During the recent COVID lockdown shed member Ken constructed this beautiful and intricate wooden and brass kaleidoscope. Ken created the whole thing in his garage workshop and reports it took a steady hand to cut the matching wooden detail work.
Following the lifting of COVID restrictions by the NSW Government, The Entrance Men’s Shed will re-open on the 11th of October 2021. For the first few weeks after re-opening the shed will need to manage numbers through an attendance roster. Please contact the shed committee to add your name to the roster.
Shed member Richard has been busy during lockdown making a range of high-quality woodworking projects, including gifts for friends and family. The captions below describe these projects in more detail.
During lockdown shed member Bob has enjoyed walking for exercise and encourages all of us who can to do the same. On a recent walk he went past the site of a shed project from 2012, “Tubby’s Cubby” installed on the grounds of a nursing home at Killarney Vale. Bob is pleased to report theContinue reading “Revisiting a 2012 shed project”
Shed member Geoff has been busy constructing a beautiful wooden urn. It contains almost 600 (!) pieces of timber. Great work Geoff!
Shed member Rem has been busy during lockdown stripping back to the original finish on a timber dining table on his deck and re-coating it with a more durable marine grade satin varnish. Rem reports success using an Aldi spray gun which works surprisingly well. As with any painting project the longest part was the preparation!Continue reading “Shed lockdown projects (II)”
During what feels like a very long COVID lockdown, shed members have been busy working on projects around their homes. Here’s the first of these: a bench restoration project from shed member Bob. Bob notes that he has had the bench for 20 years, but this is its best restoration. Before lockdown shed member RobContinue reading “Shed lockdown projects (I)”
The NSW Government has directed that non-essential organisations must observe a COVID-19 shutdown. The affected area includes the Central Coast and as a result the shed will close until further notice. The shed committee will issue further updates closer to any planned reopening date.
The Entrance Men’s Shed will be holding its Annual General Meeting at a date and time to be announced after the NSW COVID lockdowns have ended. The AGM will be held at The Entrance Men’s Shed, in the grounds of the Entrance Community Centre, 15 Battley Ave, The Entrance. All financial members of The ShedContinue reading “Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting”
Shed members recently constructed a rustic style timber front and side for the serving counter at the Kettle Black Cafe. The cafe has recently opened in the grounds of the Entrance Community Center.
Here’s a selection of projects that shed members have been working on during May 2021. They include Bob’s turned bowl, Alfred’s wooden toolbox and under-bed storage boxes for a local community member.
On the 14th of May The Entrance Men’s Shed Committee President Bruce Crouch met the NSW Premier, The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and the Member for Terrigal, Mr. Adam Crouch MP. Both politicians were visiting the Bateau Bay Men’s Shed.
On the 30th of April 2021 ten shed members enjoyed a trip to the National Maritime Museum on Sydney Harbour. Members had a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring the historic ships and the many other fascinating exhibits at the museum
The organisers of the Rebikes101 organization at Alison Homestead Men’s Shed would like to remind everyone that if you have a bicycle you’d like to donate, it can be reconditioned and enjoy a new life in the community via charities, schools, clubs and other organisations. Drop-off point is at the entrance to Alison Homestead, oppositeContinue reading “Bike recycling at Alison Homestead Men’s Shed”
We recently received this kind feedback from Amy: Bruce’s wonderful rocking horse (“Bullseye Bruce”):
Shed Members undertook a shed cleanup on the morning of the 23rd December 2020. After cleanup members enjoyed a BBQ lunch and a few light beers to finish off the (challenging) 2020 calendar year. Best wishes for all for a happy and healthy 2021 from all of us at the Entrance Men’s Shed!
We had a request to fit bumper bars and manufacture a steering wheel for this Volkswagen pedal car. A Christmas present for a lucky local three year old.
Shed member Jim Ryan very kindly donated a large toolkit to the shed, which was raffled off during December to raise funds for shed operations.
In 2019 Central Coast Council approached The Entrance Men’s Shed to construct two larger-than-life “big chairs” to be installed on Council land, under this program: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/news/its-been-big-yeartake-big-seat . Later in 2020 shed members constructed a further three big chairs and all five have now been installed on local beaches and foreshores. All the chairs have beenContinue reading “Large chairs for Central Coast Council”
The President of the Towoon Bay SLSC recently approached the Men’s Shed to construct a window artwork showing a Greek Mediterranean scene. Phil was taken with the beauty of the region while visiting and wanted a reminder of that experience here on the Central Coast. In December 2020 shed members designed and constructed a windowContinue reading “A view on the Mediterranean”