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Forum topic by Duffman posted 10-20-2019 04:27 PM 179 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Duffman

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10-20-2019 04:27 PM

Hey everybody,
I’m on vacation this week and I love going to a good tool store. Is there one in or near the Poconos?

-- I'm not addicted to buying tools or wood... I can stop any time I want!


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CaptainKlutz

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#1 posted 10-21-2019 09:05 PM

Let me share a little trick I learned long ago: Ask Google Maps!

Go Here: https://www.google.com/maps
Type in name of city, state, and/or country you want to search near
‘Pocono PA’
It will center map on that location.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pocono+PA/@41.1011459,-75.9916868,9z/

Now type in
‘woodworking stores near XXXX’
where XXXX is city-state-country you typed in above.
This is result:
https://www.google.com/maps/search/woodwoking+store+near+Pocono+PA/@41.0984305,-75.9916919,9z/

Keep search terms short and simple.
When I am traveling and want to find wood working related places I use these:
‘Sawyer near XXXX’
‘Sawmill near XXXX’ (This can be PIA if near Sawmill road/creek, and it’s common business name)
‘Hardwood lumber near XXXX’
‘Woodworking Store near XXXX’
‘Hardware store near XXXX’
‘Tool Store near XXXX’ (Usually same list as hardware store)
‘Antique store near XXXX’

This works anywhere Google has decent map data. Have used this method of finding local places of interest all over the world. Typically need to use the proper translated words when I search overseas maps; But it has never let me down. Will even find ‘McDonald’s’ nearby, when you get tired of local cuisine tramping around Asia.

YMMV
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Give a man a fish, he eats one time.
Teach a man to fish, and he eats fish when ever he gets off his arse and goes fishing.
:-)

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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JohnDi

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#2 posted 10-21-2019 09:41 PM

There’s an antique store in Weissport near Jim Thorpe that is hit or miss for antique tools.
There is a woodcraft in Allentown about 10 minutes from the PA turnpike.
Only ones I know of.

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