Light repair or tuning of musical instruments, drums in particular. Repair of small (non-electronic) small appliances, light fixtures, toys, wood objects, crockery, bikes, household chachkas, knicknacks, geegaws, etc.
I'm a graphic artist, sculptor, musician and poet. I have been taking stuff apart to see how it works since I was a kid. Later in life I learned how to put the parts back together.
I used to be a chronic debris box diver and hung out at land fills, garage sales and thrift stores. I love fixing anything that's broken.
Minor leather, boot and shoe repairs.
Repairing most anything mechanical, appliances, etc. Also can do light welding and soldering if necessary.
Electrical repairs and knife sharpening.
Analy Project Make student. Helping with event set-up and fixing computers, toys, mechanical devices and clothing.
I repair things all the time at home so when I learned about the Repair Café through my Project Make class, I was really interested so I signed up!
Musical Instrument evaluation: quality, play-ability, value.
Musical Instrument repairs: on-the-spot fixes, screws, bridge-pins, broken tuning pegs, strings, saddles, nuts, truss-rod adjustments, intonation adjustments, leaks, stuck mouth pieces, reeds, minor pad replacement or adjustment.
Instruments: Stringed, Woodwind & Brass, Amplification, microphones etc.
I have been repairing musical instruments for close to 40 years in our family owned music stores People's Music here in Sebastopol, and Harbor Center Guitars in San Rafael before that. I'd love to meet you and your instrument(s).
I'm a retired heavy equipment mechanic. I like fixing things like lawn mowers, bikes, scooters and other mechanical contraptions.
Katy likes to figure out what's wrong with general household items and fix them. She will also help with basic sewing repairs.
I will be fixing mainly electronics, but can repair many other things as well. I am looking forward to working on some of the more challenging things that show up.
My interest in the Repair Café reflects my wish to go to a negative carbon footprint in 10 years.
Jewelry and minor sewing repairs.
Bringing team of 3 book menders to demonstrate and / or perform book mending. Also bringing Sonoma County Library DIY Toolkit and library repair resources.
Repairing beaded jewelry and earrings.
Appliances & Electronics
Repair Café advisor & roving repair consultant