End of Year Roundup
With so many projects on the go its hard to keep track of them all so here are some of those that were completed before xmas
John P bought these relics back to life
The athletic club has a new long jump launching pad.
They came, battered and broken and after a lot of tender loving care came back to life complete with logos and a pristine paint finish – a lot of our members wanted to test drive them. Its a pity we didn’t take a before photo . The exercise involved lots of metal work and welding, plastic moulding, wood-turning, spray painting and of course adaption of sundry parts – a work of art so well done Terry, Ray and John. The recipient has been supplying us with surplus nuts, bolts, and washers of all shapes and sizes so we believe both parties have benefitted by the exchange.
While there are always request for community projects, members are constantly encouraged to bring along their own projects and, for once, John started and completed one of his own ideas.
As could be expected this was never going to be a straight forward simple project but one that kept those observing from a distance guessing what it was all about.
Puzzle solved – it’s a shoe rack
We were asked if we could make a model for the proposed new building in Paraparaumu for the Wellington Free Ambulance
More Penguin Nesting Boxes
A December 2015 question “do we make penguin nesting boxes” from the Kapiti Biodiversity Restoration group was enthusiastically received as we raced to find the drawings of our earlier version. It was only when the request for 40 was communicated that we realised what we had let ourselves into and so we said we would see if we could complete some of them before xmas
A team quickly set up a cutting some recycled fence palings and we were able to deliver part of the order pre-xmas as promised.
And then it was 2016 and at our second session the team were straight back into the task and the purpose-bought new timber was soon cut to the required sizes, assembled, painted and delivered .
Items for the Waikanae Tennis club
The Waikanae Tennis club were looking for more seats and tables for their family events and asked for our help