RSL museum gun rack

As a result of recent changes to the regulations for the storage of weapons in museums, The Entrance / Long Jetty RSL Sub-branch approached The Entrance Men’s Shed to assist with the display of rifles at their museum.

Shed members Bob and Terry spent some time designing and installing the new rack at the museum on The Entrance Road Long Jetty.

The museum was very happy with the result and we recommend a visit to inspect Bob and Terry’s work and to have a look at the many other fascinating items on display.

2010 Open Day

The Entrance Men’s Shed will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday the 13th of November 2010 from 10am to 2pm. The shed is located in the grounds of the Entrance Community Centre at 15 Battley Ave, The Entrance.

Come along and see the hand-crafted timber items for sale and enjoy a sausage sandwich from the sausage sizzle. You can also tour the shed and attend the Baby Expo which is hosted in the Entrance Community Centre grounds.

Preparing for 2010 Open Day

All the Shed members have been busy getting items ready for the upcoming Shed Open Day and the Community Centre Baby Expo. Ducks, horse, benches and all sorts of creative items are being made out of the wood in the shop.Shed member

Ian has been putting the wheels on the duck projects for sale while members Greg and Ray have been doing painting on the horses and Terry completing his pink palm ring holders.

Recent projects (October 2010)

Here’s some images from recent projects at The Entrance Men’s Shed, up to the end of October 2010.

The white horse brigade

Shed members have all been busy the last few weeks making and painting white horses for the upcoming Shed Open Day.

Shed member Ray has been especially busy painting all the rocking horses that he has built over the last few weeks. He is not the only one painting horses–it seems like every second bloke in the shed has a paint brush in hand recently.

Well done guys the horses are looking good for the upcoming Shed Open Day sale on 13 November 2010.

Bunnings BBQ

Members from The Entrance Men’s Shed were out early this morning setting up for a fundraiser BBQ at Bunnings Tuggerah.

Running one of these stalls is a big effort and the team were ably lead by shed member Rob. Rob guided the team in making over 400 sausage sandwiches as well as ensuring that we had ice, eskys, meat, bread, butter and sauce and all the other items suggested in the comprehensive instructions from Bunnings. Many thanks to Rob for his effort leading this project.

Shed member Peter did an excellent job ensuring that our finances were in order for the day, and he also ensured money was handled effectively on the day and an accurate tally was ready at the end of the session.

Many thanks to all those that cooked and cleaned, handed out drinks, kept the meat cold and the cooked hot food. We had many reports after the day about the professional way the team served customers and the quality of the sausage sandwiches provided. Thanks also goes to Elise from Bunnings who was on hand early in the morning and late in the afternoon to support and guide the team.

Many thanks to Bunnings Tuggerah for this opportunity. The comprehensive instructions, reassurance in the planning and professional support on the day were invaluable to The Entrance Men’s Shed for this important fundraising activity.

Planned shed extensions

Shed members have been in discussions with Wyong Shire Council over planned extensions to the Entrance Men’s Shed. The planned extensions incorporate the functional requirements of the space as a Men’s Shed.

Detailed drawings and a proposal are soon to be submitted to Council for their consideration.

A generous donation

Today the shed received a generous donation of tools, including a car load of bench-top carpentry equipment.

The Shed is always happy to receive donations of equipment from the local community. Some of this equipment will be put into service at the shed, and other pieces will be passed on to other Men’s Sheds who are in need of equipment.

This donation allowed a craft table to be moved into the forecourt of The Shed. This has proved to be a very versatile addition to the shed’s working bench-top area.

In the images below, while the cars were unloaded Roger and Peter set about cooking up the monthly BBQ for the hungry moving team.

James’ constructions

Shed member James has been busy at the shed with two constructions going on at the same time. The first is a bird shelter, mounted on a post, in the image below being painted by shed member Brian.

James has continued on with his 1:100 scale model of The Entrance Men’s Shed. In the image below he is carefully adding on the front awning with glue and clamps.

Quality display cabinet

Recently the high quality display cabinet in the images below came to the shed for some tender care and restoration. Shed members enjoy the challenge of bringing these found objects back to their best.

This cabinet will require leadlight repair for one broken panel as well as carpentry and finishing tasks. The cabinet has been in the shed less than a morning and is already stripped ready for restoration.

Many thanks to shed member Bob for finding the cabinet.

The 2010 Shed Committee

Following the 2010 Shed AGM, a new Shed Committee was elected. The committee members are: President – Ian Warburton, Vice President – Robin Eschbank, Treasurer – Peter Whitehead, Secretary – Terry Anderson, Allan Kember – Life Member, Geoff Dunn – Life Member, Michael Matus – Member, Chris Venn – Member, Peter Collins – Member.

Best wishes to the new committee for their work in the year ahead.

2010 Annual General Meeting

The Entrance Men’s Shed Inc held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Shed on 27th August 2010. As a result, a new shed committee was elected for the coming year.

The meeting was well attended by members and all office-holder positions filled. The treasurer’s report, included audited accounts and finalisation of Form A12 for the Department of Fair Trading. Shed members Andrew and Peter were thanked for their efforts in preparing the the accounts.

Bob Ihlein was thanked by the members for his contribution during the last year. During this period he has helped forge a strong team keen to see the shed have a successful place supporting men’s health and a central place in the community of The Entrance.

The AGM was followed by a celebratory BBQ.

Congratulations to all members on a successful year and the individual contributions that make The Entrance Men’s Shed an important part of the local community.

Pedal power

Following a successful “all-terrain shopping trolley” project, shed member Andrew has been restoring the pedals on another wheeled vehicle–a small bike.

After some threading and adjustments to the pedals he was ready to try it out within the confines of the Community Centre. Test monitoring was provided by shed member Peter.

Excellent recycling effort Andrew!

First aid course 2010

On the 6th and 10th of September members of The Entrance Men’s Shed will be attending a certified first aid course provided by Wyong TAFE Outreach. The training is over two days, with four hours of training each day, including a half-hour break.

There are some spaces still available for the course and we extend an invitation to members of other men’s sheds to let us know if you would like to attend.

The course will be held at The Entrance Men’s Shed, The Entrance Community Centre, 15 Battley Ave, The Entrance, NSW, 2261.