August 2017 Newsletter
Contacting the shed
- During August, the shed is getting back to business with commission jobs.
- The Makita dropsaw is now set up with guide rails and all machines are up and running.
- You may even find your chosen portable tool in the storage room on wall racks . Great improvement on the locker groping previously.
- We have available grant money for the mezzanine floor with flooring and framing ordered. Unfortunately the expensive items ( stairs, disabled access) are still not funded.
- Great to see the “Engineering “ area in frequent use with metal projects. We scored a free welder lately. If you are not a competent metal tradie, ask Jacko for advice. His knowledge is universal and he has a great “Latheside” manner.
- Our Committee bought a second hand spray booth last weekend at a good price having missed out on a grant. It is currently being assembled with 10,000 gutter bolts !
- The rear yard has a crusher dust covering now with our 2 storage containers refurbished and waterproof. A big job.
- The committee would like to thank the following members for their hard work and diligence in removing timber from the shed and storing in the containers :Peter, Warren, Bruce, Craig, Neville, Graham E, Dave, Bill and Ken.
- We are still waiting for line marking in the front carpark. With untidy parking , latecomers may need to park on the access road.
- The shed is a smoke free zone. This has been a little lax lately. Smokers need to be outside and away from the front door.
- Also jobs need to be put away off benches and the area cleaned up.
- The shed work is going well, we are getting new jobs in, even though we don’t have phone or internet yet.
- The shed layout is still evolving and will be ongoing for a while yet.
- The mezzanine level is at the point of being started. Material has been ordered.
- We have a spray booth and the area for that is being cleared ready for an erection (if anyone gets one ) Cheers Tom
The committee have claimed the date of Saturday September 9th for a sale at the shed of finished projects as well as surplus tools and the dreaded bolts (sold as individual bins). Any help leading up to the date in presenting neat gear, pricing and displaying it will be appreciated . Don’t wait to be asked by Tom. On Saturday morning we need sellers from 8 to 1pm. Robert will advertise on Facebook, Doug on Gumtree. A few road signs might help too.
- We are disappointed to lose Floyd Ballard from our ranks. He is in the process of moving to a retirement village at Lake Cattai.
- Welcome to Mick Maley, who has already done good things for us through Council. An outstanding community worker
Seen at the Shed
All are made from brass.