Shed’s work sell­ing

Alpine Observer - - News -

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.

PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

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.

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