Chainsaw Fundamentals Class June 2



The Vashon Makerspace will present a chainsaw fundamentals class on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2 to 4 PM in the Gallery at the O Space, 18870 103rd Ave SW.  The class is a broad introduction to chainsaw use.  It covers the care and maintenance of the chainsaw, basic chainsaw safety, techniques of use, and tips on how to handle a variety of situations that islanders may encounter after a storm or windfall.  This is a classroom demonstration event, there will be no field work or hands-on chainsaw work.  We will also cover some of the additional emergency equipment that is available through the Vashon Tool Library. 

Cost for the class is $25. To purchase tickets for the class, go to the website vashonmakerspace.org and click on Events and Classes. 



Chainsaw Fundamentals Class May 9

The Vashon Makerspace will present a chainsaw fundamentals class on Thursday, May 9th, from 6 to 8 PM in the Gallery at the O Space, 18870 103rd Ave SW.  The class is a broad introduction to chainsaw use.  It covers the care and maintenance of the chainsaw, basic chainsaw safety, techniques of use, and tips on how to handle a variety of situations that islanders may encounter after a storm or windfall.  This is a classroom demonstration event, there will be no field work or hands-on chainsaw work.  We will also cover some of the additional emergency equipment that is available through the Vashon Tool Library. 

Cost for the class is $25, with discounted tickets available for members of NEROs (Neighborhood Emergency Response Organizations).  To purchase tickets for the class, go to the website vashonmakerspace.org and click on Events and Classes.  Additional classes will be scheduled soon, so if the class is full, send email to info@vashonmakerspace.org to be added to the waiting list.  

Holiday closures on Dec 26, Jan 2

The Vashon Tool Library will be closed on Wednesday, Dec 26th, and Wednesday, January 2, to give our volunteers a holiday break. It will be open on the weekends before and after those dates.

TECH & TOOL ZOO

Saturday, November 3, 12-3pm
Vashon Library

All ages welcome. In partnership with Vashon MakerSpace. Come to the Vashon Library for a Tech & Tool Zoo with knowledgeable people, new tech, the arts and crafts represented. See something you want in the future Vashon MakerSpace? Are we missing something you would like to see in the MakerSpace? Want to get involved?

Share your thoughts and meet the current members.
Vashon Library • 17210 Vashon Highway SW • Vashon Island, WA 98070 • 206.463.2069

Come Join the Tool Library Drill Team at the Strawberry Festival Parade

Calling all Makerspace and Tool Library members and supporters

Join the Makerspace/Tool Library Drill Team and help make this year’s Strawberry Festival Parade entry our best one yet. We get a little bigger and a little better every year. What a great way to show your support and promote the library and makerspace. It’s loose. It’s casual. it’s FUN!

We meet this Saturday in the staging area on the highway south of town at 10:15 AM, do a little “organizing” (I use the term loosely), Parade starts at 11 and winds up by noon.We walk about 1.5 miles, periodically performing our “routine”.

If you have a rechargeable drill bring it along, if not we have some from the library. We need banner carriers as well.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and any tool / handyperson / tradesperson attire you wish. We will have some safety vests and hardhats to round out our “uniform”

I will email final directions Thursday evening after I get our entry number from the parade organizers.  Please reply with a phone number so we can communicate as needed on Saturday morning.

See you Saturday
Kevin

Please RSVP to
Kevin Grayum
KevinGrayum@gmail.com

425-248-0320

First Intro to Woodworking Class proves very popular

Our first woodworking classes in the Vashon High School woodshop were very well attended.  In fact, so many wanted to attend that we had to add a second session on Thursdays.  And there have been requests for additional classes in the same facility over the summer.  Here are some photos from the Thursday class on the last day.  Keep an eye open for the new classes we’ll be setting up in the near future.

Next Spring Fixit Cafe at the Eagles May 12

The next fixit cafe has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 10 to 2 at the Eagles’ building at 18134 Vashon Highway SW.  This event is co-sponsored by the Vashon Makerspace/Tool Library, Zero Waste Vashon, the King County Library system and the Eagles.  Admission is free.

Previous Fixit Cafe

Bring your broken household items to be repaired.  There will be experienced repair people available to help you.  Go to vashonfixit.com to sign up to participate, either as a fixer or to get things repaired.  Basic information about the procedures and the kinds of items that are acceptable are on the website and on the Fixit Cafe Poster 

 

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Yard Art by Steve Wootton Using the tool library

Some yard art I created at the beginning of the summer. I used a draw knife from the library to clean the uprights (which were obtained from the Vashon Forest Stewards) and a large diameter skill saw – also from the library – to cut the poles to length. You might be interested to know that the ‘bell’ is the original crash guard for the gas pumps that used to be at the Dockton Store.

Tool Library Drill Team at Strawberry Festival 2017