Shed’s work selling
IT seems Myrtleford isn’t the only Men’s Shed keen to make some money off their handy work with Bright also now selling some of their high-quality creations.
In recent months Bright Men’s Shed has sold wooden items through the Bright Art Gallery something their Myrtleford counterparts have done for several years, retailing furniture at markets and now through the local camping shop.
Bright Men’s Shed member Ed Rozitis said it had so far been a success with members making products for personal use and others to be sold.
“The blokes get to knock out a few things for themselves or their family and then the next thing has to be for the Men’s Shed,” he said.
“It’s going well, we have some stuff at the gallery all the time, things like small boxes, cup holders made out of two or three different types of timber, and bowls with and without lids.”
Mr Rozitis said there were about six regular wood workers at the shed and almost a machine for each of them.
“We’ve got five lathes now after recently purchasing another,” he said.
“They aren’t cheap at about $1100 each but the money we make from selling some of our work goes back to the shed to buy new tools and other things.”
Mr Rozitis recently made a fruit bowl from Tasmanian Huon Pine which was raffled at Bright’s Biggest Morning Tea event last Thursday.
HANDMADE: Lory Torero (left) recently thanked Men’s Shed members Ed Rozitis (centre) and Milton Miller for a donation for Bright’s Biggest Morning Tea.