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01-26-2022 02:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: maker space usa-pa-cranberry usa-pa-pittsburgh library

Any knowledgeable woodworkers in or around Cranberry, PA?

A friend of mine who has been using the sewing equipment at the brand new Maker Space in the Cranberry Public Library tells me that they also have a woodworking area, but nobody who works in the Library knows what to do with any of it and they are looking for somebody to come in and help out.

I live down in Pittsburgh, so Cranberry is a bit of a hike. If somebody else is closer and interested, please let me know.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans


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#1 posted 01-26-2022 03:46 PM

Huh. I’m in Pine Township, just south. I have a Mars post office, but actually live in Allegheny County. I could go in and look I suppose.

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#2 posted 01-27-2022 10:58 AM

I’m from DuBois, so it’s a bit far! I would suggest reaching out to the Rockler store as they have a woodworking group that may have someone local, that could help.

When the store was located near Ross Park Mall, I visited the store quite often. The manager and workers were woodworkers and a great group. Ihave not visited since the store relocated.

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#3 posted 01-27-2022 02:20 PM

I’m from DuBois

For those following this topic from outside the Western Pennsylvania region (PS: Why?), locals actually pronounce this like “doo-boys”. :)

Anyway, the new Rockler location in Robinson is about twice the size, so they can show off more gear and they have an enclosed workshop area for demos and classes. It is definitely a lot less cramped, but you can’t listen to every conversation in the store any more, which was always part of the fun. I don’t recognize any of the staff, but there was always turnover at the old store so I don’t know if this change is due to relocation or just time passing.

Five or six years ago, I met the manager of the Ross Park location at TechShop when it was still open in Bakery Square. I wish Rockler had moved into that space when TechShop closed. I’m living about a mile from there now. Kind of shame that TechShop turned out to be an investment scam.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#4 posted 01-27-2022 03:35 PM

From DuBois, Robinson is a PIA to get to! Our paths probably crossed at the old location, as I was a frequent visitor there, between my wife and three daughters shopping at the mall and having Penguin tickets, I was always in town!

I’m only a mediocre Rockler fan, but the guys at the store were top notch. One invited me to join their woodworking group, but I declined because of the distance.

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#5 posted 01-27-2022 05:00 PM

Best place to look is if there is a woodworking club in the area. I gave woodworking presentations a my local woodworking store about 6 times a year. They had a presentation every Saturday. Maybe put something on Facebook or the newspaper to see if you get a response.

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#6 posted 01-27-2022 07:12 PM

I live and work in Cranberry Twp. I would be happy to help.

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#7 posted 01-27-2022 07:28 PM

From DuBois, Robinson is a PIA to get to! Our paths probably crossed at the old location, as I was a frequent visitor there, between my wife and three daughters shopping at the mall and having Penguin tickets, I was always in town!
I’m only a mediocre Rockler fan, but the guys at the store were top notch. One invited me to join their woodworking group, but I declined because of the distance.

I won’t ask if you’ve made the journey out to the “new” Woodcraft location in Canonsburg. They used to be in Robinson, way back when, but couldn’t make the rent.

I never have been to Rockler very often. I maybe make it there two or three times a year. Never got asked to be in their club or anything. :)

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#8 posted 01-27-2022 10:52 PM



From DuBois, Robinson is a PIA to get to! Our paths probably crossed at the old location, as I was a frequent visitor there, between my wife and three daughters shopping at the mall and having Penguin tickets, I was always in town!
I m only a mediocre Rockler fan, but the guys at the store were top notch. One invited me to join their woodworking group, but I declined because of the distance.

I won t ask if you ve made the journey out to the “new” Woodcraft location in Canonsburg. They used to be in Robinson, way back when, but couldn t make the rent.

I never have been to Rockler very often. I maybe make it there two or three times a year. Never got asked to be in their club or anything. :)

- Eeyore

Actually i have been the new Woodcraft several times-nice shop, but horrible location and very poor signage. If I didn’t have a top notch GPS, I would not have found. Leaving to get back on the highway is bad, also.

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