Will The Woodworking Club Make Or Repair Something For Residents, Clubs, HOA Functions?
We are regularly asked by SCOV residents, clubs and HOA functions if someone in the club can make or repair an item for them. Here's the answer:
Normally, club members work only on their own projects, and most are unable or reluctant to take on other projects. The best way to learn if someone may volunteer to take on a project is to come to the Woodshop in the Artisan Center and leave a note on the bulletin board by the front door with the name, email address and phone number of the requester along with a brief description of the work. If a member is looking for something to do, the member can respond to the posting. Also, talk with the monitor on duty in the shop about the project. That could lead to some ideas about how to get the work done and who to contact.
As far as repairs are concerned, the same answer applies, but if the item can be brought to the shop, there is a good chance the repair can be done by the monitor or another person in the shop when it is brought in, especially if the repair is fairly simple and straightforward.
Keep in mind that the club or its members are under no obligation to perform work for others. It is always up to individual member/s to voluntarily take on projects other than his or her own. Also, members may not accept payment for work they do in the shop for others, but a donation to the club is welcome, appropriate and appreciated. The amount of the donation is totally up to the person, club, etc., who benefits from the work, but the value of the work performed should be considered. Donations are deposited in the club's treasury which is used to pay for equipment upkeep and consumable shop supplies.
The person or function requesting the project or repair is responsible for the costs of materials.