Retirement turned Coleam-bally farmer Eddie Rooks from a man without a shed to the president of one.
Mr Rooks is president of the Colearnbally Men's Shed, which formed in February last year and meets each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Coleambally members yesterday met Tarcoola Village Men's Shed in Shepparton.
Tarcoola shed co-ordinator Geoff Baker travelled to the NSW Riverina town two months ago.
"I've known (Coleambally shed member) Neville Anderson since we were kids and when the town started a shed, they wanted some knowledge," Mr Baker said.
"I basically shared what we do in our shed and bought samples of things we make for the local community."
Mr Rooks said the shed had been a productive introduction to Coleambally.
"I was keen to do something after I retired from the farm and I didn't even have a shed at home," he said.
"Geoff came to our shed when we had no expertise with some things.
As printed in the Weekend News on Saturday July 30, 2011.
"We're mainly repairing furniture at the moment. People give furniture to us wrecked and hope it comes back new."
Mr Baker said the Tarcoola Village shed started two-and-a-half years ago and members had crafted toys donated and auctioned for charity. Shed members yesterday enjoyed a barbecue lunch and Tarcoola residents showed their facilities.