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Our latest project, the REAL Tool Library, is being launched October 1, 2021.

The idea is to allow the public to borrow tools from our collection.  Nancy and Bill have been busy collecting donated tools, and even purchasing a few second hand to complete our set,  so we can get started. 

The idea is to keep perfectly usable tools in use, reduce the need for everyone to buy a new tool that might just gather dust after a few uses, and to give those with limited space or income the opportunity to access tools.

We have established a set of  about 60 tools, mostly hand held power tools.  See the catalogue.  We are going low tech for now, so will provide an updated PDF as our collection changes.   Tools will have to be picked up and returned during store hours:  Wed – Sat., 10 a.m.  – 1 p.m., although reservations can be made any time during store hours, 10 am. – 5 p.m.

Those wishing to use the Tool Library will be asked to purchase an a membership.  Memberships can be purchased for a 12 month period.  We are also offering an introductory six month membership for $25. 

You Can Help!

If you are decluttering or downsizing, and have some gently used tools you would like to donate to this initiative, please contact REAL.    We are also looking for volunteers, particularly those who are knowledgeable about tools or who can help maintain power tools.  

Find out more by using the “Tool Library”  tab at the top of our webpage.