Cheap or free tools needed for community shed project in Bristol

  1. FergalFarty Member

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    Hi all

    I'm involved in setting up a community shed project on the site of the old Cadbury's/Fry's chocolate factory on the outskirts of Bristol. We have been refurbishing the building and it's nearly ready for the big opening, so we're currently trying to stock it with tools. We've already had some donations, but we're still short of some basic DIY and woodworking items. In future, we'd also like to do a bit of basic metalworking and already have a welding machine (thanks @HughF ), so any metalworking tools would also be welcome.

    We don't have loads of space or much of a budget, so no room or money for large machine tools. We'd also like to keep everything mobile so that the space can be as general purpose as possible and not just a workshop.

    So, if you have any surplus tools we'd love to relieve you of them.

    More info here:
    https://www.neighbourly.com/SomerdaleShed
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/248876462233713/

    Thanks
     
  2. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark If in doubt ask.

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    Give me a shout. I may have spares from a local shed.
     
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  3. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Hi there, FergalFarty.
    I've got a few of the older bosch drills, or drill/driver type things, varying from 14.4v to a 24v hammer drill.
    They all work and seem to hold a charge, and they're in quite an ok condition.
    I'll put up a photo, so you don't have to blindly agree to me un-loading the results of a tidy-up onto you - and forcing you into a dump-run!

    IMG_2711.JPG IMG_2711.JPG IMG_2706.JPG IMG_2705.JPG IMG_2704.JPG IMG_2703.JPG
    They're phone photos, so might no be too clear!
    Anyway, if they should be any good to the group, give me a postcode, and a time, and I'll drop 'em off.

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  4. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    The first photo came up twice for some reason, there are only 3 of them!
    CJ
     
  5. FergalFarty Member

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    Hi CJ

    Thanks very much for the drills, they'll come in very handy.

    I'm usually there on Tuesday evenings, if not somebody else will be there.

    The opening times are:
    Tuesday 18:00 - 20:30
    Wednesday from 10:00
    Saturday from 10:00

    Postcode is BS31 2FH. It's on the site of the old Cadbury's factory in Keynsham.

    Many thanks

    Kim

    PS here's a map of the site. 22549591_1714995841905972_8851944461092826937_n.jpg
     
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  6. Olderisbetter

    Olderisbetter Member

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    Try putting a wanted advert on your local freecycle.org it might open a few doors.
     
  7. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Just came back home past quite near there, coming back from the RUH in Bath, today - But, of course, I didn't have them in the van, and the place wouldn't have been open anyway.

    I'll run them round there later on this evening, though - or it'll start to look like I made all this up!
    Probably early on, (in the next hour or so) before it gets too rowdy!
    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  8. FergalFarty Member

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    Ok thanks CJ.

    I don't get there until about 7 usually, but Matt, Chris and Roy should be there.

    Rowdy?! That only happens when Roger turns up. He's 86!
     
  9. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Just got back - and I'm amazed I'm not still there, now.

    If you get any reports of a suspicious looking pair, in a silver van, driving about for half an hour looking like they were casing every building in the neighbourhood, it was me & Mrs Joe!

    And just over half of that time was me trying to find my way out, again!

    They mentioned jigsaws, and it just so happens I've got a likely-looking candidate - from about the same era as those drills, though!
    It's down at the unit, but I'll drop it off when I've properly learned my way around the newer parts of Keynsham!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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  10. FergalFarty Member

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    Many thanks for the drillls CJ. They look like they're brand new!

    Sorry I missed you, maybe next time.
     
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