Boorowa Men’s Den Take On An 1890s Wheat Stripper

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix


Ken Bush from Boorowa Men’s Den pictured repairing the 1890s wheat stripper. Photo by John Dymock.

The blokes at Boorowa Men’s Den have been busy renovating chairs and tables, starting on a writing desk and delivering a repaired 1890s wheat stripper.

Ken Chudleigh donated the stripper to the Boorowa Historical Museum from where it found its way to the shed for a renovation job.

All of the weathered timber, both internal and external, needed to be replaced and the men had to straighten the steel frame and loosen the shaft bearings.

Den member, John Dymock said the machine was finally delivered to the Museum under the careful eye of moving contract Allan Banks last week, with assistance from Will Kelly, Eddie Corcoran, Ken Bush and others.

“We have recently installed new sanders and a you-beaut timber jointer,” John said.

“While all this was going on, the discussion and coffee consumption continued in the room of knowledge.”

“An elderly solid timber table has been donated for use outside in the area between the sheds.”

“This has been sanded back to its original timber and the shed logo burnt into the side rails by Brett Sandford.

“We always welcome new members or just anyone who wishes to come to the Showground and see what goes on.”

The shed opens Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am to 12 noon.

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