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BlewShed News

June 6, 2022


BlewShed members brought boxes of long unused and almost forgotten woodworking tools to this month’s club meeting in the hope of them getting a new lease of life! Members more  experienced in tool sharpening gave some instruction and soon sparks were flying off the grindstone and the calmer pace of oilstone sharpening progress on the benches. It takes only a few minutes and members were surprised and pleased to have a ‘new’ set of chisels in their workshops. If anyone in the village wants to learn the simple art of woodworking tool sharpening all you have to do is come to BlewShed and ask.

The next meeting, Wednesday 8th June, will be a demonstration by member Simon Edwards on how to do TIG and aluminium welding. Our monthly club meetings are for members and outside experts to share their special expertise. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for topics, demonstrations or hands-on practice you would like to see, or expertise you wish to share. Non-members are very welcome to come and share their expertise and, if anyone would like to present their own specialist subject please let us know.

New Projects

The bench for the recreation ground is still in the planning stage and, when this is complete and approved, the weather-resistant eucalyptus wood is already set aside for work to begin.

Opening times and membership

Regular Shed opening times are Tuesday and Saturday afternoons 1.30-4.00 pm. New members are always welcome, and at £24 a year BlewShed is excellent value. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Shed (opposite the tennis club) and everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a member. We look forward to seeing you.  Mike Wrottesley, BlewShed secretary