10228 Fischer Pl. NE Seattle, WA 98125 neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com (206) 524-6062

Meeting to plan the Tool Library move

Dear Tool Library Members.
On January 25th,  from 6:30pm-8:30pm we will be having a meeting for any of you who would like to be involved in helping the library find it’s next home. We currently have a full year left in the Dairy, but need to get started on a search for our next home.  The meeting will be at the North Seattle Friends Church Fellowship Hall, on the church campus which housed our first location.  Enter into the parking lot off of 25th Ave NE. just south of NE 80th St. and the hall is right there.

We are looking at the pros and cons of buying an existing building, continuing to rent in a new location, or buying property and building a new space for the library. We will be exploring these options in small groups and tackling questions about feasibility, resources needed and the challenges associated with each possibility. 
Please join us if you would like to be a part of the discussion and have time and energy to bring to our search.

Hope to see you on the 25th! Get back to us with any questions by sending us an email at neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com

NE Seattle Tool Library Steering Committee

2020 Hands on! Skills Fair

Need an idea for what kind of skills might be viable for this event?

Well, here are some classes taught in the past :
Unusual Fruit Trees You can Grow |Houseplant Propagation | Wormbin Build | Basic Mason Bees | Growing Microgreens | Emergency ‘Stop The Bleed’ | Sashiko Denim Repair (Boro) | Book Binding | Basketweaving | Simple Bike Repair | Making Elderberry Syrup | Clothing Exchange | Tool Sharpening | Edible Weed Walk | Succulent Propagation | Copper Pipe Soldering | Composting Systems | Beginning Knitting | Beer Brewing | Building Productive Garden Soil | Hands-On Wiring Basics | Dry Wall Repair | Seed Library – Swap | Make Kombucha | Soap making | Planning your garden | Basic Carpentry | Mushroom Cultivation | How to Build a Simple Cloche | Making Bitters and Shrubs | Electric Bike Forum | Train the Brain | Creating a Natural Personal Products | First time Backyard Chickens | Home Coffee Roasting Made Easy | Sourdough bread making | PLUS MUCH MORE…

Branches still around?

ugly blade

If you’ve got some branches hanging out from that storm this winter – that still need to be chopped – or you can’t make it to our next chainsaw class, maybe you should check out these effective pruning blades we have available for a reciprocating saw! Depending on the size of your work, this combination may actually be a better option than a chainsaw for clearing out those limbs.

They are 9″ long and can be used on branches that are 4″ in diameter. They fit into most reciprocating saws aka ‘sawzalls’ (and we recommend using a corded, though the cordless are handy.)

recipsaw

 

Here is a video showing more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTAYecWRb4A

Next Chainsaw Safety Classes

Simply stop into the library at around 10am or 1pm, each first Saturday of the month, and we will get you trained up on the use of our electric chainsaws. This participatory class runs 30-45 minutes and is required to check out this item from the library.

We are having our next monthly Chainsaw Safety Classes!

chainsaw safety

When : Saturday Sept 7 , 10 am-10:45 am, and 1 pm-1:45 pm
Where: NE Seattle Tool Library (10228 Fischer PL NE)
How Much: we ask for a $10 donation and that participants be members of the TL

The Chainsaw Safety Class is required to borrow a chainsaw from the tool library. To inquire further call (206) 524-6062, during our open hours, or email neseattletoollibrary@gmail.com