Saturday, July 25, 2009

Table restoration

Mick was out front of the shed working on restoring a small table that supports his alarm clock.

saturday mornings

Saturday mornings are popular at the shed. Turn up about 10 am and the chaps are just warming up in the sun during their break.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

band restoration

George has created a jig for repairing band-saw blades. Came in very useful after the amount of work the band-saws were doing on the boomerang project.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New den for shedders

Central Coast Express Advocate, p24

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Two Stools

Two stools stand testament to their journey towards restsoration.

It doesn't take long for furniture to start shaping up under the handy skills of our furniture restorers.

Shed stoppers

Door stoppers a plenty at the San Remo Community Men's Shed.

All the Folk Art Group had to do was ask and Bob started turning them out ... Heres a stack of his work all ready to be cut for their finished form.

We are all looking forward to the decorated final product.

Monday, July 6, 2009

NAIDOC appreciation

Principal of the Northlakes Primary School, Greg Simmons arrived bright and early to collect the 550 boomerangs for the NAIDOC week celebrations.

He is shown here presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Mick on behalf of the San Remo Community Men's Shed for this contribution to the NAIDOC week celebration.

Hoping to see one of those painted Boomerangs to put on our trophy wall too ..!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

NAIDOC week project

The Northlakes Public School were so very happy with the boomerangs that the blokes from San Remo Community Mens Shed provided.

In appreciation, Greg Simmons, Principal at the school presented this certificate to the team that worked on the project.

Well done Boomerang Team !!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Achievements of San Remo Community Mens Shed

San Remo Community Men's Shed

A project of
San Remo Neighbourhood Centre Inc
North Lakes Men's Group

Community Projects
Repair of brochure rack, Bluehaven Child Care Centre
Make 550 NAIDOC Boomerangs for Northlakes Public School
Repair of whiteboard for Youth Services, Gravity Youth Centre
Footstool, Bluehaven Child Care Centre
Art cutouts, Folk Art Group, San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
Tissue boxes, Folk Art Group, San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
Doorstops, Folk Art Group, San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
"DADS CAN" letters for San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
Security boxes for bed controllers, Camp Breakaway
Dolls House, Bluehaven Child Care Centre
Repair of mower for San Remo Community Garden
Cut out 14 "witches" blanks for folk art group
Turned out rolling pins
Sharpened 50 chisels for Workwise
Stencilled 2 "Mens Shed" signs for The Entrance Mens Shed

Obtained and presented OH&S video
Promotional stall at G.O.A.T.S festival
Membership 30
Developed Logo and name badges
Two stories in local press
Developed and distributed promotional flyers
Promotional stall at Dads Day Out festival
Weblog with over 60 entries and 290 visits
Grant from David Harris MP
Grant from Wyong Shire Council (Cr. Doug Vincent)
Organised training for 4 Senior First Aiders

Shed Projects
"Mens Shed" sign
Storage Shelving - 30 metres
Wall linings in metalwork area
Erection of sign-in shelf
Installed overhead power access
Construction of brochure stand for shed
Cleared and mowed area around shed
Installed TV with anetennaBuilt walls for disabilty toilet
Built storage racks
Find water main and dig out mains lead in pipework

Shed Equipment
Repair of lathes, bench planer & band saws
Construction of Lawn Mower Bench
Rebuilt and installed two computers & printer
Obtained security cupboard for power tools
Constructed benches for wood lathes
Collection of donations from Shortland to Woy Woy
Gavel for toolbox meetings
Made bench hooks and "safety" push sticks
Restored Industrial Scroll Saw (rebuilt & repaired)
Built bench for compound mitre saw
Made entertainment centre
Built face plate for wood lathe
Repaired guard on compound mitre saw
Rebuild and restoration of Junior Jointer machine
Rebuild and restoration of Power Hacksaw
Construction of mobile work table
Construction of Machine Bench for Drill Press and Grinder
Restoration of Dining Table for & mount castors
Change motor & gearing & mount wood lathe on bench
Restore Belt/Disk Sander and mount on portable stand
Restore 2 BBQs
Build Computer Desk from recovered organ frame
Repair 3 lawn mowers
Rebuild 3 lawn mowers
Rebuild & Restore Wood Thicknesser (ongoing)
Rebuild & Restore 8" Bench Grinder
Mount & fit motor for large belt sander
Stencilled SRCMS on shed equipment

Personal Projects
Turned 50+ small fruit bowl legs
Repair and restored dolls high chair
Repaired and sanded 4 country style chairs
Turned out lamp base
Turned out walking stick Ball Top
Turned out demonstration yo-yo

This is not an exhaustive list but indicates major achievements in the first six months of operation for the San Remo Community Men's Shed, a project of the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre and the North Lakes Men's Group.

Congratulations to all those involved in making this a successful start to the first Community Men's Shed in Wyong Shire!!