Under the guidance of Skills Specialists at the West Moonah Community Shed, YES Participants have been able to build an array of different timber products for the YES Social Enterprise.
The products that the Participants have designed and manufactured are all made out of Tasmanian timbers and have been hand crafted to a very high standard. So far, they have worked together to make cheeseboards out of Celery Top Pine, Black Heart Sassafras and Myrtle, chopping blocks out of Tasmanian Oak and Karri, wooden spoons out of Huon Pine and sauce bottle holders out of Tasmanian Oak. While most of the products have been team efforts, one Participant has shown exceptional initiative and designed and built his own coffee tables and is now working on making jewellery boxes!
All of the Participants who have been inducted into the Community Shed have developed essential skills in workplace safety, use of machines such as the bandsaw, table saw, lathe and thicknesser as well as the use of hand tools. The skills attained and the opportunity to work in a team at the Community Shed has given each Participant a strong pathway to pursuing a career in the building or carpentry industry.