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West Seattle Tool Library Manager Micah Summers cuts the ribbon to open the new space at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Delridge Way. The new space offers more storage and a shop area where people can work on projects.

Sustainable West Seattle Tool Library opens at Youngstown

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The West Seattle Tool Library, a service provided by Sustainable West Seattle opened in its new, expanded location at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way s.w. on April 9.

The library, previously housed near South Seattle Community College had outgrown that space. The larger space at Youngstown will allow for the expansion of its collection, as well as open a 500 square foot community workshop/ makerspace with all the basic shop essentials such a tablesaw, bandsaw, mitersaw, drillpress, jointer, and many other shop tools.

Library Manager Micah Summers did the honors, and cut the appropriate "construction" ribbon to open the new space.

Patrick Dunn one of the people behind the effort noted that the greatest request they get is for the wood chippers they have. There are no reservations on tools, "You have to time it just right," said Dunn.

Once a month the Tool Library hosts Ask An Expert, a community forum for DIYers to connect and chat about their projects and also receive some great advice from local experts on topics such as Green Building & Architecture, Urban Agriculture, and Solar Power.

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