Guild Moves to Huge New Shop
A little over five years ago, I wrote an item for the magazine’s Notes & Comment column about the hard-workng members of the Greenville Woodworkers’ Guild and their new shop. At the time, it seemed like a unique situation for a guild to have its own shop, let alone one equipped with $45,000 worth of tools.
Well, the guild’s members have not been sitting still. The group recently moved out of that shop and into another – somewhat larger – facility.
The guild’s new shop occupies 24,000 glorious square feet of donated space in a former retail center south of Greenville. The space includes a huge machine room along with dedicated teaching space for young woodworkers and a room with five lathes for turning instruction.
The group, a non-profit organization, plans to use the space to continue teaching its members and pursuing its charitable work, which includes an annual toy-making drive and helping a local center for disabled children.
For a closer look at the shop and the guild’s work, have a look at the photos here on their extensive website. Nice going guys!
|More on the Greenville Woodworkers’ Guild and Workshop Setup
• Press release on the guild’s new shop
• Gallery of Shop Designs
• Post Photos of Your Shop
• Smart Shop in a One-Car Garage
• Building a Smart Garage Workshop
• Set Up Shop for $5,000
• Three Stand Alone Shops
• The Ultimate Garage Shop
• Good Design for a Garage Shop
• 15 Tips for Garage Shops
• Hand-Tool Shop Saves Space
• Fire Safety in the Shop
Members of the Greenville, SC Woodworkers Guild in their old shop. The new facility has three times the space. More details in an article written by the guild.
Layout for the new building
Machine room setup