Category: All projects

Premises! The story in pictures.

Premises! The story in pictures.

We have obtained a modular building to use as our new premises, and while it needs a lot of work, it was delivered to the site on 4 June 2021. With great excitement from all involved, it was swung into place by an expert truck / crane operator, and the real fun started as we refurbished it. This work remains ongoing.

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Sensory Wall & Finger Guards

Sensory Wall & Finger Guards

Stewart has made a “Sensory Wall” for a local playgroup. ‘What’s a Sensory Wall?’ I hear you ask. An excellent question! It’s a board with all sorts of items attached. These make sounds, have different textures, move in different ways, and are all intended to give the children something to stimulate their minds. You’ll see what it is in the photos below.

While at the playgroup, Stewart also fitted “finger guards” to some doors, to prevent a recurrence of a child getting fingers caught when a door was closed.

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Playgroup Shed

Playgroup Shed

We received a request to help a local playgroup to dismantle an old shed and erect a new one. In the end this required an area of ground to be levelled, slabs laid, and then the shed to be installed. Well done to the team who made this all happen. The photos below show some of the guys working on the build of the shed. How many shedders does it take to build a shed? Answers on a postcard (or use the Contact Us form!)

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Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

We are making Christmas Trees that we will sell for Shed funds this year (the order book is now closed due to unprecedented demand). Different designs are possible, with either free-standing bases, or stakes to be driven into the ground. Here is a sample. Prices will depend on the size and the material they are made of. We would supply them unpainted, so they can be any colour that you want to make them. Buy one for each of the kids or grandkids, along with a paintbrush and some paint!

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Boot Jacks

Boot Jacks

We are nothing if not multi-skilled. When asked whether he could make some boot jacks to help someone remove their muddy boots, Stewart’s answer was – unsurprisingly – “Yes”. He ended up making two! This wasn’t a completely simple solution, though, as he had to join pieces of timber to give him the sizes of materials that he needed. We think the result was worth it, and we can’t even see the join!

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Play Your Cards Right

Play Your Cards Right

When “The Meeting Place” asked us to make some games for their members, Stewart stepped up and produced a bumper-sized frame for the group members to use when playing “Play Your Cards Right”, based on the popular television game show. The Meeting Place is organised by one of our members, and is intended to give Dementia sufferers and their carers somewhere to get together every week. By all accounts the game has proved very popular!

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Muirwood Park

Muirwood Park

The Friends Of Muirwood Park is a group of local residents who work to improve the amenities in the park to benefit the community. Some of the installations in the park were in a poor state of repair, and the group had been struggling to find tradespeople who were willing and able to repair them, so Pentlands Men’s Shed were approached and asked whether we could help. A subgroup of members took on the project, with impressive results.

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Customised Wheelie Bin

Customised Wheelie Bin

When Hugh asked for help to convert an unwanted wheelie bin into a mobile toolbox, Stewart stepped up with his engineering expertise. Hugh now has a bin that holds his gardening equipment securely, and also slides easily into his car for longer journeys.

The finished article – ready to be tested (the bin, not Stewart!).
In it goes – nice and easy! The extra wheels make loading so much more simple.
A perfect fit. Let’s see what Hugh now does to customise it!
The filled bin – the tools now travel in style.
UPGRADED – Note the new sports wheels, larger diameter grippy pneumatic tyres, and the vice attached to the (reinforced) lid to facilitate tool sharpening or other (as yet undefined) purposes. Perhaps hard to see, but the wheels are now fitted with quick-release clips and are on a go-faster custom-made axle.
Move over, Ferarri and Red Bull. Team A FAB Currie with engineering by Pentlands Men’s Shed are on your tail. More to follow!
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