SDFWA Member Shop

Shop hours will change as member needs vary.  Start-up hours are:
Closed 11-7 5-9 11-7 8-12 Closed 9-5

Current Shop Calendar  (Shop Slots are open hours)


Take a look around inside the Member Shop - Photosphere


Our long time dream has become a reality!  Our Member Shop is here!


Our 3,000 sq ft facility at 5360 Eastgate Mall includes a huge power tool selection, a state of the art classroom, reception area/lounge and Library.  Near I-805 and Miramar Road, it’s just minutes from wherever you are in the San Diego area.


The Tool Room includes virtually any power woodworking tool you could possibly need.  A large CNC Router, professional level Powermatic Lathe, SawStop Table Saw, jointers, planers, thickness sanders, shaper, drill press, band saws (including resaw), scroll saws, spindle sander and a mortiser are just a few examples of what you will find.


The Classroom will double as a handtool workroom and offer a number of opportunities to any type of  woodworker.  John Rieger, our Educational Director is developing a wide range of classes for all levels of woodworking including both “skills based” and “project based” offerings.  A “Beginning Woodworking” series has already been scheduled and is expected to fill up quickly.  Another series, “Sketch-Up” will be taught by Jerry Beaudry.  Special Interest Groups are forming.  Chuck Meacham’s Carving Group is already up and running and Jim Strawn will lead a new Toy Group beginning soon.


If you have not yet become a Shop Member, I hope you’ll do so soon!  You’re already missing out.  If you are a Shop Member, the next step is to complete the Safety Certification process.  It’s a three step process including a self assessment, a Safety Orientation Class and a Hands On Safety Test (HOST).  This will ensure you know how to use all tools in a safe manner.  Click on the Training tab under Member Shop for more details and to schedule your training steps.


A critical part of the Shop’s operation will be our Team of volunteer Shift Managers.  The Shift Supervisor will be the individual responsible for overseeing the actual operation of the Shop.  Duties will include opening/closing the Shop, checking in Members, ensuring all Safety guidelines are being followed and assisting Members in finding and using the tools they need. We still need a number of Shift Supervisors.  If you have an interest in volunteering for at least one or two shifts per month (or more), please contact our Shop Director, Pete Sterling -


Please come join us in this exciting new adventure.  And if you have any questions at all, just let us know. 


We look forward to seeing you in the Shop!


Gary Anderson

Member Shop Chairman



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Shop Phone - 858-230-7593