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.
As a measure of how enthusiastic we are about this project please note the date :-) !
The two A-frames have been connected and the base almost complete. We ran out of CLS to complete the frame and the hardware shop is shut so we started work on the throwing arm.
First we ran the arm through the planer/thicknesser to allow the steel reinforcing bracket a nice "snug fit" (we whacked it on with a mallet!) over the pivot end. We marked and drilled the 25mm holes for the pivot and the drop arms.
The Shed has been commissioned to build a trebuchet - a medieval catapult - for The Wiston Lodge near Biggar. We plan to build a counterweight trebuchet that stands about 3.2 metres tall and can theoretically throw a cricket ball about 200 yards.
The Shed recently received a request from Tesco Castle Douglas for a bookcase to store all of their donated books. Michael Sandes and John Lind constructed this and are seen here presenting Tesco with this.
There's been a big demand for our bird/squirrel feeders and, with winter approaching fast, now is the time to be thinking of putting out additional nuts for our furry and feathered friends. This the latest batch of feeders to come off the Men's Shed production line and they're now available in the Solway Plant Hire shop window in High Street. A bargain at just £5! But be quick as the price is likely to go up soon. Why not pop along the High Street and see what else the Shedders have been making recently.
Our members find all sorts of uses for reclaimed timber. Some pieces are turned on the workshop lathes into attractive bowls, porridge spurtles, rolling pins and dibbers while other pieces are recycled to form things like small toys and ornaments, welly boot removers and even items of furniture for indoors and the garden.
We've also made chopping boards, coasters, tealight holders, bird nest boxes and feeding tables as well as different types of bird and squirrel feeders.