Check out Vancouver Tool Library, a co-op solution to get that crucial tool you need once in a blue moon

I want to be very candid. I am not a handy person.

I can’t fix things easily. Stuff I build often doesn’t work out that well.

But I try. And I know that having the right tool can be the difference between getting the job done and botching it up but good.

So I was delighted to see a small poster along the Ontario bikeway this morning for the Vancouver Tool Library.

This emerging co-op is building a lending library for tools, a fantastic idea to fill the gap when the right tool isn’t available for rent or costs an arm and a leg at Home Depot. Pay a lifetime membership of $20 and borrow basic power and hand tools for free!

The VTL is having the grand opening of its shop at 3448 Commercial St. on Saturday, April 30. I’ll try to swing by.