Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday crew

Monday is always a popular day at the shed. Here are a few of the regular crew who all happen to be on camera at the same time.

Simon was working with Michael in the tools & stores area. Col & Keith were in deep discussion at the table saw. Mick was showing Craig around the shop and Keith is busy as ever setting up clamps to complete the lathe bench.

Artistic endeavours

Craig was at the toolbox meeting this morning when the issue of logos, signs and branding came up. He immediately brought his artistic skills to bear and whipped up some designs for the San Remo Community Mens Shed logo. . . its not all carpentry and woodturning in the shed.

Many skills are needed to keep a successful shed operating.

Lathe bench

Col and Keith spent the morning finishing off their handiwork of creating a bench for the new woodturning lathe. They said Bob had put in his order for the bench so they were pushing on with it even though he was otherwise engaged this morning.

Sander Bruce

Bruce has been working under the front awning, sanding back the door panels for a cupboard that he has been building over the last few weeks.


Rob & George hard at work this morning on constructing the WC. With one wall already completed it will soon be time to call in the plumber.

Its really hard not to call its Wall's Wall when George Wall is building the walls. Talk about nominative determinism!!!

Safe power

Alan Trower and George Collie took on the job of chopping out the trees near the neighobourhood centre this morning. The trees had been pruned to allow the electrician to install the cable across to the San Remo Community Mens Shed from the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre.

However, this cabling left the wires accessible from the stumps and presented a danger to anyone silly enough to climb up on the stumps, reach out and touch the wires.

To prevent any possible injury or vandalism, Alan & George took on the task of making it safe.

After watching George at work, we are thinking of entering him in the chainsaw competition at the RAS this easter.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

SRCMS flyer - double sided

A new flyer is available for the San Remo Community Mens Shed

the text is...

San Remo Community Men's Shed

28 Brava Ave
San Remo NSW 2262
4390 7888
sanremoshed@gmaiI . com
www.sanremoshed.blogspot. com
opening times
8am to noon
Monday & Wednesday

A project of
  • San Remo Neighbourhood Centre,
  • Northlakes Men's Group
  • Department of Premier & Cabinet,
  • Wyong Shire Council
Where men come to learn, teach and contribute to their community in a
supportive environment that values their individual contribution.
Bring a mate or come and meet a mate. Make new friends through
laughter, sharing time and experiences at the shed.

Activities within the shed include: woodturning, carpentry, fumiture restoration, welding and varied personal and community projects.

The shed's various functions include informal support for men's mental, physical and social well-being and to build community resilience to better handle situations such as storms and floods.

Preparation is being made for the official opening in coming weeks,

For further information call

Kim Hopkins
0414 855 943
Jillian Hogan
4390 7888

Dads Day Out - Lake Munmorah

Alan Trower & the Fiji Dance Troup from the San Remo Community Mens Shed stand at Dads Day Out Lake Munmorah.

The tradtional tug-of-war was again fought long and hard beween the Dads vs the rest.

Bob Shepherd (pictured) collecting the lucky door prize for son Peter (visit to reptile park).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dust extractor

Many thanks to Coastline Kitchens for their donation of a dust extractor, just when we need one. Moving premises to their new factory in North Wyong meant that they no longer required this machine.

Michael G stored it in his garage till we could pick it up this morning. What an excellent contribution.

Coastline Kitchens
9 Amsterdam Gircuit,
North Wyong,2259
Shaun Guerin (prop)
Mobile O412 679 535
Phone: (O2) 4353 5O44
Fax: (O2) 4353 5088
EmaiI: au

Monday, February 2, 2009

Under the awning

The San Remo Men's Shed Toolbox Meeting discussed the building of the Disability Loo, the new equipment donated this morning and two additional benches that have been offered from community members.

Working in the shed even on the hottest days is quite comfortable with the insulation keeping temperature bearable. Sitting out under the awning is becoming quite a tradition for our morning cuppa.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A4 flyer

New A4 flyer is available for those that have places where the news can be spread.

Talk to Anna at the Neighbourhood Centre for copies for distribution.