Canning men’s shed’s wooden animal project to benefit scouts

Philip Kitney from Flecknoe (centre) with Men’s Shed members Don Buchanan and Henry Copeland. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Philip Kitney from Flecknoe (centre) with Men’s Shed members Don Buchanan and Henry Copeland. Picture: Martin Kennealey

A JOINT effort between local industry and a community group will see 900 small wooden animals created for the WA Scouts.

The Canning Men’s Shed in Shelley is in the throes of creating a total of 900 wolves, bears and elephants with the assistance of Willetton-based machinery manufacturer Flecknoe and its industrial CNC router machine used to cut the animals from MDF board.

Club president Don Buchanan said the Men’s Shed had received $2700 from Scouts WA and $500 from the City of Canning for the project.

He said once the scout order was completed, Shed volunteers would continue to make a series of wooden animals in time for Christmas.

People interested in buying a wooden animal for $3 each or an animal train kit for $7 can contact the Canning Men’s Shed by email at canningmensshed@gmail.com or by calling 0418 504 261.