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Tools 101: How to Make a Planter Box – March 8 2014

 

In this introductory workshop, participants will become familiar with some of the most common and widely applicable tools in the VTL inventory in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will learn proper tool handling, application, and safety.  Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have the confidence to name and use basic tools necessary for everyday projects AND walk away with a planter box they built themselves!

Facilitator: Tobias Atkinsonplanter

When: Saturday, March 8, 1pm-4pm

Where: Vancouver Hack Space, 270 1st Ave E

Cost: VTL & VHS Members: $20 | Non-Members: $27

What to Bring: All tools and materials will be provided. Part of the workshop may take place outside so wear comfortable clothing that is weather appropriate. No dangling drawstrings or jewellery, please.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the VTL to register. Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Refunds are available up to 24 hours before the workshop begins. VTL members must present their member cards on the day of the workshop to be eligible for the member rate.


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VTL gift certificates: give the gift of 1200+ tools!

VTL Gift CertificateThis year, give your friends and family the gift of an entire tool shed at their disposal: a membership to the Vancouver Tool Library! A VTL membership and annual fee will allow your loved one to access the more than 1200 tools in our inventory. So put down that sweater, turn away from the mall, and buy a membership right here and now.

If you order by December 20th, we will print off the membership for pick up during the shop’s opening hours on Saturday December 21st. Or – if you want to print off the membership at home, order right up until Santa slides down the chimney.

Use the button below if the recipient is not yet a member. You can give them the co-op share alone, or the co-op membership share and one year’s maintenance fees at our standard or student/low-income rate.


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Use the button below if the recipient is already a member of the VTL. You can give them one year’s maintenance fees at either our standard or student/low-income rate which will come into effect when their current maintenance fees expire.


Annual Maintenance Fees For Existing Members



Please note that while a $20 co-op membership gives a member discounts on our workshop series and the ability to participate in governance of the VTL, an annual maintenance fee is required for a member to borrow tools.

November 17th – Tune Your Skis and Snowboard!

Hit the slopes knowing that your gear is in great shape after our Snowboard & Ski Tune-Up Workshop. You’ll be making sharper turns and slaloms for the upcoming season!

After this workshop, participants will leave with the confidence to use our waxing and tuning tool set at their own home. The workshop will focus mainly on downhill skis and snowboards; most of the information being taught will be transferable to cross-country skis. Facilitator Sean Hillis will go through basic waxing and edge tuning/maintenance techniques, then your new skills will be put to work through lots of practice!

Facilitator: Sean Hillis

When: Sunday, November 17th, 1pm-3pm

Where: The Vancouver Tool Library, 3448 Commercial Street

Cost: $15 for VTL Members | $20 for Non-Members

What to Bring: You are welcome to bring your skis or snowboard. All other materials will be provided. The workshop will take place outside so wear comfortable, tighter-fitting clothing that is weather appropriate.

Questions? Email manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required! Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the shop to register. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the workshop begins.

Workshop Registrants: Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Note that VTL Members will be required to present their member cards at the workshop.

 

 

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Nov 2 + Dec 1 – Intro to Design I + II

Have you ever completed a project only to realize that the finished product looked nothing like you had envisioned it would? Do you have a mind full of design ideas, but no clue how to make them a reality? Have you been known to sit with an IKEA catalogue in quiet contemplation?  If any of these are true, our two-part Introduction to Design workshop series is for you! Participants are invited to bring their ideas for a small personal project – a piece of furniture, for example – and will plan their projects from start to finish with the guidance of DIY enthusiast and architectural graduate Laura McMurran. Participants are welcome to register for either one or both workshops, although attending both workshops is recommended to see your project from start to finish.


Introduction to Design I: Design Basics and Starting Your Project

In the first workshop of this two-part series, participants will learn the principles of design and how to apply them to their own personal project. Using drawing exercises and simple design tools, Laura will make the process of project design fun and accessible for those with little or no design experience. Using the inspiration images brought in, Laura will teach participants how to analyze and reverse engineer the designs in order to apply the techniques to your own design. Participants will leave with the tools to get you started on your design and complete plans for their own project.

Following Intro to Design I, Laura will hold a Design Drop-In at the VTL. Participants are invited to come by to have their designs reviewed, to have any questions answered and to receive feedback with Laura free-of-charge, on a first-come, first-served basis on November 9th from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Facilitator: Laura McMurran

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 1:00-3:00pm

Where: Community Room, Vancouver Public Library-Kensington Branch (1428 Cedar Cottage Mews)

Cost: VTL Members: $30 for Design I Only | $50 for both Design I & Design II

Non-Members: $40 for Design I Only | $65 for both Design I & Design II

What to Bring: Pen, pencil with eraser, ruler, one to three ideas of items you would like to design (chair, table, etc), and images from magazines, Pinterest, etc of designs and styles you like (on your phone is fine). All other materials will be provided.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Participants may register for one or both workshops. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the shop to register. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the workshop begins. VTL members must present their member cards on the day of the workshop to be eligible for the member rate.

Workshop Registrants: Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Note that VTL Members will be required to present their member cards at the workshop.

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Introduction to Design II: Designing Your Project; Materials and Connections

In the second workshop of our two-part Design series, DIY enthusiast and architectural graduate, Laura McMurran, will introduce students to the many available choices of connections, joints, fastening and attaching techniques, basic structural needs, building materials, finishes, qualities and their associated general costs. Participants from Design I will acquire the information and knowledge required to complete their design and can then move on to the construction stage of their project.

Following Intro to Design I, Laura will hold a Design Drop-In at the VTL. Participants are invited to come by to have their designs reviewed, to have any questions answered and to receive feedback with Laura free-of-charge, on a first-come, first-served basis on November 9th from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Facilitator: Laura McMurran

When: Sunday, December 1st, 1:00-3:00pm

Where: Community Room, Vancouver Public Library-Kensington Branch (1428 Cedar Cottage Mews)

Cost: VTL Members: $30 for Design II Only | $50 for both Design I and Design II

Non-Members: $40 for Design II Only | $65 for both Design I and Design II

What to Bring: Pen, pencil with eraser, ruler, your design plan (if you attended Design I), and images from magazines, Pinterest, etc of designs and styles you like (on your phone is fine). All other materials will be provided.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Participants may register for one or both workshops. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the shop to register. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the workshop begins. VTL members must present their member cards on the day of the workshop to be eligible for the member rate.

Workshop Registrants: Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Note that VTL Members will be required to present their member cards at the workshop.

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October 19 – Intro to Tools

Our Introduction to Tools workshop is back!  Participants will become familiar with some of the most common and widely applicable tools in the VTL inventory in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will learn proper tool use, application, and safety, leave with the confidence to name and use basic tools necessary for everyday projects AND an item they’ve built themselves!

We will be running two instalments of Intro to Tools in October: Intro to Tools (available to all folks aged 18+), and a trial run of Intro to Tools for Women (a trans-inclusive workshop available to all women aged 18+).

Introduction to Tools

Facilitator: Andrew Janzen

When: Saturday, October 19th, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where: The Vancouver Tool Library, 3448 Commercial Street

Cost: $15 for VTL Members | $20 for Non-Members

What to Bring: All materials will be provided. Part of the workshop will take place outside so wear comfortable, tighter-fitting clothing that is weather appropriate. Avoid dangly accessories for safety reasons.

Questions? E-mail: manager [at] vancouvertoollibrary [dot] com

Advance registration is required. Please pre-pay and sign up through the PayPal button below or come into the shop to register. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the workshop begins. VTL members must present their member cards on the day of the workshop to be eligible for the member rate.

Workshop Registrants: Please include your email address in the PayPal form! This is how we’ll contact you with any workshop updates and to confirm your registration. Note that VTL Members will be required to present their member cards at the workshop.

We’re sorry, this workshop is FULL!  Stay tuned for future dates!