So you would like to become a member of the SCW Woodworkers. Well we would love to have you. The Wood Workers wood shop has over 6,00 sq ft. of space which is divided equally between an equipment area and an assembly room. The equipment is of a professional grade and very diverse. The Assembly room is mainly tables for assembling projects. There also are lockable cabinets that can be rented to store personal items. A Tool Crib with a verity of hand tools and miscellaneous drills, router bits and accessory items can be checked out. There is also a well stock lumber room where materials can be purchased.
If this sounds like something you are interested in there are a few thing you should know. First this is a charted club by the Sun City West Recreation Center and therefore you must be a member of the Recreation Center in good standing. Also the club must follow Rec Center standards. The main one is there must be two people in the facility at all times. To meet this requirement we require two monitors that are in the shop for four hour shifts, two per day. These two people are call the Floor Manager who of sees that rules are complied with and Tool Crib Manager. Since ours is a volunteer club members are asked to do one of these two tasks. In return a member will get a credit to use the shop for 30 days. The other is that all new members are required to take a three day Orientation class. The first day will cover general rules and information and get your picture taken for your badge. On the second day the shop is closed for general use and the new members get hands instruction on the use of equipment to build a simple project. This will incorporate a few of the most popular machines. The last day is dedicated to familiarizing newcomers to the ins and outs of using the tool crib, lumber room, library and computer system. You will also get your key card badge which will let you access the shop.