Don't Throw it out! Do It Yourself Fix-It Potluck Party! 5PM to 9PM

  • March 8, 2013 · 5:00 PM
  • Ojeda Homestead

Don't throw it out!  Bring your broken stuff and let us try to fix it.

If you are handy, please come pitch in to try to fix broken stuff.  Bring your toolbox.  Bring your potluck dish (if you are a handy-person you don't have to -thanks for your help!).

Let's learn together!

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  • Trish

    Just gotta say... I'm so grateful to be part of the incredible, sustainably focused community we're so quickly building together. Thank you all for supporting Permaculture Jax here on meetup and on the FaceBook group. Alex, a heart-felt thanks to you for your tireless efforts in nurturing the vision, leading the way and taking us deeper and deeper into community. You, my friend, are a treasured asset!!!

    2 · March 10, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      <Blush> thank you Trish! It's very fulfilling to have a group as awesome as ours working as hard as we do, together. We've got a long way to go. Thank you for being a part of it!

      March 11, 2013

  • Eileen

    Alex, James and John...thank you for helping to fix my stuff...hopefully I absorbed some knowledge but I was talking an awful lot!! LOL

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Trish

    What a great meetup for folks like me that don't know how to fix anything. But I cook really well. I'll bring some yummy veggie dish and dull garden clippers so dull they no longer cut, plus a rusted out old wheelbarrow. Can you fix that stuff?

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • James Camuso

      I have rebuilt wheelbarrows using wooden bin replacements made from scrap plywood and lumber. Keep it painted and it will last several more years.

      March 6, 2013

    • Eileen

      Trish, thanks for sharing your Pasta Salad :)

      1 · March 9, 2013

  • John Scarborough

    Is there someone that is coming to this that could use some fresh cut basil or rosemary? I have a Very overgrown hydroponic basil plant that has been blooming all winter that really needs trimming.

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Eileen

      oh yes!

      March 8, 2013

    • Eileen

      Thankyou for the Basil and Rosemary John! I have in glass jar on windowsill at the moment, until I can plant it (the basil anyway) and my kitchen smells lovely

      March 9, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    Great people always mean a good time!

    1 · March 9, 2013

    • Eileen

      the salmon rice and veggies and cake were DELICIOUS! Thank you :)

      March 9, 2013

  • Eileen

    I feel the trip was worth every penny :) It's so inspiring to see someone homesteading in the middle of a city. I look forward to gaining more knowledge in order to be a healthier happier person. Even more I want to help others find that path too.
    And I am loving my mad max potato fork/pitchfork! I'm looking forward to showing my friend what was accomplished with her table. I am going to attempt the cellphone repair today.

    March 9, 2013

  • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

    We fixed two pitchforks that were falling apart with John's welder! We fixed a potato fork that was designed to fail so that it will LAST FOREVER and gave it a great crepe myrtle handle. We sewed a reusable grocery bag so that it will be able to be used again! We repaired an antique end table and sharpened a bunch of garden tools. Oh, and we used that welder again to fix James' hand truck! We had very tasty Salmon and Rice, green beans, carrot cake, garden grown veggies and more. VERY successful night! Thanks to all who came!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    So lost

    March 8, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      Sorry I didn't get this message until after everyone is gone! Here's my number for future reference [masked]. See you soon!

      March 8, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    Will be a little late I'm still cooking and I should have already left my house. Will be there ASAP.

    March 8, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      Everything was great! Thanks for feeding us! Hope to see you soon. Next time bring something for us to fix ;)

      March 8, 2013

  • Eileen

    Alex, I sent you an email w/ my phone number jic I get lost or something...can you text or call so I have yours? GPS should serve me fine but sometimes it doesn't LOL

    March 8, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      Eileen, great to meet you tonight, sorry I didn't get this message until AFTER you were gone :) My number is [masked].

      March 8, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    Ok I now have a question? I am bringing food and thought my celiac diet was restrictive enough but after the last post I'm concerned that it must also be vegetarian. My celiac diet includes no gluten, preservatives, dyes, artificial anything , and for me no soy and no lactose. I buy only green or organically fead meat but I do cook with and eat meat. If the group is vegetarian please let me know and I will adapt.

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      The group is not vegetarian, but some possibly are. You're using organic meats is awesome. What you present here is just fantastic!

      March 7, 2013

    • Trish

      Absolutely delicious Sharon. Thank you!

      March 8, 2013

  • Trish

    Another great community building event - fix it people helping people, like me, who didn't get the "fix it" gene. Thanks everyone for giving my pitch fork and garden trimmers a new life.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    The rice is jasmine and steamed. The Salmon wild not pond raised. Maybe fresh steamed organic veg's and gluten free cupcakes.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    What about wild salmon, rice, etc?

    March 7, 2013

  • KC Sloan

    Hi-hi! I'm not very good at cooking with healthy and all that, so I'm just going to make what I know how this first time, probably some casserole-ish thing...on that note, is there anything that absolutely -mustn't- be included? I saw sharpening referenced, is there a possibility of getting things polished/de-rustified? ;) And I can bring my jewelry pliers, findings, wire etc. if anyone has any broken jewelry that needs fixing...cheap/costume levels, I'm not a jeweler just a beader. (on the other hand, if anyone has any they don't -want- anymore... ;p)

    This looks so cool, and I can't wait to hang out and meet people! ^.^<<<

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      KC, please bring anything that you want. We try to, at least, steer away from genetically modified foods. So, unless it's organic, avoid all animal products, zucchini, corn, soy, canola oil, papaya, peanuts and wheat. These last two are not necessarily GMO, but they are acting like it in our diets. I hope this isn't too much of a burden on you. If it is, let's just try to do the best we can and move forward with the discussion. The more you learn about GMO foods, the more you realize they are killing us. I don't want to support this kind of thing. See you soon!

      1 · March 7, 2013

    • KC Sloan

      Okie-dokie, Boss! I will work with that... :)

      March 7, 2013

  • KC Sloan

    Fun!

    March 7, 2013

  • LorettaBuckner

    I LOVE this! I may just copy, or mirror your events--imitation is the greatest compliment, you know...

    March 6, 2013

  • LorettaBuckner

    love to, but kinda far...

    March 6, 2013

  • Eileen

    My cell phone needs a new touch screen which I have purchased but bought BEFORE watching youtube how-to video if you get my drift. Sort of like the time I bought a ship in a bottle kit to make for my Dad's bday (He got a bottle w/ all pieces crammed in and we called it a "special" shake-able Picasso-style ship in a bottle LOL. )
    If we are talking about fixing things more related to actual homesteading I'm sure I can find something around here to break! lol Too bad I threw out that extra broken wheelbarrow

    March 6, 2013

  • James Camuso

    Not quite relevant to the group theme but I have a box of electronics TBR (To Be Repaired) if someone is good with that stuff. Tools and materials aplenty I shall bring.

    March 6, 2013

  • John Scarborough

    Is there a 30 amp circuit available to plug in a small electric welder?

    March 4, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      Well, maybe you could bring it and check to see if I have an outlet that works. Either way, come and have some fun and meet people. We'll weld or maybe not ;)

      March 5, 2013

    • James Camuso

      I have some experience with "Buzz Box" welders as I used to replace rusted stanchions on the steel research vessel I was mate/engineer on for 6 years. I can offer tips and navel jelly for stubborn paint coatings that need removed.

      March 6, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    I'll bring food for celiacs and those eating Gluten-Free. Not into diet fads I have Celiac Disease. I"m excited getting to know "fixers".

    February 28, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    I was planning on bringing a table that has a broken leg. I can do all the cosmetic work(putty, sanding,matching stain). The problem is every time I have tried to glue together the leg to make it support the table it won't. I believe it needs a dowel inserted for strength. I have pictures if someone wants to see them.

    March 2, 2013

  • Sharon K. Howell

    Also, I didn't think about seeing. I can sew and have a portable machine if anyone wants me to bring it. Can also hand sew. Can stain and paint. Let me know if I should bring any of these supplies. Otherwise I'll just bring food.

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Michelle

    Does anyone weld. My husband has a chair that needs some fixing. He says it needs welding. Will bring it.

    March 2, 2013

    • Sharon K. Howell

      If it doesn't get done this time my son will be moving back from Guam with the Navy in July and he is certified in every type welding there is so hang onto it and remind me later.

      1 · March 2, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      My next door neighbor is a welder. We'll see if he can help that night.

      1 · March 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Of course, something breaks that you all might be able to fix, but I cannot attend this day. Next time, perhaps. =)

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kinds of things are we talking about? Cars? Lamps?

    February 25, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

      I'd go with the small stuff for now. I'm thinking clothes, household items, maybe non-mechanical things on cars. If we can get a mechanic to help us, then cars. i can do a certain amount on cars, but it's hit or miss on the diagnosis.

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • Michelle

      I can sew and I'll bring my machines. I have a machine that is not working but it is in a table. I can work on cars but need help with mine.

      February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, cool. I don't really have a car issue, I was more just throwing that out there to see where the boundaries were. =)

    February 25, 2013

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