Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Men's Shed Inventor Chalks Up a Winner

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Men's Shed Inventor Chalks Up a Winner

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Byline: Nicole Everett

THE mateship formed at the Coral Coast Men's Shed has resulted in an ingenious invention, which will allow one-armed people to play a game of pool with ease.

Coral Coast Men's Shed president Michael Garrett said he was inspired to create the pool cue-holding device after the shed received a pool table.

He said the men from the shed were refurbishing the donated pool table and he thought it would be nice if everyone, regardless of disabilities, could play a game.

aThe Men's Shed is about helping men in our community,a he said.

aThe device is a little cue rest that you can adjust the angle of the rest and when you pick up the pool cue it stays attached to the pool rest.a

Mr Garrett said his prototype had a nylon base and a stainless steel riser that the pool cue sits in.

aIt is nothing flash but it does the job,a he said.

aIt provides a stable rest and you can really slam the ball as there is enough weight to stabilise and support it. …

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