Turning the Mallet

When community works like it should!

 The mallets in our woodwork room have been a bit tired and worn, like the one in the photo below. They were made many years ago from Tallowood and most were nearing the end of their life. So John Boxtel, our woodwork teacher, approached The Bellingen Men’s Shed to see if they could help us out by turning some new ones. It was perfect timing because Paul Holding (who is also the principal of Bellingen High School) was looking for projects for his woodturning demonstrations at The Bello Show! John supplied the timber which came from a large old tree which fell down in a storm on John’s property in the Thora valley about 5 years ago. John had milled and dried the timber himself. And now we have these wonderful new mallets. and another fabulous connection forged in our community.

New Mallets