For the love of wood, they came, saw and hammered

WARRNAMBOOL Triton Woodworkers group has taken a hammer to goodwill.

The social club for power tool-wielding men used its skills this week to restore a small, old barn at Flagstaff Hill.

Rotting wood was ripped out and new hardwood nailed back in as the 12-man team applied its skills to the shingle roof. 

It’s not the first time the group has carried its tools into the village to improve the tourist venue.

But Tritons president Len Byron said the group needed no thanks, particularly when the barn is only used by two sheep.

“It’s the love of working with wood and creating things out of wood,” Mr Byron said. 

Keeping with the tradition, the group trucked in hardwood to thatch the barn. “We’ve also just finished four barbecue tables at Paynes Recreation Reserve,” he said. 

Hours are spent in the group’s workshop each week piecing together items for its stall at the Warrnambool traders’ market. 

But it’s all just a bit of practice in the lead-up to the Fun4Kids Festival when members will saw through eight tonnes of timber to create 9000 toy kits.

s.mccomish@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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