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 the structure is still going strong.

Shed lockdown projects (II)

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!

As we can see below Rem also fitted an oil catch-can on an Abarth 124 Spider to stop oil getting into the air filter and ultimately the turbo intake.

Shed lockdown projects (I)

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 Rob sandblasted the bench and undercoated the metal parts. Bob has since sanded the wooden slats, painted them and sprayed the metal parts.

Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting

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 Shed are welcome to attend. For further information, membership forms and committee nomination forms please contact the shed at the above address or by phone on (02) 4332 1023.

Recent projects at the shed (May 2021)

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.

Bike recycling at Alison Homestead Men’s Shed

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, opposite the Old Wyong Milk Factory.

Large chairs for Central Coast Council

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 been decorated by Central Coast community groups and look terrific in their new homes.

A view on the Mediterranean

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 window with a large format photograph placed behind to complete the illusion.

Rocking horse passed down through generations

The Entrance Men’s Shed members recently completed refurbishment of a vintage rocking horse for a local family. The rocking horse was originally owned and used by the family Grandmother, who passed it onto her daughter. After approaching the men’s shed to refurbish the horse her daughter (now a mother herself) has passed it onto her young daughter.

This is a wonderful community family connection that shed members were delighted to support.