An Evening with the VTL Tool Committee

With an inventory of over 900 tools in our shop, the volunteers on our Tool Committee have their work cut out for them. When they meet every few weeks, the Committee repairs and maintains the tools to keep them in tip-top shape for our members. New tools are arriving all the time, each of which must be tested and entered into the inventory before it is loaned out. This involves naming, numbering, and describing each tool (witty descriptions are encouraged).

Freshly inventoried

It’s no small feat, and clearly a huge test of organizational skills and methods on the part of our volunteers. Luckily they’re always up to the task!

Making sense of hardware in the shop

VTL Director of Tools, Brian Beaudry, who generally leads the meetings of the Tool Committee, says that the volunteers also undertake building projects that need to be completed in the shop. Recent additions to the shop have included new shelving to accommodate the growing inventory and track lighting to brighten up the place. At the most recent meeting, a new home was created for the sanders. Making additional space for them will be helpful to members trying to locate specific items.

Steve and Bruce add new shelving

Stop in and see what the Tool Committee has been up to! If you wish to become a volunteer, please apply here.