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Shed to restore Timber Park exhibits

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Men’s Shed member Ted Taylor and president Francis Hull are happy to be restoring some of the Timber Park’s logging exhibits for people to enjoy for many years to come.
Camera IconManjimup Men’s Shed member Ted Taylor and president Francis Hull are happy to be restoring some of the Timber Park’s logging exhibits for people to enjoy for many years to come. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Manjimup Men’s Shed will restore some of the Timber Park’s iconic logging exhibits to ensure the pieces’ longevity for years to come.

Last week members of the Manjimup Men’s Shed with T.L. Dozing and Fonty’s Hire transported one big jinker and two smaller jinkers, which can be joined, to the Men’s Shed where they will be restored and then returned to the Timber Park.

Men’s Shed president Francis Hull said the project should take about six weeks and would involve replacing the old timber pieces with oiled jarrah.

“Hopefully we can get the pieces to last another 50 years or so,” he said.

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Members from the Men’s Shed also just finished restoring and painting a log bogie from the Timber Park.

“We painted the bogie with heritage-like colours and replaced a 7m piece of timber,” Mr Francis said.

Last year, the Men’s Shed was commissioned by the Manjimup Shire Council to restore the wheels of the timber-hauling whim which was displayed at the Manjimup Visitor Centre.

The project has been put on hold for the moment while the other projects are being completed.

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