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

  • Mar 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great people always mean a good time!

    March 9, 2013

  • Alexander Ojeda, J.

    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!

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So lost

    March 8, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, J.

      Sorry I didn't get this message until after everyone is gone! Here's my number for future reference[masked]-9876. See you soon!

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    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, J.

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

      March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    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.

    March 7, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, J.

      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

  • A former member
    A former member

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

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What about wild salmon, rice, etc?

    March 7, 2013

  • KC S.

    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! ^.^<<<

    March 7, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, J.

      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!

      March 7, 2013

    • KC S.

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

      March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    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

    • KC S.

      Yes please! *nodnod*

      March 7, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, J.

      John, Bring as much as you would like to. We can even grow the cuttings all over the place. Thanks!

      March 7, 2013

  • KC S.

    Fun!

    March 7, 2013

  • Loretta B.

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

    March 6, 2013

  • Loretta B.

    love to, but kinda far...

    March 6, 2013

  • James C.

    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

  • A former member
    A former member

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

    March 4, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, J.

      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 C.

      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

  • A former member
    A former member

    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

  • A former member
    A former member

    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

  • A former member
    A former member

    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

    • A former member
      A former member

      Typing not tying...see.

      1 · March 2, 2013

    • Alexander Ojeda, J.

      Ha! Funny!

      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

    • A former member
      A former member

      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, J.

      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, J.

      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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  • Alexander Ojeda, J.
    Lets set up systems that run themselves while we take it easy., Organizer,
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