any suggestions for gaining access to a woodshop?

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  1. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    I REEEEEEALLY want to start on some new speakers, but don't have the required tools, anyone come up with some crafty ideas to get around this? I've looked all over and my university doesn't offer any woodshop classes (took plenty of it in highschool, know my way around just fine, just need tools)
    maybe I can rent a table saw one day and a router the next but that gets $
    there isn't a home depot or anyone in town that will pre cut for a fee...
    there HAS to be a way [​IMG]
     
  2. Brian Bunge

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    I'm sure a local cabinet shop would cut them to size for a fee. Check the Yellow Pages and see if you can find a cabinet shop in your area.
    Good Luck!
    Brian
     
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    HEY! I hadn't thought about that!
    local car stereo shops would be better too! because they deal with thick MDF all day and a lot of the better ones have box builders on staff that could whip one out FAST.
    good idea thanks!
    [Edited last by Philip_G on November 09, 2001 at 04:11 PM]
     
  4. Mike_Ped

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    Yer old high school maybe?
    Mike
     
  5. Philip_G

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    if I still lived there I probly could. My HS shop teacher was a cool guy
     
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    Be sure to mention that you'll be bringing some dead presidents with you.
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  7. Vince Bray

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    I don't know if civilians can get acess to them, but military bases have extensive woodshops. My grandfather was in charge of one and it was huge/ had every tool imagineable.
    Vince
     
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  9. Vince Bray

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    Yup, it would be tough these days without knowing someone... just thought I'd mention it though since these shops are incredible. The one I saw had a wall about 50' long with 4 or 5 radial arm setups on it. Drill presses, sanders, cabinet saws, band saws, lathes, all manner of clamps and small tools you could check out, and all with dust collection... just an incredible motherload of tools *if you have access*.
    I wish I could get at my local base's shop...
    Vince
     
  10. Philip_G

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    damn that would ROCK. maybe I can take a woodshop class at the local commnity college, though that would cost more than buying a used table saw and router
     
  11. MarkDesMarais

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    How about at those local HS's? Most of them around here have adult education classes available at night- wood and metal shop are popular. . .
    Markd
     

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