A Taste of Toukley

Central Coast Council recently held the Toukley town-centre celebration “A Taste of Toukley”. The event was described by Shari from the Council: “Taste of Toukley is an activation designed to celebrate the best of Toukley by showcasing the diversity of cuisine and business offerings available in Toukley. Five local restaurants will be providing a limitedContinue reading “A Taste of Toukley”

New gates for The Shed

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”

Repairs to big chairs

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”

Outdoor tables and benches for Council

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”

2021 Annual General Meeting

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”

Revisiting a 2012 shed project

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 lockdown projects (2)

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)”

Shed lockdown projects (1)

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)”