NEW! Faster Search Option

Loading

Co-op workshop in Fairfield Cty, CT

ksmith863's picture

Co-op workshop in Fairfield Cty, CT (post #179517)

   Anyone interested in joining or forming Ana co-op in Fairfield County, CT?

I have a professional shop with a full complement of high-end industrial equipment. It's located in Bridgeport, CT. This is a part-time endeavor for me and most of the time my equipment sits idle. It occurred to me that it might be productive to form a co-op that would allow woodworkers to "plug in" to a fully functioning shop, retain their independence, but have access to great equipment and be able to collaborate with others on projects where it made sense.

I'm looking for like-minded woodworkers who know what they're doing and who would value working in an environment that fostered collaboration, creativity and camaraderie. Right now I have 2,000 s.f. in a factory building with great natural light, heavy power, freight elevators, loading dock etc. I have the ability to expand up to 4,000 s.f. and would do so if a couple of people were interested in this concept. The rent is cheap so if we had 3 or 4 participants, cost would be in the hundreds/month.

I don't have fully-formed plan for this, but I thought I'd throw the idea out there to gauge interest. If anyone is interested, let me know. My website is www.gothamwoodworks.com if you want to check me out (there's also a couple photos of the shop).

Reach out if you're interested. Thanks


Here's partial equipment list:
- Griggio 24" planer
- Porter 20" jointer
- Felder KF700 sliding table saw and shaper
- Tannewitz dual-arbor sliding table saw
- Minimax 24" band saw
- Minimax copy lathe
- Progress edge sander
- Supermax 37" dual drum sander
- William & Hussey molder
- Dust collection system
- Hoffman dovetail key router
- Kreg pocket screw machine
- General mortising machine
- Davis & Wells horizontal boring machine
- General drill press
- Plus assorted smaller machines/tools -- router table, miter saw, dovetail jigs, scroll saw, etc.
 

leminhtien's picture

Download over 16,000 (post #179517, reply #1 of 2)

Download over 16,000 WOODWORKING PLANS at here woodworkingplanspro.weebly.com Woodworking guide offers anyone of any skill level the ability to build amazing projects. The guide is extra helpful because it offers more detailed explanations, videos and blueprints then your typical woodworker magazine .
Hope it will help you next time !
kristenmark12's picture

Best Woodworking Plan and Project I used (post #179517, reply #2 of 2)

I did lot of review about wood working plan and I found One of the best website, I am using for my wood working, it contains all woodworking plans include workbench plans, shed plans, chair ... blueprints and detailed instructions for building all kinds of wooden, Have a great day.