We made a bench from the packaging material that Megaglass generously donates and presented it to them as a small token of our gratitude.
Thanks to the generosity of ASDA and the hard work put in by Tony (AKA Sean) we now have some great new equipment at the shed
One heavy packing crate arrived bright and early at the shed, the strong plywood panels will be recycled in the shed and used for future projects.
Everyone sets about unpacking
Contrary to urban myth sometimes men read the instructions !!
The honour of the first run was awarded to Tony, we can now take rough timber and turn it into quality material for our projects
A wigwam side panel assembled in the jig. The jig was designed as standard engineering practice, to ensure that all the five sides of the wigwam would be pre-drilled and made exactly the same so that final assembly would be easy.
The assembled side panel – showing the finished length @ 2.60m.
The ‘first fix’: Three out of the five sides clamped together to check alignment. The pre-drilled fixing holes can be seen in the joining rails. However, the uneven ground made it hard to determine accuracy of fit.
The ‘first fix’: External view showing the overall height of 2.40m, and how the wigwam fits onto the base diameter of 2.00m. Only the fourth side panel and the fifth ‘Doorway’ panel to complete before the ‘second fix, and snagging’ stage.
Abigail , from RVS, visited Dunstable shed today to present us with a cheque and a plaque
Cheif fund raiser, Tony accepts the award from Abigail
‘What a fantastic job! The next set of photos must show Denny playing basketball!
The synergy between Client, REMAP and DMiS has been formed.’
Martin Young: Chairman – Dunstable Men in Sheds.
DMiS and Remap got together to make and fit a crash bar to a sports wheelchair so that Denny can play basket ball
Detail of the fittings
The finished bar prior to fitting
Denny came to us for help with this interesting project. At present, we do not have the resources to do metalwork, but an outline drawing was made. So, we linked up with Alan Harding from ‘Remap’, who was keen to help. Alan then developed the outline drawing into a working drawing, from which he purchased the steel tube and the fittings. He then machined, assembled and painted the component parts into the completed Crash Bar.
Crash bar in place, time to play !
Paid a visit to the Winslow shed this week, made welcome by the members who gave us the grand tour ! They have a great set up with good facilities.
Several shedders wanted to try wood turning, thanks to Keith for coming in to share his knowledge and give shedders a start in a new skill.
We held a successful stall at the craft market in Aston Square in November and December.
The there is still time to buy our hand made and individual Christmas items and lots more, just come to the shed during open hours or go to "contact us" via the home page.
Today at Beecroft Academy the Totem Poles were officially handed over to the school, Terry, Martin, Glynn, John, Tony and myself were there to represent the Shed and the entire school turned out to give us a rousing welcome. I think we were all surprised and touched by the reception. Many of the kids, sorry students, thanked us and all seemed thrilled with the work we did on the Totems. Current protocols mean we have to seek parental permission to post photographs with the children in them so for now just one of us. When I get more from the headmaster I will post them here.
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