Friday, October 29, 2010

The Shed Has a New Awning

Thanks to the wonderful support from ADSSI our new awning is in place and the men have a covered outdoor area in which to work and relax. The awning will be a great asset to the Shed with summer coming on and will mean outdoor social events can be held without the effects of the sun interfering with their health. On its first full day of operation men took their work outside to make use of our expanded facilities.

See I Am Taller Than You

Big Mike and even bigger Ray enjoy a joke during our trip to the Australian Maritime Museum to visit James Cook's Bark Endeavour.

Captain Jack Sparrow AKA Woody

Straight off the set of the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie our resident pirate Woody came to our Maritime Museum trip dressed for the occasion. He looked very much at home on the deck of James Cook's HMB Endeavour. To add to the occasion it was James Cook's birthday and had he been still alive he would have been 282 years old on the day we visited.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The ironing is Never Finished

Allan thought by coming to the Shed he would get away from those baskets of ironing that never seem to be empty. We have news for you Allan, there's no rest for the wicked at the Shed so bend your back and don't stop until all the edging is ironed on. The staff at the Samaritans are waiting for their cupboard to be finished so their rearranged office can get back to some form of normality.

For a small fee Allan gives ironing lessons as we expect this Shed to be the leader in satorial elegance. What chance of that happening!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our Brush With Fame

Following a request from ATB Trophies to repair the bases of some football trophies Andrew & Steve put their woodwork & wood polishing skills to work. Little did they know the trophies belonged to Steve Ella, the "Zip Zip Man" & were major awards presented to him while playing for Parramatta Rugby League Club.

The trophies had been stored under a house for many years & the bases had begun to rot, but with a lot of fine cabinet work & elbow grease parts have been repaired or replaced. Now with the figures remounted on their stands & the engraved plates back in place they have been returned to their proud owner.