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.
As part of the building and installation of a viewing platform at the Long Jetty RSL Sub-branch museum, shed members also installed a series of large photos into the room. The pictures complement and inform the display.
Shed members recently completed the full restoration of two iron and timber garden benches. The metal brackets were stripped back to bare metal and given new coast of paint. The timber slats were replaced with new outdoor-grade slats and the benches now look very stylish.
Both benches should now provide years of support in the lucky owners garden.
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 to ensure your name is on a roster if you’re planning to attend.
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 other fixtures of the garden.
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 resume pride of place at the surf club.