The Entrance Men’s Shed is re-opening from Wednesday June 17th 2020, operating under Central Coast Council’s COVID protocols, i.e. 4 square meters per person. This means there will be limited numbers permitted at the shed at any time and we’ll be operating a roster system for attendance. Please get in touch with Bob Ihlein toContinue reading “Shed Re-opening”
Prior to our COVID shutdown on the 23rf of March 2020, shed member Bruce Crouch had been working on an supportive cement-rendered statue for the ladies managing the “Bears of Hope” garden at the Entrance Community Centre. During the shutdown Bruce completed the statue and installed it into the gardens, where it complements the otherContinue reading “Bears of Hope Garden Statue”
In March 2020 The Entrance Men’s Shed was approached by Towoon Bay SLSC to restore their vintage surf life saving reel (an Australian innovation in surf life saving used at beaches all around the country for many years). Shed members worked together to carefully restore the reel to it’s original condition, allowing it to resumeContinue reading “Restored reel for Towoon Bay SLSC”
The Entrance Men’s Shed was approached by community member Virginia to create a set of wooden cabinets. Design and construction of the cabinets had started when our COVID shutdown began. Undeterred, shed member Ken took the cabinets home and completed them there during the shed shutdown. We’re pleased to report Virginia collected the cabinets andContinue reading “Cabinets for Virginia”
The Entrance Men’s Shed will close until further notice on the 23rd of March 2020. This closure is to comply with Central Coast Council and NSW Government COVID protocols during the pandemic. Hope to see you all again soon!
Shed members Bruce and Bob have constructed a large wooden sign (with burnt lettering) for The Entrance Community Garden. Here’s the sign after installation.
As part of a recent shed trip to the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park, shed members also were able to visit the Catalina flying-boat restoration project being undertaken at the park. Here’s some memories of that visit.
Some shed members undertook a to Rathmines Catalina Flying Boat Restoration project and the Rathmines Catalina Memorial Park. Here’s some memories of the day.
In early 2020 Shed members worked on a variety of personal projects and projects for the local community, including wood turning and precision model making.
Throughout late 2019 shed members undertook a number of community and personal projects. Here’s a selection of these being completed or installed.
On the 27th of November 2009, the then Mayor of Wyong Shire, Cr Bob Graham officially opened The Entrance Men’s Shed. Ten years later the shed invited Bob back to help us celebrate our birthday and this important milestone for the shed. Bob was presented with a hand-turned wooden bowl created at the shed andContinue reading “10th birthday celebrations”
The Entrance Men’s Shed held its 2019 Annual General Meeting on the 5th of July 2019. 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 – Bruce Crouch, Vice President – Ken Yeatman, Secretary – Terry Anderson,Continue reading “2019 Annual General Meeting”
The Entrance Primary School recently approached The Entrance Men’s Shed to construct a trophy cabinet for their collection of awards and trophies. Shed members designed, constructed and installed the new cabinet, which now has pride of place in the school front office.
Shed members constructed an under bed pony stables for a lucky local girl. The stables have been installed ready for their first resident ponies!
Shed members recently designed and constructed a collection of timber, raised garden beds for local community centres at Toukley, Wyong and Watanobbi.
Shed members recently constructed a set of suicide prevention boxes for Homeless No More. We make boxes in batches of ten or so and each set is lovingly constructed in different materials and style. The boxes are filled by Elissa and her colleagues at Homeless No More with items that are intended to support someoneContinue reading “Suicide prevention boxes”
During 2018-2019 Christmas shutdown shed members took the opportunity to give the faithful shed trailer a coat of paint. The trailer now looks ready for action during 2019.
In early 2019 The Entrance Men’s Shed was visited by The NSW Premier, The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian and Liberal Party candidate for The Entrance, Brian Perrem. Shed members were delighted to show the Premier around the shed facilities and to explain the community projects members work towards.
During late 2018 shed member Keith crafted this beautiful wooden model of an MG-A car from complementary types of timber.
During late 2018, shed member Keith built this beautifully detailed wooden F1 racing car model from different kinds of timber. Great work Keith!