How to form a shop co-op and teaching center?
May 18, 2007 7:17 AM Subscribe
How can I pull this off? I would like to start a communal shop for metal-working, wood working, electronics, etc that also helps kids?
posted by drezdn to grab bag (28 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
In addition to being a place where adults could use equipment that would otherwise be outside of their price range, the club would be a non-profit that teaches kids how to use the equipment and gives them the chance to learn a skill or trade.
There are a few hitches though. I personally don't have much money so I couldn't just get the ball rolling myself. I also think I would be the wrong person to spearhead it, as I'm not outgoing and don't thrive in a leadership position.
I've heard of bike shops that do something similar to what I wish to do, but I wonder if anyone knows of places that have done this for more shop class style places.
What should I do to make this a reality? Where should I start?