To All Members,
Our new cab shop will open Thursday, February 11 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The shop is located in the Harbor Park Warehouses, 921 SE 20th Street, Ft Lauderdale, 33316, Bldg A, Unit 11. This is 3 blocks South of SE 17th Street Causeway and 2 blocks East of Federal Hwy. Head East on 20th Street and continue straight as you approach the blue warehouses which are on the left. Go to the East end of the buildings, then bear left.
The cab shop is available for use by our members who have taken our cabbing class. Experienced gem cutters may be approved by Steve on an individual basis. The shop fee is $10 per night per person. A discounted coupon pack is available for 4 nights for $40. In the past, the shop was also open on Sunday mornings from 9:00 AM to 12:00. Provided there is interest by our members, the Sunday hours will continue. Please let Steve know in advance if you would like to cab on Sundays. While we have the same number of cabbing machines as before, our overall space is reduced. This means there is no lounge area except for the parking lot. (Please bring your own folding chair.) We will continue to allow members to pick machines on a first come first serve basis, but class instruction or high participation may require us to ask members to switch machines or share machines as it becomes necessary.
Cabbing classes will begin soon and are limited to 3 people per class cycle. The cost is $75.00. Students will learn safety, machine use and basic grinding and polishing techniques to finish three stones (oval, pear shape and free form). Our website will have updated information shortly. Please speak with Steve or Don if you would like to enroll in the cabbing class.
Thank you to everyone who helped in moving & setting up the equipment.