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September 12, 2020 September 2020 No Comments

After the lockdown it is great to be back in the Shed with many projects underway. These include:

  • With the spring growth there is much demand for our tool and knife sharpening
  • Construction of a ‘wheel of fortune’ for the recent Pink Ribbon breakfast. From all accounts the wheel and the breakfast were a great success. Susan Stephen generously sponsored the cost of materials. An added bonus is that the wheel will be available for other community groups’ fundraising events.
  • Carving a sign from a slab of macrocapa for the entrance to the Pain Estate farm.


A significant development is the installation of internet and associated equipment. This has been sponsored by members and installed by Stuart Campbell from Campbell Technology. A great team effort. We thank Stuart for his generous contribution of the cost of data ongoing. This will enable YouTube and other equipment, such as 3D printing, to be used by members for various projects.

The development to the rear of the site, involving two 40-foot containers and concrete slab, will provide better space for various machinery. This will enable other activities, such a metal work and welding, to be undertaken. 

A consent for roofing over the containers is currently being processed by the SWDC. We are grateful to the SWDC for their support in this project. They have been most helpful.


Shed hours are Wednesday and Saturday, 9.00 – 12.00.

Garage Sale

Flagging that our garage sale will be held on Saturday 26 September, 9.00 – 12.00. Toys, woodwork, machinery/tools, French doors and windows, furniture, dog kennel are some of the items. Eftpos will be available. Funds raised will go towards ongoing Shed development.

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