Jake – Repair Café Fixer

“I’ve been helping the Tool Library for about two years. I’m a general contractor and I started my own business just over a year ago. My free time is spent building! A friend had sent me a link to the Tool Library, thinking I might be interested in volunteering for an event. I actually knew of the Tool Library before because I had been visiting the CNC Ottawa shop [also located at Makerspace North] and saw the place and thought it was so cool. So when I got the email, I thought, “I absolutely want to get involved in that”. One memorable project was that someone had taken apart their couch. It was a sectional, three pieces. They had brought in the whole thing and the hinge on one side had come loose. So we just had to put some new brackets on it and fix it back up. It was pretty impressive though because it only took two minutes!”