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BlewShed News

January 31, 2024

DIY for beginners: We were delighted to welcome back the DIY beginners who moved on from drilling and fixing last November to ‘saws and cutting’. Some have their own woodwork projects they want to get on with so now intend to join BlewShed to complete them with full workshop facilities and expert help if needed. Topic and dates of next DIY for Beginners workshops to be announced soon.

Community Projects:  Servicing and repair of the first section of the cricket club’s mower is almost complete and awaiting the return of its cutter from the sharpening specialists. Two more sections to go…

BlewShed products: Over the winter we have been busy expanding our product range to include bat boxes, rustic garden trays and boot pullers using recycled pallets from Savages and used horseshoes from village farrier Ian Belcher. These can be bought and ordered directly from the Shed now and will be available at Savages from March.

Meetings: Members tried their hand at wood carving, very successfully, thanks in part to a recent donation by Salli Baker of her grandfather’s wood working tools, including wood carving gouges. Our next meeting will be a presentation of metal detector finds by BlewShed member and detectorist Robert Keyes. His collection of items from battles through the ages sounds especially interesting. Date: Tuesday 13th February, 7.30pm. All welcome, you don’t need to be a member.

Outdoor storage space needed:  with membership increasing rapidly and materials for Shed projects stocking up, we are in urgent need of somewhere to store things outdoors as the Shed indoor space is very limited. If you have, or know of, an unwanted shed, storage box or panels that could be assembled into one please let us know. You can leave a message on the website or pop in when we’re open.

Opening times and membership: BlewShed opening times: Tuesday and Saturday afternoons 1.30-4.00 pm and Thursday afternoons 2.00-4pm for electronics sessions, non-dusty work and a chat.

BlewShed annual individual membership subs are £25, or £37.50 for a family, which includes expert advice from members and use of a well-equipped metal, wood and electronic workshop. BlewShed aims to help or facilitate people to learn how to do various woodwork, metalwork and other practical tasks themselves, so come along and learn some new skills, or just have cuppa and chat.

Everyone is welcome to club night meetings on the second Tuesday of the month. We look forward to seeing you.

Mike Wrottesley, BlewShed secretary