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  Dorchester Men's Shed : Our Latest Projects

Jan 2016

The dinghy restoration continues well. Sections replaced. cracks repaired and the outside stripped and revarnished with 6 coats of yacht varnish. Now onto doing the interior!

Project Clinker boatProject Clinker boat

Dec 2015

We completed, together with painters from Future Roots, 14 nativity figures for the Quiet Space in Poundbury. The figures were handed over to the Mayor of Dorchester who passed them on to the Quiet Space.

Nativity figures

An old Dolls House was refubished in time for Christmas. This involved a structural repair, new windows and complete repaint. Our work was very well received.

Doll's HouseDoll's House

Doll's HouseDoll's House

Projects Update Nov 2015

We have the dolls house which needs to be ready for Christmas.

We have just received the clinker boat for restoration, photo below. This is required in the Spring. It needs some wood replacement, stripping off the varnish, re-caulking the planks and finally varnishing. Plenty of work for us to learn on.

Don't forget we also have the rocking horse to finish.

Project Clinker boat

Project Judge Jeffries Update

We have now finished our Judge Jeffries project, see pics below.

Project Judge JeffriesProject Judge Jeffries

Project Judge Jeffries

We have been asked to make a new frame for the old Judge Jeffries pub sign from Upper High Street West, Dorchester. The old frame was made in soft wood and is now rotten. We will replace this with hardwood, painted to match the original.

If anyone is interested in assisting with the mortice and tenon joints, please contact us.

Project Judge JeffriesProject Judge Jeffries

Other Projects

We have many varied projects including repairing an old clinker built dinghy, refurbishing a portacabin as a club room, repairing an old kitchen table and the restoration of a rocking horse.

Project Rocking HorseDicussing projects with the Mayor
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