Delivery day finally arrives and we load up the truck (on loan from Paterson Engineering) and head off to Wison Lodge.
They were as excited as us to give it a try out!

Trebuchet delivery to Wiston Lodge

With the help of a recently aquired grant, The Shed has been able to purchase a 3D printer for printing small plastic items from scratch.

Tim has already printed off a cooker knob that was unavailable to buy and a dust extraction hose adaptor.

Before the printer could be used, it had to be assembled almost from scratch.

Commissioning our new 3D Printer

One of the more unusual commissions Dalbeattie Men's Shed has received was for the reconstruction of a cart wheel believed to date back to the Napoleonic Wars. After some 200 years on French soil the once-sturdy wheel found its way to a new home in Kirkcudbright where it had pride of place in front of the owners' house and latterly served as an impressive plant stand.

Napoleonic War cart wheel rebuilt by the Shed

The Shed was commissioned last year to construct a pair of bar counters for the Civic Daze beer garden. This was completed by one of our members and was put into good use on the day.

Bar counters for Dalbeattie Civic Daze

An historic memorial to more than 100 former Dalbeattie school pupils who gave their lives in the First World War has recently been renovated at Dalbeattie Men's Shed.

 "To the memory of Former Pupils of Dalbeattie Higher Grade Public School who gave their lives for their country in the Great War."

The Shed has been commissioned to construct two sets of shelves for cd and dvd storage. They are to have adjustable shelves to accommodate either cd or dvd cases. Measuring approximately 1.4 metres high by 1 metres wide, they will be constructed of high grade redwood pine in a traditional style and finished in pale grey. They were handed over to the new owner at our October coffee morning.

Michael Sandes handing over the CD racks to the new owner.

We have been given the go-ahead for two new winner boards to add to the existing boards on display there. The job involves re-arranging the existing boards and re-fixing them to the wall.

The Shed has successfully refurbished some furniture and playthings for the Dalbeattie Nursery prior to the move to the new Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Just the sort of job for Derek who undertook the job with enthusiasm and care.
Dalbeattie Men's Shed is always looking to help in our community.

Refurbishing of furniture and playthings for Dalbeattie Nursery

In the seventies, Pim along with some smaller items and another similar cat was acquired from Blackpool (retired illumination). were put on the island in the lead up to Civic Daze and stored afterwards in one of the old munitions buildings at Edingham.

Over the years everything but Pim was vandalised, and Pim was heavily damaged. In 2016 the Dalbeattie Men's Shed were asked to rescue Pim, he was repaired, re-illuminated and put on the island on the lead up to Civic Daze.

Pim and his brother set up on the island of the Colliston Park pond.

Update 23 January 2018:

Made up and fitted the weight storage brackets, and finished off the name plaque brackets. We fitted some buckles for bungee cords to add some boost to the range.

Finished painting the green sections and the silver parts. Ready for testing on Thursday.

Update 25 January 2018:

We loaded the trebuchet onto a truck we borrowed from Paterson Engineering and took it down to the Islecroft football stadium in Dalbeattie for some testing.

Wiston Warwolf - ready to launch!


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