We enjoy taking a stand at Logierait Market amongst the fantastic local talent being showcased there each month. Being an active part of the community and raising the profile of The Workshop is as good a reason to be there as selling products.
Many people have a manufacturing idea or two that they have ‘shelved’ for want of knowing where to start in terms of making it happen. Simply talking through people’s ideas and watching them materialise before our eyes is as interesting as it is rewarding. And it’s always nice to be able to answer a question beginning ‘Can you …’ with ‘yes, we can!’.
One such conversation started with questions about our welding capabilities and a discussion around moving felled or fallen timber to a point where it could be sawn. The idea of a Log Arch was born and it provided a fantastic final project for one of our young employees who has learned to MIG and Manual Metal Arc weld during his time with The Workshop. We didn’t waste time trying to design our own model but instead bought some drawings online and made our own tweaks to suit the particular Quad Bike. The Log Arch will be able to lift a 5m x 0.65m log using only a Quad Bike to tow it out thus minimising any landscape damage.
Gemma Henderson is the Business Manager at The Workshop Aberfeldy. Always inspired by the variety of products that 'walk through the door', this blog highlights some of the more interesting projects that are created here in The Workshop.