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 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.
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.
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 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.
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, opposite the Old Wyong Milk Factory.
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.
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.
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.