Club Projects

 
A race track for mice!!!...
 
A bridge for the kids at the SEU...
 
Fundraiser for the PCYC...
 
Memorial Club reception desk...
 
Rolltop desk restoration...
 
Farrier boxes...
 
Coffee table...
 
Rodeo trophies...

 

ill titleA mouse racing track!!!...

 
The club gets all sorts of requests but we just couldn't refuse when Sunflower Queen entrant, Liana Pennisi, asked if we could make a mouse race track to help with her fundraising. While we didn't have a clue what one looked like, a bit of Googling and brainstorming came up with the fold-up, transportable version pictured here that will hopefully be seen around Emerald fundraisers for years to come!
 
 
Handing the track over to Liana.
 
 
And they're off in the 2014 Emerald Rodent Cup....
 
 
... and the crowd loved it!

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ill titleA bridge for the kids at the SEU...

 
The club was asked by the Special Education Unit at the local High school if we could help out in trying to make their small yard a bit more interesting for the kids. A planter box was the first installation followed by the bridge. The centre section of the bridge was built at Michaels shed (as the clubroom is not quite ready yet) out of Bloodwood and a little bit of BlueGum.  The hardware and ready-mix were kindly provided by Emerald Mitre10.
The centre section being concreted in place.
 
"Oi!, not too much in there now!!" 
Digging footings for the first ramp.
 
"You just keep leaning on that shovel and let me do all the hard work lad!"     
Cleaning up some Bloodwood for the decking.
 
"Ouch - how did I get ALL me fingers stuck in here!!!"
One ramp nearly done and the second underway.
 
 "Look busy boys - he's got the camera out again!"
 
Done for the day.
 
Getting some oil on it.
 
All done.
 
The planter box we installed a few weeks earlier.
The crew (left to right)....
Vern, Kev, Graham, John, Michael, Ern
Barry and Don also helped but weren't there for the photo.

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A fundraiser/demo day outside the local hardware shop. The rustic-style bar was raffled off with half the proceeds going to the PCYC.
 
Club President handing the raffle proceeds over to the PCYC.
The club secretary (right) congratulating the lucky ticket holder. Odd that! - he looks just like one of the club members?!?!

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ill titleMemorial Club reception desk...

 
The club have held a few fundraising events around town and worked on a few projects to raise money for the club. Visitors to the Emerald Memorial Club used to be greeted at a reception desk built by the club as one of these projects.  Unfortunately the club has since folded.

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ill titleRolltop desk restoration...

 
A couple of likely lads working on the roll-top desk.  

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The local Agricultural College needed 15 new farrier boxes for the students so the club offered to help out.
 
 
The assembly line.
 
 
Turning some handles
 
 
Quality control.
 
 
"Of course I'm sure it's the right green!!!"
 
 
A completed box with tools.
 
 
Handing the boxes over to the college.
 
 
Some of the crew with the finished batch.

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One of the local primary schools wanted a coffee table to raffle at the annual Arts & Crafts Fair....
 
Getting some finish on it.
 
Ready to raffle!

 

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These are the trophies the club made for the Twin Hills Rodeo - a long standing tradition means they are always made from Gidgee ....

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