New Milton Men's Shed

Members 'Stuff'

This is a place where members can submit details of any project (past or present) that they think will be of interest to fellow members, and access the Shed Forum to get information or ask/answer questions. 'Project' in this instance can cover virtually anything e.g. DIY jobs, kids toys, garden project, workshop jobs, motor/motor cycle projects etc.. Anything goes as long as it's interesting.

Members wishing to post 'stuff' on this page please get in touch with me - Clive Lawrence - via the contact page on this web site. A couple or so pictures and some narrative (construction details or interesting/amusing story etc.) is what's required so what are you waiting for!! Sorry no £250 like 'You've been Framed'!

Not had much response about this page. Is anyone looking at it? Let me know.

Better still let me have the details of your 'stuff'!  Clive L

  The idea was suggested by Adrian Duckett at a recent 'on-line chat'.

 

Welcome to a new contribution, this time, from Arthur Clements.

Wall mounted desk – Arthur Clements

Grand-children have long had the knack of twisting grand-parents around their little finger, great-grand-children even more so. Arthur then had no chance when, Hayley mum of great-grand-daughter Layla, asked for help with the making of a wall mounted desk for Layla. The specification was detailed by Layla and a after a few sleepless nights spent working out the detailed design, followed by a trip to B & Q to get the necessary materials, the job was underway. A couple of weeks later the job was done as can be seen in the adjoining photos.

Result – Happy and proud great-grand-daughter Layla, and great-grand-dad Arthur full of satisfaction of a job very well done!

Good one Arthur.

Quick off the mark was Terry Antell who's sent details of a Wooden Rattle which is, according to Terry, 'GREAT for Thursday evenings at 8pm - not sure why but no doubt all will be revealed in due course.1

Wooden Rattle - GREAT for Thursday evenings at 8pm. - Terry Antell
All wood is oak (any hard wood, even hard plastic would do.)
This original was completely made by hand. No lathe, bandsaw, just chisels and glass paper.
Width = 2 1⁄2”,
Length = 8 3⁄8”, Thickness = 7⁄8”
Clacker. 8 1⁄2” long, incl 1⁄8” recess into base where it’s glued in. Width = 1” Thickness =1⁄8”
Handle made from one single piece of wood. Total length = 6 1⁄2”
Small size = 3 1⁄4” by 1⁄2” diameter.
Handle length = 3 1⁄4” Handle thickness = 1”

Cog has 8 teeth. Width = 3⁄4” Cog across width = 1 1⁄2” Cog glued on shaft after assembly.
All 4 corners are dovetail joints & pinned
This was made 1934 by my father for going to speedway events!
The cog & clacker need to be from tough stiff material or they would wear away. This Rattle has many of the cogs worn away on one side, as is the clacker. Spin it the opposite way and it’s fine. (Made before we worked in metric!!)


 

To add a bit of momentum here's my offering for the inaugural issue of the 'Members Stuff' page.

Ellie the Elephant - Clive Lawrence

When my first daughters was a toddler proud Dad that I was made her a wooden 'rocking horse'.

Daughter number 2 came along and proud Dad got to work and made her a wooden 'rocking duck'. Daughter number three gave rise to 'Ellie the Rocking Elephant (pictured here having just received a modest refurb). Thankfully after that the stork must have lost our address so Ellie was last in the line. Little did I know at that time that the 'rockers' would be put in store for future use by our grand children and they are now in store again awaiting the great grand children.

The first rocking toy (the horse) was based on a design published in the 'Woodworker' magazine. The subsequent duck and elephant were adapted from that design.

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