On Saturday, August 23 from 10 AM to 4 PM, everyone is invited to join in with Sustainable NE Seattle at a “barn raising” event at Patrick Linder’s house. This is an opportunity to contribute your labor in exchange for learning the the basics of building a simple wood-frame structure. Site preparation, leveling, the use of pier stones, assembling and plumbing walls, applying wood siding, building and mounting rafters, and basic roofing will be explained and worked on. Please bring gloves and eye protection, if possible. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
Meet the friendly smiling folks at the NE Seattle Tool Library.
Do you understand electricity? Do you know how to sharpen garden tools? Do you believe that your sewing machine can be brought back to life? These and many other practical questions will be answered at the June 2014 series of classes at the NE Seattle Tool Library, 2415 NE 80th Street. To register, stop by the Tool Library during open hours, including Tuesday, June 3 for Fixers Collective from 6 to 9 PM; Thursday open hours at the Tool Library 6 to 9 PM; Saturday 9 to 3 and Sunday 2 to 5.
Understanding Electricity – June 7th (3pm-5pm) Instructor Jim, cost $10.00 limit 6 participants.
Chainsaw Sharpening, Safety, and Use – June 8th (12pm-2pm) Instructor Wes, cost $10.00 limit 8 participants.
Sewing Machine Resurrection – June 22nd (12pm-2pm) … or should I keep the sewing machine which I was given, found or bought used. In depth conversation about bringing that machine back to life. If you have a machine that you have questions about, feel free to bring it along. Hands on help will also be available. Instructor Tomi, cost $10.00 limit 8 participants.
Garden Tool Sharpening – June 29th (12-2pm) Instructor Joel, cost $10.00 limit 8 participants.
The NE Seattle Tool Library will hold a garage sale on Saturday, May 31st, from 9 to 3. The Tool Library will sell surplus tools, and some free items will be available, including building supplies.
If you have items you would like to sell, for a $25 donation to the Tool Library you can set up your own table in the parking lot on Saturday. The Tool Library is located at 2415 NE 80th Street, just west of the traffic light on 25th Ave NE at NE 80th Street.
Have you got a basement full of usable building materials left from that last remodel? Usable fabric, windows, stone or paint? Bring them to the NE Seattle Tool Library to swap or make new items on Saturday, May 10, from 9 to 4. The Tool Library is at 2415 NE 80th Street, phone 524-6062.
Volunteers will be on hand to help kids and adults construct new items out of usable materials. Tools are available to cut and drill and sew. All creative minds and able hands are welcome to come and help out!
It’s Fixer’s Night on Tuesday evening, April 1st at the NE Seattle Tool Library. The Fixer’s Collective meets the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 9 PM at the Tool Library workshop, 2415 NE 80th Street. Bring in a household item and the fixing geniuses will help you fix it. Anyone who has expertise in the repair of household items is invited to join in the fun. Or if nothing around your house is broken but you are itching to fix something, you can help repair and maintain the Tool Library’s inventory.
Maker’s Night is the third Tuesday of every month (April 15) from 6 to 8 PM at the Tool Library workshop. If you are making a project, want to show it off, ask questions, or lend advice, join the fun!
Projects may include any of the following: woodworking, electronics, sewing, new inventions, science fair projects, metalworking, computers or programming, repurposing, arts and crafts, hacks, carving, model railroads, bike building, and any other hobby.
Bring in your project, your idea, your experience, or just yourself !
All are welcome!