Hi all. thought we'd share a bit of what else has been done. This time Tim has made a light bar for Pam"s quilting machine. Started with research into LED strips then 18 months ago Tim took a walk in the 15 year old bluegum plantings and found the smallest diameter one for the bar. He cut the smallest one because it needs to be very strong so it can span the 4.2 metres (the slowest growing tree is the strongest). Then cut it to length, strip the bark off and route out a 20mm groove to take the LED's then rap it and put it away to season (dry)........tick tok tick tok.....tick tok tick tok.....18 months later and found a couple balusters in the shed; cut mortices in the balusters and tenons on each end of the bar. He then fitted the steal tubing to make brackets to fit at the bottom of the balusters to slip into the frames square tubing (nice of them to have a piece in exactly the right place on the machine's frame). Clean up all the timber, sand it down and fit the LED's and a switch, finish in Danish oil; done! Fit it to the machine frame. Happy anniversary Pam!!
OK: so who's checked out the facebook page? If you had you would have seen the work being done to dining rooms with a shift around and restoration of 3 sets of chairs. These have now been placed in their respective cottages.
Lots of work done but well worth it.
If you happen to be coming to the MT. on the weekend of the 27th or just looking for somewhere to go then you could do worse than stay with us and head in to town and check out the "Fork& cork, Mount Gambier food and wine festival 2015".
The City of Mt Gambier has recently opened the latest park in the city. The old railway land was given to the city and it has been refurbished. There have also (since then) been some events held there including some pop-ups. You just never know what's going to "pop up". This week it was a karaoke night. For all you punters there's the "Pacing Gold Cup" on the 27th Feb.