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Lion’s Club Honour Board

Posted on June 16, 2017

Lion’s Club Honour Board

Parramatta Lion’s club commissioned Parramatta District Men’s shed (PDMSInc) to build an honour Board that would look very similar to their existing Honour Board. The existing Board was almost full.

After some review of the requirements our shed identified on of members who had considerable skills at this type of project …. although it was may years since he had completed such work. With heart in mouth a quote was prepared and subsequently accepted by the Lion’s club ….. so the work started with many restless nights spent by our expert  ….. worrying if he could really do this. Our executive had great faith in our shed members ability and encouraged him to relax and build it ….

Framework begins

Accuracy was so important in this project with some very fine joint work involved. Our shed expert spent many hours practicing his joinery before the final cut …… He also built some “jigs” to help with the detailed routing required to create fluting in the pillars of the frame.

Detailed flutes and joinery

 

 

Once the frame was completed to satisfaction the infill panels had to be meticulously fitted ….. this required a great deal of patience and precision cutting …. this is where the shed “Festool” equipment came to the forefront. Vertical alignment of the infill panel patterns was also critical.

Infill panels

Alignment of in fill panels

Next was the final sanding and preparation for finishing …. this took many hours of careful hand sanding and finishing in as dust free an environment possible. Several coats of the finishing had to be applied to obtain the professional finish required.

Finishing

Final Product

AND THEN AFTER ALMOST 12 MONTHS of part time work the final product was PROUDLY completed

Final Product and It’s very proud CREATOR

OUR SHED HAS SOME VERY TALENTED MEMBERS, and they love passing on their knowledge and helping other members improve their skills.