As well as Mental Health Awareness training, work carried on regardless at Staithes Shed with a depleted number.
The focus was the wooden shed we have started working on. No photos but here’s part of a detailed account from Shedder Malcolm . . . .
“I gave Tom a hand. We cleared the back wall with the exception of both corners. There are two plywood hinged tables about 8′ x 2′ attached to the gable end walls that need to be removed to give access to the corners for reinforcing and sheeting. This can’t be done without removing the mountain of wood [inside]. An alternative would be to use a circular saw to cut off the ends of the tables which project into the corners.
Tom and I made a start cutting to length 6′ four uprights and have sorted out various lengths ready for cutting.
Ken from Scaling has taken the router home to remove/fix a ball bearing.
This coming Thursday, I may pop over to Aldi. They are selling quite a lot of wood working tools/gear which may/may not be of use for me. I think there may be a planer/thicknesser on sale.”
This may not sound interesting to many, but our hearts sing as wood is thrown about!!
Tuesday at Whitby saw two new men come out of the blue.
Colin is a bored house husband whose wife works some days. She packed him off to us after discovering Sheds exist. He makes automata – would you believe! [look up the word].
The other was Bob who thoroughly enjoyed his time. Having noticed tea light candles he set to making a candle holder tray. Stand drill, electric drill, sandpaper and a chisel were all involved. He began to learn some good skills and took home his trophy!
Sister Hannah came in for ten minutes with a colleague who hailed from Newcastle. They took away a number of our postcards to give to a group who are staying at the Priory on retreat.
The Thursday Sheds in Littlebeck, Staithes and BayThorpe each had a new attender more or less out of the blue.
The word is getting around.
At Staithes we got stuck into clearing out the wooden shed of the wood “mountain” – locally known as Tom’s Stack! Here are some photos starting with one of a red door, newly painted. Maggie painted it beautifully with no runs or blemishes.
Opinion Oct 10
Today’s Whitby Gazette carries Graham’s Opinion piece about Frome’s Compassionate Community.
Hard on the heels of the Gazette article on Frome came a piece in a quarterly interdenominational magazine for churches in rural areas. It is about the evolution of our adult Sheds into work with children and young people, the Kidz Making Good programme.