🛠 DO YOU WANT A TOOL LIBRARY IN YOUR COMMUNITY?🛠 BIG NEWS – We’re expanding our service across Glasgow into two (or more) communities through an exciting new drop off and collection service We’re looking for community groups or organisaiton in the east and west that can help us deliver this new ‘hub and spoke service’ by acting as anchor or ‘spoke’ locations Please share to get the message out there. If you’re interested in collaborating, head to our website’s info section or follow the Linktree to find out more information. #toollibrary #tools #borrowdontbuy #shareandrepair #powertools #handtools #diy #homemaintenance #craft #woodwork #hobby #sustainableliving #socialenterprise #circulareconomy #grassroots #community #glasgowtoollibrary #sustainability #sharing #library #reuse #recycle #upcycle #repair #Scotland #Glasgow #volunteers ️We had a great time on Saturday hanging out with @repairglasgow at @civichouse_ and @civicstreet_ We were working together to repair tools that needed some TLC and teach maintenance skills to some of our volunteers Together we’re trying to build a culture of sharing and repairing in Glasgow 🛠️#toollibrary #tools #borrowdontbuy #shareandrepair #powertools #handtools #diy #homemaintenance #craft #woodwork #hobby #sustainableliving #socialenterprise #circulareconomy #grassroots #community #glasgowtoollibrary #sustainability #sharing #library #reuse #recycle #upcycle #repair #Scotland #Glasgow #volunteers CLOSES TOMORROW Get your applications in by 5pm 12th May to apply for our role of Community Engagement Worker. Please share with any recent graduates who might be interested. For more information on how to apply, go to our opportunities section on our website or to www.gcas.co.uk#jobopportunity #job #opportunity #graduate #toollibrary #glasgow ️TOOL 800️ No. 800 is a precision drill press that can be used for jewellery, model@making or detail woodwork #ToolTuesday #toollibrary #tools #borrowdontbuy #shareandrepair #powertools #handtools #diy #craft #woodwork #hobby #socialenterprise #circulareconomy #grassroots #community #glasgowtoollibrary #sustainability #sharing #library #reuse #recycle #repair #Scotland #Glasgow #volunteers #volunteerGlasgow #commons #local #shoplocal #zerowaste Work With Us! Community Engagement Worker 6 month opportunity for recent graduates Help us build a culture of sharing and repairing We have an exciting job opportunity for recent graduates (from any level of university education) to work with Glasgow Tool Library on a 6 month part-time paid internship. We are seeking to employ a Community Engagement Worker who is responsible for delivering a National Lottery funded events programme titled “Building a Culture of Sharing and Repairing” and connecting with community members and groups across Glasgow. You are eligible if you are: – Unemployed or employed in a non-graduate level role that does not fit into your future career plan – A recent graduate (summer 2019>) from:Dip HE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or PhD levels of study Aged 29 or under Based in Scotland -Have the right to work in the UK* for the duration of the internships you apply to For more info visit our website or follow the link in our Linktree#jobopportunity #Glasgow #toollibrary #repair #reuse #events #tools #repairandshare #graduate

Make a Plant Stand at Studio Pavillion – CANCELLED due to COVID-19

31 July 2020 1:00—18:00 House for an Art Lover

*Please note, due to the current situation this class has now been cancelled.

During ‘Make a Plant Stand’ we will be designing and making a bespoke plant stand for you to take home, based on the plant pot you bring on the day.

This workshop will teach traditional carpentry techniques as you will combine each component part and assemble them using a combination of halved joints and the use of wooden dowels. We will also explore scribing techniques as well as different types of joints.

Learning Outcomes:

Introduction to Carpentry
Understanding of tools and best practise techniques
Basic principles of design and technical drawing
Preparing cutting list
Understanding of materials
Scribing and marking wood
Joint preparation and making
Construction methods
Finishing

We will cover:

  • the use of commonly used hand tools like chisels, block planes, combination squares, sliding bevels, marking / mortise gauges
  • a variety of hand saws such as tenon, compass, panel and pull saws as well as the use of drills to create the correct holes needed for your assembly dowels.

Your Tutor:

The Glasgow Tool Library (GTL) operates like a normal library, but instead of sharing books, we share tools. We collect donations of tools from those that no longer use them, repair and care for them, and make them accessible to everyone through a pay-what-you-can membership. Our aim is to provide an inclusive resource that supports low income households to maintain and improve the spaces and places that matter to them, while also encouraging people to live more sustainably by sharing resources. Our library is located at Civic House on Civic street a short walk from the Cowcaddens subway stop.

We also hold educational workshops and events that promote the values of DIY and sustainability, each class explores a different theme related to construction from a basic to advanced level using traditional hand tools.

All materials used by GTL are recycled and collected from various arts and construction facilities within Glasgow, each material will vary in size and shape as well as different types used in construction, thus allowing the participants a chance to explore different types of wood and its uses.

Each class is taught by a carpenter focused on teaching basic carpentry techniques and hand tool use, as well as basic power tool training, we also use the time to discuss the reclaimed materials used. The facilitator will discuss their experience from previous trade work i.e. theatre, arts and construction to share information and knowledge to each group in how to better use and save reclaimed building materials and share ideas that may engage their communities into recycling and creating projects together.

Cost
£40.00

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