July Sheddie Update 2018

July Sheddie Update 2018


Although our shed is not totally up and running we have completed our first project.

Table for the “Light Show”

This was the construction of a 7.8 metre x 2.4 metre table for Larrise Hall who was one of the artists involved with the mid winter “Light Show” held at the Queens Gardens. We decided to build 18 saw horses to support a sub frame which in turn had prepainted MDF panels mounted on top.The table was totally set up in the shed and then all the components were numbered and coded.
The table was then dismantled for transporting to the site.
Members set the table up prior to the show and we were fortunate to have Adrian Faulkner turn up with his large van as we were loading up and so Adrian kindly transported the sawhorses and the 4 metre main bearers to the set up zone. Unfortunately the weather was not kind over the weekend but due to the painting of the MDF the table stood up well.

We dismantled the table the day after the conclusion of the show and transported the components back to base.

We now have the all the materials back in stock and 18 saw horses for our shed


Trestle table rack for Victory Community Centre

This was a simple construction made very efficiently by Richard and delivered in the Logan Ute.

Stepping platform for “Health Kids” early learning centre

This was a pallet type unit quickly and efficiently constructed by Richard.

Bar stool modifications 

Gavin shortened up the legs on two bar stools for a member of the public for the reasonable charge of a bag of savouries.

Toilet doors 

Toilet doors for Rutherford Kindergarten were made by Richard and fitted by Wayne.

Mitre10/Boxman container 

John Rominger and helpers are making great progress with the lining now completed.


Margaret Hunter kindly donated a considerable quantity of meltica board from her late husband’s joinery business.

NMIT have donated the following

A Colchester tool room lathe complete with additional tooling.
2 High quality bench vices.
A heavy duty Pedestal grinder

New member Mike Gough has donated a very high end Record wood working vise.

Mike can also supply a dust extractor at a very reasonable price.

Gavin has donated two heavy duty fire extinguishers

Electrical installations

Al and New member Mike installed the new lathe and repaired the abrasive cut off saw switch donated by Charles.
Al continues work on the 3D printer

Shed set up

John has further improved the existing timber rack.
Colin has refurbished and mounted the first of the engineering bench vices.
Mark and Richard have the prototype storage bin system completed.

Next on the list will be the tool shadow boards.
Mark has moved the drawing office to the old smoko room
We have official permission to use the new larger smoko room.

Health and Safety

Graeme has H and S inductions starting soonGrant and Wayne are continuing with machine signage.
The First Aid cabinet is mounted adjacent to the workbox
Graeme and Zac have a new member detail sheet developed.

Watch this space