Don Reeves

The Shed - - Magnetic Sweeper -

Don is one of the found­ing mem­bers of the Hal­swell Men­zshed. He em­i­grated from Eng­land in 1972 and has spent 55 years as a pre­ci­sion tool maker. His skills as an en­gi­neer have been put to good use in the shed, where he has built a va­ri­ety of tools for shed mem­bers to use. The most re­cent is a metal ring roller. This is ca­pa­ble of bend­ing rounds, flats, and square-sec­tion tub­ing and is a joy to use. His skill on the wood lathe is amaz­ing. His wooden fruit and seg­mented bowls are real works of art. Tiny seg­ments of wood are in­di­vid­u­ally glued to­gether and then the whole assem­bly is turned in­side and out on the lathe — a very skilled op­er­a­tion in which the slight­est mis­cal­cu­la­tion with the chisel will re­sult in dis­as­ter, and the test of a true crafts­man. His love of pre­ci­sion work ex­tends to his mak­ing pens from all va­ri­eties of wood. He sells these to raise funds for char­i­ties. These make beau­ti­ful gifts — if you want one for that spe­cial per­son in your life, you can con­tact Don at don­al­

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