Introducing a new machine

This week the MenShed team commissioned a new machine at the Wanaka Community Workshop.

The new machine is a planer thicknessor – a presision tool which will permit the team to upcycle timber as well as improve the quality of our products.

The machine was purchased with a grant from the Queenstown Lakes District Council. The mobile base upon which it stands was purchased with a grant from the Wanaka Rotary Club.

We are fortunate to be part of a wider community so supportive of the Wanaka Community Workshop, its values and actions.

Thanks to Caleb, a visitor to Wanaka who is familiar with how to get the best out of the machine, we held our first training session for those who will use the new machine.

More training will follow as the first users try out what we expect to become a key capacity in our workshop.