to pay by the hour, don't remember what that was. But the owner didn't just want you to cut out parts and go home, he also expected that you would stick around to glue things together. I could see that would end up costing more than an arm and leg, so I didn't pursue it any further.
This was many years ago now, some time in the late '60's I think. Now if I want to do something I buy whatever tool it is that I need.
To me, woodworking is a solitary activity. If I need someone to hold the dumb end, I can always ask the missus.
Cherryville Chuck likes this.

OK, fess up...which one of you clowns stole my sig? It was right here a second ago.
cocobolo1 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For you FREEAHOLICS... Stick486 Project Plans and How To 23 08-22-2016 09:19 PM
woodworking club phone55 Starting Off 2 01-12-2010 03:47 PM
Woodworking Specialist Needed Charles M Lobby 6 10-18-2007 03:35 PM
Wood Club idea Mark Site Help and Suggestions 5 11-05-2006 03:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome