DMSI is an Australian Men's Shed (a fully accredited AMSA/QMSA Member), established in 2018 (at that time, it was the 26th Shed in the Brisbane area). The name Dorrington recognises the original name of this locality, but along with many suburb names, Dorrington disappeared when it was merged into the much larger suburb of Ashgrove. DMSI is slowly developing a wide range of social activities and practical handyman projects, for all ages and backgrounds. The Shed offers facilities for most wood and metal projects.
On Friday 14th December, 27 Members, wives, partners, friends & guests gathered at the Alderley Arms Hotel to celebrate the Shed’s 1st Shed Dinner. Many ladies knew each other from school days and of course Church functions. Two long tables in a semi private area were handsomely decorated by the Hotel Staff, who made us all very welcome and efficiently dealt with the orders in a highly professional manner. The food was high quality and competitively priced. No doubt the Alderley Arms will see a return booking for “Christmas in July” in 2019.
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MIRACLE WORK FARM.
During the month of June, I experimented with the conversion of 150mm diameter stormwater pipe into 750mm cut lengths, with a lathed stopper cap made from recycled pine, retrieved from pallets and elsewhere. 35mm holes were holesawed into the base and the entire unit decorated with random art. This experiment continues with some highly pleasing results. The outcome, with the addition of red worms, has resulted in a working worm farm, ready for garden bed, or planter pot.