Lybster Tool Shed project is now up and running.
A 30ft (914cm) x 16ft (488cm) modular building/tool shed has been installed within the grounds at Seaview House. Disabled access work began in April 2017 and has now been completed
The main purpose of the Tool Shed is for learning new skills, wood lathe work, wood engraving, wood work, picture framing, recycling and upcycling, dry stone walling, paths, disabled access, cement preparation, to name a few.
The philosophy behind the scheme is to create an ‘intergenerational’ project where young and old can meet up informally and share and teach their skills to one another. In addition to informal gatherings, the building would be used for non formal teaching where residents who freely pass on their wealth of skills and experience to others, can also benefit from new skills themselves. Although the scheme is loosely based on the ‘men’s shed’ concept, our scheme is open to males and females.
LLCCDC see this as an organic project that will develop over time and naturally progress as a result of continual consultation, which will determine the future direction of the scheme.
LLCCDC are currently developing funding applications for the purpose of launching a three year programme in 2018. In the meantime, we are offering taster courses leading up to our launch next year. We also see the pilot courses as a means of gauging interest, as well as being a valuable consultative tool for future development
Pilot Courses already completed or progressing
- Dry stone walling course at Lybster Golf Course. Click here for an update
- Bench repair and maintenance, painting and varnishing at Lybster Outdoor Bowling Club. Click here to see finished work
- Introduction to wood lathe work.
Future Pilot Courses:(2017/18)
Below are a number of pilot courses we will be hoping to develop later in the year and into next year (funding permitting). It is envisaged that these taster courses will also provide us with the supporting evidence required to secure long term funding and to launch the full scheme in 2018
- Woodwork & metalwork classes
- Upcycling furniture.
- Picture Framing (to compliment our existing art & photography classes)
- Bench repair, maintenance and painting.
- Garden shed repair, maintenance and painting.
- Path repair and maintenance.
- Dry stone wall repairs.
- Cement preparation
- Health & safety training
- First aid at work
- Fire safety training
If you have a few hours spare and would like to join us, please contact Eric on 01592 721283