Clock Beautifully Restored

Geoff Nicholas puts the finishing touches on a restored Royal Enfield Clock. Working with Dave Turner, the pair have spent hours returning this historic piece to its former glory. Dave estimates that the clock ticked its first tock sometime around 1920 and will continue to tell the time at his home for years to come.

 

Guest Speaker for March

This Tuesday’s talk will be from the Continence Foundation of Australia who are the national peak body promoting bladder and bowel health. Their is to have a community free of the stigma of incontinence and provide information on funding, referral and products. They will be also offering free resources to TMS members to help treat bladder and bowel control problems.

www.continence.org.au

Quite the transformation!

The workshop team recently completed a wonderful project for friend of the Shed, Martin Lambert. As Martin puts it:
 
“My grandfather’s 110+ year-old sea trunk had some major structural and timber integrity issues (as you would expect).
 
After much soul-searching and overcoming some initial reluctance, I thought what better way to preserve his legacy than incorporating the timber in a version of Leo Fender’s rare prototype “snakehead” telecaster (1949).
 
Used a solid pine body (as per ’49) with the sea trunk’s sandalwood for a thick veneer top, shaped, using Fender’s blueprints, by the wonderful woodworkers at ‘The Men’s Shed’ Tuggeranong. Even kept the nautical theme with some brass hardware. A decent heirloom for the grandkids methinks”
 
Great work, team.
Grandfather Lou’s Sea chest
The reborn Fender!

End of Year Function

Members and their guests attended the TMS End of Year Function held at the Star Bistro in the Burns Club today. Much fun and good food was had and Keith Gilby, Shed President, presented the inaugural Shedder of the Year award to Geoff Nicholas for his invaluable contribution to Shed and community projects.

 

Keith Gilby addressing the crowd

 

Geoff receiving the Shedder of the Year Award

 

New BBQ Trailer

Last Tuesday the TMS took delivery of our new BBQ trailer recently purchased from the Tuggeranong Hawks Football Club.

 

The workshop team will now set about cleaning, repainting and updating the fitout on the unit over the next month or so. Once it’s finished we’ll have the capability to more easily deploy our sausage and potato teams to local schools and other community events that need catering

 

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A Horse Float of Ideas

Some of our in-house artisans contributed their work to last weekend’s Horse Float of Ideas, a community arts and crafts project run by the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

 

The display was part of an energetic day’s event that also included music, dance and other activities.