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Donna 19th Jul 2012

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Hi Carol,
You can purchase fiddle boards from
but you can make them much cheaper yourself. I recently purchased wooden nuts & bolts kit for $16 from
I have 6 fiddle boards in our special wings.I got all the timber donated and Bunnings donated the odds and ends to mount on the boards.
One of our residents painted up the boards, and screwed everything in place with a little assistance from us marking out what we wanted where, and cutting off any screws from behind. We had a hinged door front with door knob on them, with pictures on the inside of tools and other things they would of had in their own workshops to promote further conversation and reminsicing opportunities. Found it well worth the effort. The other thing I do is we have a woodworking morning tea out in the courtyard where the men sand wooden bolcks to make childrens toys. A few just watch and say they are the supervisors. Lots of fun!

Regards Donna.

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