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

Free Seed Swap – Sat, Feb 20, 2016

seed swap at the SEPTL

  Have you noticed that days are getting longer, daffodils are starting to show their green tips and the buds on your trees are swelling? Yep, that’s right. Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to start thinking about putting … [Continue reading]

Free DIY Insulation Workshop Sat, Feb 6, 2016


The Community Energy Project will walk you through the process of insulating your attic step by step, covering: Safety best practices How to conduct your own energy audit / project planning Air sealing Exhaust and ventilation, for moisture … [Continue reading]

You’re invited to our Open House!


We’re having an open house to show off our new space and its beautiful new mural, celebrate the completion of our big move, and recognize our upcoming sixth anniversary serving the Southeast Portland community! Stop by our new (heated!) location … [Continue reading]

We’ll reopen Jan 5, 2016


We've been open in our new space for a week now, and everyone's reaction has been wonderfully positive. It's warm (I keep saying that!), and lit, and has far more space. There is music, and room for a tool repair workbench that will help us get … [Continue reading]

Opening at our new home Tues, Dec 15


We're gonna be ready! We'll be open for regular business right on schedule - beginning this Tuesday, December 15, 5:45 - 7 pm. So come on in... borrow tools... return tools... become a new member... or just sight-see! There will be wrinkles … [Continue reading]

We’re ready! Now can you help us move the tools?


  Our new, warm, well-lit space at the Hinson Memorial Church (SE Salmon and 20th Ave) is about ready. It's time to move our tools! This will be done in two phases: From Monday, Nov 30 until Friday, December 4 we'll be packing up 30 … [Continue reading]

Moving our tools by bike Dec 5, 2015


To our biker members: Bike move Saturday, Dec 5, 2015. 9 am until 3pm unless done earlier. We hope to move many of our tools by bike, from St Davids to our new location in the Hinson Church at SE Salmon and SE 20th. We will be carrying … [Continue reading]

Our first set of shelves are up!


We have a lot of work yet to do, but are still on target to move in to the new space in mid December. After months of preparation and hard work by so many of our loyal members, at long we got to assemble our first shelving.  I am utterly … [Continue reading]

On target for our mid-December move


The preparations for our move are going great. In our new space at the Hinson Church we've got the carpet lifted, vinyl asbestos tile removed by an abatement contractor, the concrete floor cleaned up, ground and refinished and so far we've moved in … [Continue reading]

The move: Help with the shelving?


Okay, we've ripped up the carpet in the new space and have hired a flooring contractor to grind and refinish the concrete floor and seal it with low VOC water-based epoxy. This should all be finished before the end of September! Then... our … [Continue reading]