December Repair Clinic Round-Up
Holy wow, we have had some very well-attended events lately!! This month, we had a waiting list of people in need of repair because our Fixers were so busy!
Here’s a nice shot from the evening, which really captures the collaborative spirit of Community Glue Workshop! This is Fixer Jacob and clinic attendee (future fixer) Liz working on her beautiful vintage chandelier.
- Teamwork makes the dream (er…lamp) work!
Heartwarming, isn’t it? Click here to view the Facebook photo album from December’s repair clinic.
Almost 20 items were repaired on Sunday night:
- Jason stabilized a wobbly floor lamp.
- He also glued the arm back on a rotund wooden professor figurine.
- Jacob worked closely with a newcomer to get an antique chandelier alight.
- Carla got to get her hands dirty and glue a shattered demitasse (mini mug) back together! It was a Hanukkah gift that came over from Israel, and was damaged en route its recipient. Carla saved Hanukkah!
- Jacob sorta kinda fixed a fussy knob on a very nice and complex sun lamp.
- New volunteer Eleanor taught Ally how to darn sock and sweaters and other knit items.
- Bess worked her magic on another pair of leather boots.
- It took almost the entire night and at least four volunteers (Stu, Fred, Jason, Jacob), but gosh darn it, first-time Gluer Robert went home with a new burner in his toaster oven!
- Michelle stitched up a backpack strap — last month she came as a person in need of repair, and now she’s the one in the Fixer’s seat!
- Jacob got a laser printer up and running again. OoOOoooOOhhh … lasers!!
- Jacob, that eager fella, also repaired a Shark-brand steam mop! Then Ally put him to work on the cafe’s floor!
- Sweet neighbor Amie Laurel had spent the last 2 years unable to replace the battery in the remote control for her Bose iPod dock. A team of at least three finally popped the door and now she never has to cross her living room again!
- Stu, everyone’s favorite, put his Makerbot 3D printer to use making a new loop for Jenny C.’s stylish watch band.
- Some seams (3) and zippers (1) were fixed by seamspeople Bess and Michelle
- Amie taught Ally how to make a dreamcatcher — nightmare conquered!
Believe it or not, there were even MORE lamps brought in, but we didn’t quite fix them. Perhaps next month? In sum, we had another great night! We saw lots of new faces, and many familiar ones as well. It was a great way to end the year, and we are feeling quite optimistic about what’s on the horizon for Community Glue Workshop in 2013!
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Our next repair clinic will be Sunday, Jan. 20, 4pm – 7pm, at Kitchen Sink. See you then!