Shed members have been busy all year, planning, designing, constructing and installing new gates for The Shed. The old metal gates had served us well but were showing their age, with rust becoming an issue. The new gates (single and double) are Shed-built merbau timber frames with locally fabricated metal insets. The new gates lookContinue reading “New gates for The Shed”
Shed member Bruce has recently completed this model of The Titanic. Great attention to detail Bruce, well done.
In 2020 The Entrance Men’s Shed built a collection of “big” chairs for Central Coast Council: https://theentrancemensshed.com.au/2020/12/15/large-chairs-for-central-coast-council/. These chairs were painted by local artists and installed at local beaches and foreshores. The Woy Woy chair has recently been in for repairs and shed member Bob took the opportunity to visit the other chair sites toContinue reading “Repairs to big chairs”
On the 20th of December members of The Entrance Men’s Shed enjoyed a buffet lunch to round out the 2021 calendar year. Shed members enjoyed food and drinks from The Kettle Black Cafe, located in the grounds of The Entrance Community Centre. The recent prolonged wet weather cleared up on cue letting everyone enjoy theContinue reading “2021 Christmas Lunch”
Members of The Entrance Men’s Shed have been busy over the last few weeks , building portable outdoor dining tables (12) and seating benches (26) for Central Coast Council. Council is planning to use the tables and benches in outdoor community dining settings around the Central Coast. For this use it was important that bothContinue reading “Outdoor tables and benches for Council”
Shed member Keith has been busy working on a timber and brass-inlay jewellery box. He’s recently finished the project and the end result is a very stylish storage space for jewellery.
The Entrance Men’s Shed held its 2021 Annual General Meeting on the 29th of October 2021. All financial members were invited to attend, and a sausage sizzle was held afterwards to celebrate the new committee members. The new shed Committee officeholders are: President – Bob Ihlein, Vice President – Ken Yeatman, Secretary – Richard Threlfo,Continue reading “2021 Annual General Meeting”
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 (2)”
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 (1)”
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 on the 29th of October 2021 at 10:45am. 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 Shed are welcome to attend. For further information,Continue 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