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Members of the Gracemere Men's 2020



Barn Doors

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From rough sawn hardwood to dressed timber to the finished barn door.  We have to make up seven for a member of the public who lived in Gracemere and has retired to Woodgate to build a new home and these doors are a feature in the home.

Bench seat restoration project

This bench seat had to be completely pulled apart to allow for sanding of all parts and re glued.  Now it has a light Teak Stain put on it and lacquered to complete the process. This was delivered to a lady in Rockhampton and she was very impressed with the rejuvenated project.

Stanwell Corporation

Above Left is our Thicknesser and the Jointer connected to an overhead dust extraction system.  On the right is the suction pipes with automatic gates that turn on when a machine is being operated and bottom center is the cyclone vacuum unit set up and all this is thanks to the Stanwell Corporation Grants.
 Also the member of the Gracemere Men's Shed would like to acknowledge the donation of money the Stanwell Corporation made to our shed as we were coming out of lockdown  to the Covid-19.  This generous donation made it possible for us to purchase all the extra sanitizing material that was required to keep our shed running safely during these trying times and is ongoing until further notice.  
Thanks to the Management and staff of the Stanwell Corporation for making this possible.

On the left we made up five easels for an Art Exhibition in Rockhampton and on the right eight fruit display stands were made for the Rockhampton Show Society that were used for schools to exhibit fruit produce themes and they were judged on the outcome.


 The above Photos are of wooden horses for a Merry Go Round.  

We have finished all six and the customer was very impressed with the finished product.

Above is a wooden Ironing board complete with a wooden Iron that wooden iron a thing.

Rob had the fittings and with help from Cliff they made up these gold weighing scales using solid red cedar. In the centre they made up a small draw to hold the weights.

Cliff has done an excellent job making up this modified day bed for a local resident of Gracemere.  A lot of timber had to be laminated up to give us the sizes needed to complete the project for the lady who was very pleased with the finished project.
Above is a Jack and Kill seat that we made up for a lady who wanted it made out of hardwood as it is to be used outdoors and to protect it from the weather we oiled it.  This unit looks very good once it was oiled as it bought the grain in the timber out.

This scale model rail road system was in kit form and Tom and Peter "S" put their hands up to take on the project.  It took them many hours of work getting all the details correct.  They had to get the track right then build the tunnel and rail station.  Even the ballast on the tracks looks real. Top job Tom and Peter. Sadly shortly after this photo was taken Tom passed away.

Above is the train set being test run to make sure all the tracks are working and all the points work as they are supposed to do and it all worked to perfection once finished. The boys delivered this to the owner who was overjoyed with the end result when he saw it for the first time.


Above is a cat climbing setup to help amuse a couple of cats in a back yard in Rockhampton.  It is a plan and build as I (Chris Bailey) went along and it seems to be turning out OK so far and we used some indoor/outdoor carpet on the ramps and the top of the two boxes on the bottom. After this it was painted brown and we delivered it by the middle of January.  I took on doing this project between doing  other things in the shed.

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On the left is an Astronomy Chair that Alan and Ron made up from plans a gentleman bought into our shed and they did and excellent job. Centre is four Buddy Seats made up for the Rotary Club of Rockhampton Fitzroy, the steel legs were cut and welded by Lorne and Peter and the timber machined by Col, Chris and Peter then assembled before being oiled ready for the Rotary Club to install them into local schools.  On the right is a number of frames made up for Lysaght Rockhampton to display the older style of roofing iron and the different logos on some of them, thanks to Peter for making these up.      

4 BBQ Tables for Cubs Football  Club

We made up four adult size BBQ tables for the local Cubs Football Club in Gracemere and we finished them with a coating of Raw Linseed Oil and Turps to give them a clear finish to enhance the grain of the timber and also protection from the weather.

End of Year Dinner at Gracemere Bowls Club

 Once again we have enjoyed a great night at the Gracemere Bowls Club for the members and their partners to celebrate a fantastic year of progress at our Gracemere Men's Shed Inc.  This year we had 38 attending.  Top marks to the five members of the Bowls Club who set up the venue for us and the meals were excellent this year.   A big thanks to the Gracemere Bowls Club who put in a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make the night so successful for us.

 With venue being air conditioned it made our night so much more enjoyable and all members said they would like to hold next years dinner there for the end 0f 2021.  Our lucky door prize was won by Col West and our $50 dollar meat tray was won by Ian Lovegrove.

The meat tray was kindly donated by Bucko's Beef City Meats in the Gracemere Shopping World, we thank them very much and ask the locals to support them.  On the right above was two gentlemen soaking up the atmosphere in more ways than one.