SouthEast PortlandTool Library
Like the public library... but for tools

The inventory crew thanks you!


Our last post – with all those graphs – showed what a busy place SEPTL is.  In fact so many of you are currently using tools that there were fewer on the shelves for our truly awesome Annual Inventory crew to have to count! And for that the crew thanks you.

As always these inventories make for a crazy fun afternoon. What was unusual this year though was just how beautiful the weather turned out to be, so as you can see above, we took an extra long pizza break outdoors.

A lot of good people spend a lot of good time keeping your tool library alive and well.  So please be sure to thank our volunteers whenever you have a chance. Or better yet, get in on the fun and feel the love yourself!

Looking at our stats


It's easy to see that the tool library fills a real need in our community, just look at the numbers:     … [Continue reading]

“My first wood furniture project”


Jed sent along photos for us to share of a project he recently completed using SEPTL tools. In his words: "Here are some shots of the cart I made with the help of SEPTL. It was my first wood furniture project, and was really fun to do. Knowing … [Continue reading]

Earn PDX Time Bank hours!


New! Help SEPTL and you'll earn hours! Okay so what does that mean? Simple. When you donate time to help SEPTL, you'll earn hours that you can then use to "pay" someone else to work for YOU! There are uncountable services that … [Continue reading]

A few new tools to show off


Recent acquisitions include: RIDGID 6-gal. Wet/Dry Vacuum, our #31999 Ryobi  5-Amp Corded Hand Planer, our #32000 3-1/4 in. maximum planing width.   Harbor Freight (Model #43150) Metal Detector, our #31996  It is … [Continue reading]

We feel the love!


Our members and neighbors were incredibly generous at the close of last year giving to the 2014 Willamette Week Give!Guide. The three participating tool libraries will each get one third of the $6600 total that was donated to the Portland Tool … [Continue reading]

Attic insulation workshop, Jan 10, 2015


Community Energy Project has a new workshop that teaches you how to insulate your unused, flat attic (the space between your roof and ceiling). This is a great workshop for those looking to save money, reduce their carbon footprint, understand the … [Continue reading]

Get great loot!


This year our members have: created chairs. refinished tables. built shelves for their children. built shelves for their liquor. hung sheet rock. painted ceilings. put up new walls. stripped paint. drilled 6,354,204 holes (okay I made that up). … [Continue reading]

Closed for Thanksgiving, naturally.


It comes as no surprise, I'm sure, but just in case you wondered, we're closed for Thanksgiving! Have a great day with friends and family. … [Continue reading]

We’re in the Willamette Week 2014 Give!Guide !


  Give! Now Great news! The SE, NE and N Portland Tool Libraries have joined up to be in Willamette Week’s 2014 Give!Guide. The Give!Guide provides an opportunity for you to support some of Portland's best nonprofit organizations, and get … [Continue reading]