Feb 4 and 11

Due to an issue with booking of the venue the time has been changed to 2.30-4.30 – this is only for February.

Ceramic and jewellery repairs will be available for both cafes in Feb. So bring in your broken bowls, vases, etc, get your beads re strung or that special pair of ear rings repaired.

This 5 strand necklace had two broken strings which were fixed.

The repairer glued the broken bowl one week and the visitor returned the following week for the repairer to paint and seal the joins.

Soldering and woodwork

We can do simple woodwork but you may want to consider contacting your local men’s shed for more complex repairs

The Men’s Shed is able to solder metals (and fix wooden items) and they

have local sheds at Ryde/Hunter’s Hill https://mensshed.org/sheds/hunters-hill-ryde-mens-shed/

Lane Cove https://lanecovemensshed.org.au/?_sm_pdc=1&_sm_rid=kfQjqSjj87v0N788J797SZZVR7kqfpqS7sWPW5r

and Willoughby

https://mensshed.org/sheds/willoughby-community-mens-shed/?gad_source=1&gclid=CjwKCAiA-vOsBhAAEiwAIWR0TQ7Pmoc25Zi8WuWtjDju2wPUBJdl3zz3kz5a5DNoiCJCvOHGM0A2RRoCQH4QAvD_BwEplenty of other places too

Re cycling non repairable items

Sometimes we can’t fix some electrical items that are brought to Repair cafe but they may have parts that are of use and we want to keep these precious things out of landfill so you could consider calling Whirl recycling

Small (sized smaller than a microwave) electronic/battery-run items that

can’t be fixed can be dropped off at various venues and they are collected

by Whirl https://www.whirlrecycling.com/?_sm_pdc=1&_sm_rid=kfQjqSjj87v0N788J797SZZVR7kqfpqS7sWPW5r

December 3rd and 10th

Get your items repaired before Christmas!

Simple Jewellery repairs will be available on December 10th.

Last month this happy visitor went away with a repaired Star Wars toy which had belonged to his father, a great example of ‘Toss it, No way!’

November opening days: 5th and 12th.

Jewellery and ceramic repairs are available on 5th November, all other repair stations will be operating as usual.

Repair Cafe enjoyed being part of the Living Future’s festival held at the Coal Loader on Sunday 29 October. Lots of people stopped by to talk about repairing things. So good to see so many in the community want to repair rather than throw out.

September Repair cafes: 3rd and 10th

Jewellery and ceramics repairs are available for both Sundays in September thanks to our lovely repair volunteers. If you are bringing a broken ceramic or glass item come early and bring a box to take it home in as the glue may need a while to dry

Next cafes are August 6 and 13

Some times repairs are very simple- for example last month a toaster was given a new life by removal of a sourdough bread crumb.

Contact us if you are unsure about an item and we can advise.