ToolShare

ToolShare is about connecting people with food processing tools

 

Wildsight’s Tool Share is an expanding cooperative resource that gives access to the tools needed to preserve local food. The library includes apple presses, apple peelers, dehydrators, sauce makers, electric smoker, ladder, tree pruners and more.

Now you don’t need to spend money to buy your own and find the space to store something you use only a few times a year.  Visit our online tool shed to check out what tools are available and sign up for an annual membership to start accessing our 24-hour ToolShare.

 

*NEW IN 2021*

We’ve made big changes! We now have 3 sheds to make accessing the tools easier – this includes 2 apple press lockers. We also upgraded our online rental system to MyTurn which is a slick and easy-to-use online booking platform. Based on past user feedback, we changed our rental by donation to a simpler one-time fee to access the tools. 

 

 CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TOOLSHARE

 

 

HOW TO REGISTER 

  1. Create your ToolShare account
  2. Record your ToolShare password for future use
  3. Confirm your email address – look for the confirmation email and click confirm
  4. Sign into your account and pay for your ToolShare Annual Access Pass
  5. Start reserving your tools

 

HOW TO RESERVE AN ITEM

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Choose the tool you want to borrow in the ToolShare Library inventory
  3. Choose the days you want to pick up and return the item
  4. Click ‘Add Item’ or “Reserve” to add to your Cart
  5. Go to your Cart and “Submit Reservation”
  6. You will receive an email confirming your reservation

 

HOW TO PICK UP YOUR ITEM

  1. Bring the item ID # and shed # included in your ToolShare reservation confirmation email
  2. Bring your smartphone along with your ToolShare account and password
  3. Go to the ToolShare sheds located behind the Local store at 632 2nd Ave.
  4. Use the lock code in the email to unlock the padlock and find your item
  5. Follow the instructions below to check out your item(s)

 

HOW TO CHECK OUT ITEMS

  1. Once in the ToolShare shed, use your phone to check out your items
  2. Go to –> wildsightelkvalley.myturn.com/kiosk/
  3. Sign in to your ToolShare account
  4. Click “check-out” and enter the item ID(s) of the items you reserved

 

USING YOUR TOOLSHARE ITEM

  1. Need instructions? Go to the ToolShare listing to find them
  2. Make sure the item is clean & dry when you return it – instructions are in each ToolShare listing
  3. Notify us if there is anything wrong with the item – email elkvalley@wildsight.ca
  4. Watch for an email reminding you to return the item by the scheduled time
  5. Extend your ToolShare reservation by xxxx

 

HOW TO CHECK-IN ITEMS

  1. Bring the item ID # and shed # included in your ToolShare reservation confirmation email
  2. Bring your smartphone along with your ToolShare account and password
  3. Go back to the ToolShare sheds located behind the Local store at 632 2nd Ave.
  4. Click on this link -> wildsightelkvalley.myturn.com/kiosk/
  5. Sign in to your ToolShare account.
  6. Click “check-in” and enter item ID(s) you used.

 

Become part of the ToolShare Crew

The ToolShare is currently looking for volunteers to help maintain tools. Please contact us if you want to help.

 

Questions? elkvalley@wildsight.ca

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