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, oppositeContinue reading “Bike recycling at Alison Homestead Men’s Shed”
We recently received this kind feedback from Amy: Bruce’s wonderful rocking horse (“Bullseye Bruce”):
Shed Members undertook a shed cleanup on the morning of the 23rd December 2020. After cleanup members enjoyed a BBQ lunch and a few light beers to finish off the (challenging) 2020 calendar year. Best wishes for all for a happy and healthy 2021 from all of us at the Entrance Men’s Shed!
We had a request to fit bumper bars and manufacture a steering wheel for this Volkswagen pedal car. A Christmas present for a lucky local three year old.
Shed member Jim Ryan very kindly donated a large toolkit to the shed, which was raffled off during December to raise funds for shed operations.
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 beenContinue reading “Large chairs for Central Coast Council”
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 windowContinue reading “A view on the Mediterranean”
In late 2020 Shed members worked on a variety of projects for local community members, including refurbished wine barrels and a rustic style timber table.
Shed member Ken recently completed this beautifully detailed and presented wooden motorbike model.
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 herContinue reading “Rocking horse passed down through the generations”
Shed members recently constructed and installed a large pencil-themed archway for a local daycare centre. The arch helps to reward and encourage reading at the Center. The larger-than-life pencils are quite realistic in person!
Shed member Bob recently completed refurbishing and painting of a stylish half-wine barrels, for installation in his garden.
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.
The Entrance Men’s Shed members worked together recently to build and install a viewing platform for the Bofors room at the RSL museum located in the Long Jetty RSL sub-branch. The sturdy platform provides an ideal viewing point for the room’s displays–which we encourage everyone to visit when they get the chance.
Shed members would like to send cheers and best wishes to one of our members: Michael W who is no longer able to attend for medical reasons. We are still thinking of you big fella!
With the recent celebrations of National Men’s Shed Week, shed members were excited to be featured in an article in the Central Coast Community Chronicle newspaper.
After many hours of precision woodworking, shed member Keith has completed this impressive model dump truck.
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 theContinue reading “Garden benches restoration”
The Entrance Men’s Shed 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday the 17th of July 2020. Here are the new officeholders (until the 2021 AGM).