Upcoming Workshop: Storage Crate

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Sunday, April 30th
10am-1pm OR 2pm-5pm
at The Wood Shop, 251 Southern St
$25 for VTL Members, $30 for non-members

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For this edition of Intro to Tools, we’ll be building storage crates! Learn how to use a mitre saw, drill press, jig saw and other basic tools. As per usual, this workshop is intended for woodworking beginners and will focus on safety around power tools. We will assume you have never touch any of the tools before. We’re doing 2 workshops on the same day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Space is limited and our workshops sell out quickly! One storage crate/participant! Please note that storage crates will be similar to the pictured crate, but not identical.

$25 for members, $30 for non-members

Must be at least 18 years old to attend.

***Refunds will only be available before 48 hours before the workshop begins. After that, you are welcome to transfer your ticket to someone else. Make sure you call us and let us know! ***

Thanks Vancouver Hack Space!

Many thanks to our good friends The Vancouver Hack Space for opening their workspace up to us so we don’t have to build in the rain today. Resource-sharing! Thanks friends!


VTL needs workshop facilitators!

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VTL needs workshop facilitators

The Vancouver Tool Library is looking for workshop facilitators; people who can help empower their community with tools and skills.14918843_1450051988343857_8653994644159361641_o

We’re looking for anyone with skills in woodworking, home reno, gardening, plumbing, automotive, bike repair, textiles, etc. Experience teaching small groups of people is definitely an asset.

Have an idea for a workshop? We’ll work with you to develop the content and logistics around the workshop, and set the class size to a comfortable limit. Examples of past VTL workshops include blade sharpening, bike repair, sewing classes, introduction to woodworking, wood turning, and basic automotive.

A small honorarium is offered to our facilitators. If you’re interested, or know someone who is interested in facilitating a VTL workshop, please email

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VTL Gift Cards Available!

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