Shed projects

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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.

Dalbeattie Men’s shed has landed a new major project – to re-create a Skeoch Utility Cycle Car.

The Skeoch Utility was the only Cycle Car ever commercially produced in Scotland. In 1920-21, James Baird Skeoch produced 12 of these cars at his Burnside Works, Dalbeattie. Ten Skeoch cars were sold before a fire spread to the Works from the adjacent glove factory, destroying the works and its contents. The Skeoch Car Company did not survive the fire and all of the 10 cars sold have been lost over the intervening Years.

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