ONCE a discarded and long forgotten piece of equipment, an historic sulky has now been restored to its former glory.
The work was completed by the Leeton Men's Shed at the request of resident Billy Giorcelli who found the old sulky in ruins in a farm paddock.
The gig was in pieces before being restored, with the timber rotten, but the steelwork remained.
Mrs Giorcelli decided while it was a mess to start with, the sulky was worth saving.
That is when she decided to approach the Leeton Men's Shed to see how they could help her as a paying customer.
Men's Shed member Jock Hamilton was the main man in charge of the project.
"We stripped it and re-made all of the timber work," he said.
"We had all the metal sandblasted and powder coated and put it all together again.
"It's taken about three or four months to do all of the work, but we've really enjoyed it."
Mrs Giorcelli visited the shed last week for the unveiling of the project and was rendered speechless by the final result.
"It's just amazing ... there was actually nothing of it when we brought it here, it was just rotten," she said.
"How they even got it to look like this, is just mind blowing.
"I can't believe it.
"We plan to actually use it on the farm.
"We're going to be breaking in a little trotter with it and then we'll just keep using it after that."
The Leeton Men's Shed is able to take on all kinds of different projects, with paying customers assisting the facility to keep running and members busy at the same time.
Members have also been busily preparing and making Christmas gifts for the community to purchase in the lead up to Christmas.
There's everything from perfectly crafted wooden toys and salad bowls to platter boards, clocks, jewellery boxes and more.
Some of the items are on display in Pine Avenue at the moment, with the Leeton Community Op Shop to also have a window display of the range.
Anyone interested in purchasing any of the items can contact the shed during weekdays to discuss doing so.