April at the Tool Library: Tool sale & more!

2016 has already been a busy year for the Tool Library! We have made 1,788 tool loans, we have welcomed 57 brand new members, and we have hosted tool demonstrations and 1 workshop!

We are excited for the momentum, and we hope you will join us at the Tool Library in the coming month:
  • Tool sale (!!):
    Saturday, April 2, 9am – noon
    We will be selling ladders, circular saws, chop saws, tool box, saw horses, and more! The early bird gets the power tool.
  • Raised bed workshop (!!):
    Saturday, April 2, 10am
    After shopping for tools, join Rania Campbell-Cobb, a Tool Library board member and co-founder of Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm, to learn how to build a raised garden bed.
    This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
    more workshops to come!
  • Circular saw demo (rescheduled): 
    April 11, 7pm – 8pm
    The hand-held circular saw is a conventional saw for cutting wood, but it may also be used for metal, masonry, plastic, etc. Great for cross-cutting lumber and for ripping plywood. We will demonstrate how to use it safely + some tips for getting straight cuts, and introduce the worm-drive saw.  
  • Extension ladder demo: 
    April 18, 7pm – 8pm
    This demo will take you through the basics of safety and use, including: the rope for raising and lowering, rung-locks, proper angle, and a secure base. The best part? This demo will teach you how to tie ladders securely for transport.
  • Ideas for classes?
    So far, we’ve heard that you’re interested in concrete pouring, router demo, and a tile workshop. Have another idea for workshops in May and later months? Know a qualified teacher, or are you one yourself?
    Email us at info@westphillytools.org! 

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Philadelphia, PA 19143

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The West Philly Tool Library loans tools to community members so they can perform simple home maintenance, tend their yards and gardens, build furniture, start projects, and learn new skills in a safe and affordable manner.