localtools.org
I want to start a tool library. Why is this idea not more popular?
I didn't want to buy so many tools but my friends don't have them.
So now I have a bunch of tools that I used for one job. They're not really worth the overhead of selling.

@mfashby

Fantastic idea :) I hope you figure out a decent way to keep lenders off the liability hook if people borrow tools they don't know how to use and get hurt. 'Cause I could see that potentially becoming a problem.

Follow

@Avalon @mfashby There's a group here that's been running an extensive and very successful tool library since the '80s. They might be a good model to check out in regards to these types of details.
mud.myturn.com/library/

@GuerillaOntologist

@Avalon
Ace thanks, I'll take a look.
This is just an idea that's been in the back of my mind for a while, I've not given it serious consideration until today.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
social.coop

social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here