Cabinets for Virginia

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 and is delighted with them. Thanks Ken!

Recent projects (March 2020)

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.

Recent projects (late 2019)

Throughout late 2019 shed members undertook a number of community and personal projects. Here’s a selection of these being completed or installed.

10th birthday celebrations

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 and all present enjoyed nibbles provided by the Friendship Cafe at The Entrance Community Center.

2019 Annual General Meeting

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, Treasurer – Bob Ihlein. Other committee members are Alan Brown, Rob Eschbank, Keith Smith and Richard Threlfo.

Raised garden beds for community centres

Shed members recently designed and constructed a collection of timber, raised garden beds for local community centres at Toukley, Wyong and Watanobbi.

Suicide prevention boxes

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 someone in distress.

Visit to the shed

Following a visit to the shed by a group from Fairdinkum Sheds and Marty Leist from the Australian Men’s Sheds Association (AMSA) we received this feedback:

A big thanks to the fellas at The Entrance Men’s Shed Incorporated for welcoming us to their shed yesterday.

We enjoyed a fantastic chat about some of their woodworking projects and what they’ve gotten out of being part of the Men’s Shed movement. Their workshop invites all men to come and share skills and stories while developing friendships as they work together on projects that benefit themselves and the community.

They meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday (9am-2pm) and are located at 15 Battley Ave, The Entrance. They also take on repairs and small commission projects if you have furniture restorations or woodworking projects you’d like to discuss – Phone 4332 1023.