If you've never been inside the Woodshop,

here's what the excitement is all about and what you're missing.

General Info

  • Hours:

    • Normal (Winter Seasons) - Woodshop is open for use (as long as a 'monitor' is available) Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am to noon AND 1 to 4 pm.

    • In fairness to the Monitors, if there is little activity, they may close early, so if you wait until 5 minutes before closing time you may be disappointed. If you have a crisis need, you can contact any Monitor to find a time other than the above. Enjoy the summer.

  • Meets:  Business meetings are held 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month @ 1 pm at the Wood Shop during Winter Seasons.

  • Details:

    • No fee (most HOAs, RV resorts charge a fee).

    • Shop is open to members year around.

    • Shop is a 40' by 60' building.

    • Woodworking building holds the latest and some of the best woodworking tools around. The lathes are used often.

    • Members can work with power equipment after attending a Safety and Information class.

    • Every 1st Wed of the month is shop cleanup @ 8 am.

  • The Woodworkers sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner every winter for the residents.

    • All proceeds are utilized for equipment, supplies etc in the Woodshop.

  • Contact: Jerry Wetherbee (President) with questions.​



The Woodworkers Club Board has determined

the following Covid-19 restrictions needed to be implemented.

Sent via SEPO E-Mail on 2021-08-14: Changes in your access to the Sunshine Woodshop - 

Because of the changes being brought about by the Delta variant of the Covid virus, the Woodworker's club is implementing some changes in access to the woodshop.

Starting Monday 8/15/21, you will be asked to show the on-duty Monitor either a copy of your Vaccination Record Card or a copy of a recent Negative Covid test. Should you need one, tests are available free from both Walgreens and CVS.

We are truly sorry for this change but then, we are even more sorry that the Delta variant is creating such rapid increases in infections in society. The number of positive tests in Harlingen has increased 19 fold in the last 2 months - going from just 2 new infections per day to 38 new infections per day since mid June. The Woodworkers club will review this change on a monthly basis as needed.

Let's all try to stay safe.     Pat Harvey


Woodshop News

Current Year


Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021
Subject: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Oct 21st 6pm


Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Oct 21st 6 pm in the wood shop.

This class is a requirement for using the wood shop.

A one time attendance is required.

The shop will be closed during the class.

Everyone attending this event “in person”, by their presence, acknowledges potential exposure to Covid-19. Each person is responsible for his/her own choice as it relates to attending events.

Call John Chajec 708-280-8940  with any questions.


Woodshop Pictures


Woodshop’s SAWSTOP Table Saws

Sent 2020-03-10: Wood Shop: SAWSTOP Pics & Info

In order to promote our Community Amenities on the Web site, I had asked Suzie Sawyer if she had any pictures of the SAWSOP Table Saws that were puchased for the Wood Shop this season. Sure enough, in these pictures you can see our own Vic Hillman hard at work. The woodworkers can work much more safely now. Suzie told me they shut down in a nano-second when flesh contacts the blade! We have 2 of them.

Beth Parrish   SEPO Web site Admin

(FROM Newsletter: 03-2020) Woodworkers' Club Report - 

The Woodshop now has two SAWSTOPs (see pictures below) up and functioning; and both saws are paid for!! Our thanks to the SEPO residents/Woodshop Members who supported the fundraising effort to pay for the second saw after the Woodworker’s treasury paid for the first saw.


Our thanks to Pat Harvey for leading the SAWSTOP effort and his committee members who put in hundreds of hours transitioning from the older table saws to the SAWSTOPs.


Jack Berning, Richard McCorkle, Kelly Kennedy, Steve Valmossoi, Vic Hillman, and Vern Luellen are thanked for helping with the installation of the new saws. Members are finding the new saws easy to use and, of course, safer. Feel free to visit the Woodshop because we’d like to show off the new equipment.


Suzie Sawyer, President