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News - September 2020 (part 3)

By John Pegram (Secretary) Christchurch Men's Shed

Sunday, 25 October 2020


Christchurch Men's Shed Contributor


What has everyone been getting up to during the lockdown?
Jerry has been out chasing the birds although this one is confusingly called Peter
I repaired a rolling pin for one of our members
The right hand handle was broken off and missing, so a new handle and spindle were turned and epoxied in place.
As the left hand handle is already painted red, I suggested that the new handle should be green - that way it's obvious which way round the rolling pin should be used.
New TV Programmes of Interest
Les Mercer suggests a new program on the Sky History channel which started on Thursday this week at 9.00 pm
The Chop, Britain's Best Woodworker
Also look out for a forthcoming programme on Channel 4
Good With Wood hosted by Mel Geidroyc
Les also suggested this might be a good time to dust out our wills and see if they are up to date - or maybe to think about setting up an enduring power of attorney.
(best to get things set up while still reasonably compos mentis)
Donation of Tools and Clock Repair
Keith Vinycomb has received a donation of tools for the shed together with a request for help with the repair of a pendulum wall clock.
Can anyone help with this - I realise that clock repairs are a bit specialist (I've watched Steve Fletcher on the repair shop) but we might have a closet horologist amongst our members or maybe someone they could recommend.
The Wrap-up
So now winter is coming and it is almost the run up to Christmas and time for Santa's elves to get to work on gifts for the family - also a good time to start dropping hints about those tools you always wanted - (the new Axminster catalogue is out)
I bought a small oil filled radiator for the home shed from Screwfix - I don't usually feel the cold when I am working, but I found that just standing by the lathe doesn't generate any body heat!
And don't forget our Facebook page for keeping in touch and showing off your latest projects.
It's a closed page for CMS members only, so search for Christchurch Mens shed (note the spelling) and post a request asking to be accepted. It's not difficult, even Barry can do it!
If you want to have a say about anything shed related in the next newsletter, send it to me at [email protected]
I will aim for the next Shed News being a Christmas / New Year edition unless something newsworthy happens in the meantime.
John Pegram
Christchurch Men's Shed

Contact Information

Robin Heels (Secretary)

  • 07547922246
Registered charity number 1175104

Find Christchurch Men's Shed

Greystones House, Waterford Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5JL


Additional Information

Located in the Lower Hall of The Old School. The Old School is near Highcliffe Medical Centre and opposite Highcliffe Play Park by the pedestrian light controlled crossing.