Dalmeny Deviates donate to Narooma Men’s Shed

NEW LATHE: Pictured with the new mini wood lathe are Narooma Men's Shed members Harry "Howie" Hammond, president Wal Sheehan, Dick Nagle, Dalmeny Deviates representative Ken Shepherd and Chas Rogers.
NEW LATHE: Pictured with the new mini wood lathe are Narooma Men's Shed members Harry "Howie" Hammond, president Wal Sheehan, Dick Nagle, Dalmeny Deviates representative Ken Shepherd and Chas Rogers.

The Dalmeny Deviates have donated $500 to the Narooma Men’s Shed that has gone toward a new mini wood lathe popular with all the woodworkers.

Deviates representative and Men’s Shed member Ken Shepherd said the funds were collected at the Deviates annual bowls day at Club Narooma in September.

The Deviates group was formed in 1978 and this year they will be celebrating 40 years of helping raise funds for local groups and doing good community work.

Narooma Men’s Shed president Wal Sheehan said the donation would go toward the recent purchase of a smaller wood lathe that would now be used for about 50 per cent of the members’ woodturning projects.

The smaller lather could also be used to train novices before they moved to the larger lathes and also had fittings to do very small, fine projects.

“It will do about 50 per cent of our lathe work and also be used to train people and we have a special chuck to do very small projects like pens,” Mr Sheehan said.

There was a lot going on at the Men’s Shed including a new program were members adopt an “older bloke” who might be at home alone or in a nursing home. 

Funding from the Eurobodalla mayor’s office would allow the old blokes to be brought to the shed by taxi, where they could spend the day being looked after and kept busy by the members.

Stop in at the Men's Shed on Glasshouse Rocks Road anytime between 8.30am and 4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays to get involved or just check things out with no commitment necessary. 

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