Bring your broken items and questions and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things, and attend demos to learn DIY (do it yourself) skills (see list below for what’s on offer this time)! Save money, save natural resources and be part of a culture of DIY and reuse. Free and open to all.
Repair skills offered:
- Appliances (small items only, please)
- Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
- Electronics (small items only, please)
- Housewares (furniture, ceramics, lamps, etc.)
- And more!
Come by anytime in the scheduled time frame to see a ~5 minute repair demo!
6:15 to 6:45 pm: Upcycling: Renewing Your Furniture – Join Corvallis Furniture as they demonstrate some potential ways to reuse or renew furniture to give it a new purpose. (Leader: Grant Converse from Corvallis Furniture)
6:45 to 7:15 pm: Bicycles: Shifting and Braking Like New – Both braking and shifting systems are controlled by the use of cables. Join the Corvallis Bicycle Collective to learn the proper process of diagnosing and repairing cable problems. (Leaders: Members of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective)
7:15 to 7:45 pm: Those Darned Socks: Fixing Holes – Many times, socks, jackets, and sweaters are working great, until you wear through the toe, elbow, or snag them on something. Darning is a method of fixing holes using only thread, rather than sewing a patch on. Drop by to see how it’s done. (Leader: Kyle Reed, Outreach Assistant for Campus Recycling)
Note: We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.
Directions: We are located at 644 SW 13th St. in Corvallis; see a map of the entrance and parking here; view our building on Google Maps here. Please enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks. City buses 3, 6 and 8 stop within 2-4 blocks of our building while routes1, 5 and 7 stop 6 blocks away at 11th & Monroe (view full details on the Corvallis Transit System website or use Google Transit to find the best option for you).
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