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, Treasurer – Darrol Harmer, Assistant Treasurer – Bruce Dexter. Other committee members are Rob Eschbank, Stuart Hungerford (webmaster) and Terry Anderson.

After the AGM shed members came together for these photos. Shed members are sporting new caps from Caterpillar Inc in the US, after receiving shed member Keith’s model of a Caterpillar dump truck.

Shed lockdown projects (4)

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.

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 (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!

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 (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 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 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, 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.