GOAT festival

The Entrance Men’s Shed has recently attended the G.O.A.T. festival held at the Koala Park, Lake Munmorah Power Station. Many visitors came by the Mobile Men’s Shed (provided by the Central Coast Shed Cluster). Visitors asked about sheds, including opening times and what happens at a shed. With over sixty enquiries on the day itContinue reading “GOAT festival”

Wideline Windows materials

In an ongoing initiative our local council–Wyong Shire Council–are looking to reduce waste and increase recycling rates within Wyong Shire. The Environmental Education group within Council learned that Wideline Windows were keen to reduce their cost of recycling and make a contribution to the local community. They recently invited the Men’s Sheds of Wyong ShireContinue reading “Wideline Windows materials”

Shed opening days in April 2010

With the Easter and ANZAC Day holidays coming up, Shed members have elected to open for extra Wednesdays in April. With that change in place, opening days for April 2010 are: Mondays: 5th closed, 12th open, 19th open, 26th closed. Wednesdays: 31st March open, 7th open, 14th closed, 21st closed, 28th closed. Fridays: 2nd closed,Continue reading “Shed opening days in April 2010”

Bridging the digital divide

Shed member Ernie–our most recent member–has been enjoying “The Blog Book” today. He has found it a useful way to learn about The Entrance Men’s Shed through the stories and photos of its development. The Blog Book has all of the blog entries up to 2010 filed in reverse chronological order. This allows shed membersContinue reading “Bridging the digital divide”

Upcoming events March 2010

Just a reminder to shed members of upcoming events for March and April 2010. Please add these to your calendars if appropriate: 10th March: Advance Care Planning Seminar, Diggers The Entrance, 10:30am. 19th March: Multicultural Day, The Entrance Community Centre, 3pm to 7pm. 23rd March, Seniors Week Open Day, Bateau Bay Men’s Shed, 11am toContinue reading “Upcoming events March 2010”

Bathroom furniture

The Shed toilet is sporting some smart new furniture. The toilet paper holder was assembled from pieces donated to The Shed when the Long Jetty Hospital closed its workshop. Well done guys assembling this attractive item and staining it to a professional finish. There always a need for storage at The Entrance Men’s Shed andContinue reading “Bathroom furniture”

Biscuits beyond morning tea

Shed members Chris and Peter have been keen to try out the new shed Biscuit Jointer. Fortunately, new shed member Frank was looking to finish up his picture frame, giving Chris and Peter the opportunity to test out the new machine. After a little adjustment the settings were dialed in and a dust bag attachedContinue reading “Biscuits beyond morning tea”

Boost to Tasmanian men’s sheds

Media Statement 4 March 2010 Michael PolleyLabor Member for Lyons Men’s Shed Boost The Labor Member for Lyons, Michael Polley today announced that Labor would commit $130,000 ($5,000 each) for 26 Men’s Sheds across Tasmania. Mr Polley announced the Labor commitment at Pete’s Community Workshed in Bridgewater, which has been in operation for 10 years.Continue reading “Boost to Tasmanian men’s sheds”

Ballarat Men’s Shed

On a recent trip down south Shed member Terry visited the Ballarat East Community Shed. Terry reported back to members on the generous hospitality of the Victorian Shedders, his awe at the space the shed encompasses and the variety and scale of the projects being undertaken. Ballarat members have built racing cars and large scaleContinue reading “Ballarat Men’s Shed”

New blinds for the shed

Shed members have recently installed new blinds on the front windows of the shed. These blinds should help keep the strong summer sun out of the shed as well as keeping more warmth in the shed during winter. The blinds should also keep passers-by from viewing the shed tools and equipment when the shed isContinue reading “New blinds for the shed”

Samaritans visits and BBQ

The Entrance Men’s Shed has been paying host to a group of men from The Samaritans organisation. Each visitor has been working on an individual project, including designing the project and purchasing the materials from Bunnings. With the assistance of Shed members these individual projects are nearing completion. The projects include: a bird cage, aContinue reading “Samaritans visits and BBQ”

Sofa deconstruction time

During the Official Opening of The Entrance Men’s Shed, the well-loved sofa was relegated to the rear of the shed building. Sitting out there it was overlooked for some time and weather affected. When shed members Chris and Alby learned about the sofa they undertook a session of sofa deconstruction. The sofa was deconstructed inContinue reading “Sofa deconstruction time”

Mother’s Day stall

Shown below are the items shed member Rob has been preparing for The Entrance Public School to sell at their upcoming Mother’s Day stall. This project is a good example of the work The Entrance Men’s Shed does to support the local community. Shed members have enjoyed working on a stream of orders for localContinue reading “Mother’s Day stall”

Community Centre door wedges

Doors at The Entrance Community Centre have a habit of slamming shut in a strong wind. Shed member Andrew decided door wedges were in order and shed member Bob sprang into action, creating a dozen wooden wedges for the errant doors. Bob says when the shed is a little more developed we will produce somethingContinue reading “Community Centre door wedges”

A place for everything…

A well organized shed is a safer and happier place for shed members. With this in mind a group of shed members have been constructing back-wall storage for timber boards. This timber is now safely off the floor and easily accessible. Thanks to shed members who worked on this, especially Andrew and Ian. Inspired byContinue reading “A place for everything…”