The Hobby Shop, located in Building 272 (directly behind the Library) and available by appointment only, is a newly improved workspace for authorized patrons to pursue their interests. The facility contains indoor and covered outdoor auto lifts (must be operated by MWR employees), a wide variety of tools, a wood shop with 15 primary stations and an assortment of hand tools (MWR training course required), three pottery tables and a kiln. The facility also has a welding shop, which is limited to authorized patrons ages 18+ who provide the manager with welding certification or proof of job-related technical training (please call manager at 601-679-3437 or email david.j.brown3@navy.mil with any questions).

All work at the Hobby Shop must be paid for in advance at the Community Recreation Complex. Cost is $5/hr for Active Duty/Dependents, $7/hr for all other authorized patrons and $2/hr for each minor dependent accompanying a parent (minimum age is 13, except for welding, which is 18+). 72 hours' notice is required for Monday-Friday (1600-1900), and one week's notice is required for Saturday (1000-1500). For booking, call (601) 679-3437.