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Guild Moves to Huge New Shop

comments (2) January 31st, 2011 in blogs

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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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
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. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

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.

Photo: Courtesy of Greenville Woodworkers Guild

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



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Comments (2)

MKenney MKenney writes: This is great news. I visited the old shop right before I started at FWW. I was teaching at Furman University and the shop was just a few miles down the road. It was a nice setup. The new one looks better. I spoke with one of their board members (at least I recall he was) that day. These guys do a ton of volunteer work around Greenville and deserve all of the good karma that comes their way.
Posted: 9:49 am on February 1st

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: Now, that's a playroom!!!
Posted: 8:10 pm on January 31st

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