Those who have carpentry tools – power tools or hand tools – which they no longer use should be aware that The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Bristol is holding its massive tool tag sale on Saturday 29th July in aid of its learning program. Donated tools must be in good working order. The boat shop is unable to accept tools in need of repair.
Each fall, 10 apprentices come to the Boat Shop for nine months of living in a caring and thoughtful community, learning about woodworking, boat building and boat restoration, and serving the community as a whole. Apprentices do not pay for their experience, but income from the boats they build and restore contributes to program costs. Additionally, a large portion of the Boat Shop’s budget comes from the generous support of many donors. And occasionally, volunteers organize fundraisers.
Those with tools to donate are asked to call Mike Stevens at 677-2850 to arrange a time to drop them off at the Boat Shop or, if preferred, arrange for door-to-door pickup by Boat Shop volunteers . They will collect donations until Saturday, July 22. The Carpenter’s Boat Shop is a 501(c)(3) organization, so tool donations are tax deductible.
Joiners, carpenters and builders – amateur or professional – should be sure to mark the calendar for the big sale: 9am-2pm, Saturday July 29 at Carpenter’s Boat Shop, 440 Old County Road, Bristol. (Take Route 130, turn at Bristol Area Library and go one mile.)