There are a number of outstanding resources both online and in the Philadelphia area to help you get things fixed.  Below is a list of some great organizations we have found helpful.  It’s a small list now, but will grow over time!


West Philly Tool Library:

An outstanding local source of tools that you might need to fix stuff.  They are committed to their neighborhood and really make a difference for Philadelphia!


An all-encompassing website that provides pictorial guides on how to fix things.  Members contribute new repair guides all the time; it’s definitely worth doing a quick search before you dive in to a challenging repair.

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym:

The Sculpture Gym is an incredible resource in our neighborhood and city.  Besides providing facilities for our first Repair Fair, this DIYer’s dream space offers tools and guidance of all sorts for any project.  After becoming a member, it pretty much works like a gym: you can go in and use their top-notch tools and machines as much or a little as you want.  Check their website for membership levels and details!

This site has a huge amount of how-to guides for everything from electronics repairs to doll and fishing reel repairs…  Our new go-to site for details on fixing almost anything!