Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Information Techonology

The wall of IT at the San Remo Community Mens Shed maintained by George. The computers are to keep the admin records of the shed and keep the members up to date on technology.

The photo shows a member watching the woodturning video, many ways to learn at the shed.
There is a wall of computers at the San Remo Community Mens Shed for the use of members and to keep the records of the shed administrations. George does a great job of keeping them up to date and operating. Many skills required to keep the shed operating.

Seen here watching a video of wood-turning techniques and safety procedures.  Many different ways to learn in the shed.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Shed Committee

Election held at San Remo Community Men's Shed
30 August 2009
George Wall - President
Glen Spain - Treasurer
Will Bradford - Secretary
George Collie & Col Fowler - supervisors
Congratulations to the new committee!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Machines for sale

There are four machines in excess to requirements at the San Remo Men's Shed .....

who would prefer that the machines go to another shed. ..

or would take a reasonable trade ....

or offer of funds......

here they are ....
all in working condition....

Dust extractor

Spindle Moulder

Power Hack Saw

Industrial Scroll Saw

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fathers Day Gala

Dont forget the ......
Fathers Day Gala Day

Saturday 4th September

12 noon to 2 pm

Blue Haven Community Centre

Apsley Court, Blue Haven
a FREE day for Fathers & or male caregivers and their children
BBQ Lunch
Activities & GAmes
Lucky Door Prize
Photo Booth
Fathers Day Craft
Badge Making
Mobile Men's Shed
for more information or to get involved phone
Anna on 4390 7888
Wendy on 4390 8524
sponsored by
San Remo Neighbourhood Centre
Central Coast Schools as Community Centres

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

General Meeting

There will be a general meeting of shed members at 10 am on Monday August 30. Items to discuss and confirm include electing a president, Secretary and Treasurer, membership, shed workplace procedures, safety, future projects and direction. If possible pleas attend and voice your opinion.

If you wish an agenda item to be added please advise Will Bradford.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Mobile Men's Shed trailer went along to Dads Day Out In June. Their tissue box making activity was very popular and one hundred kits were nailed together by those in attendance on the day. Bruce and Guv have been busy with projects for the Neighbourhood Centre's Playgroup including a wooden garage and cars, a mobile sandpit and some blocks. Other recent projects have included a stand for the Lions Club Chocolate wheel and one hundred boomerangs which were headed for Camp Breakaway.

The Shed is open between 8am and 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays so come on down and check us out. Bring a project, bring a mate or just turn up with interest and enthusiasm. For stories, photos and news see the shed blog at

A project of the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre.

Monday, August 16, 2010

occupation certificate

Cause for Celebration .. the Occupation Certificate has now been handed over to the shed....

Here is George proudly showing off the precious document that so many have worked hard for over the past two years...

well done to the Shed team .. the support of the Neighbourhood centre staff .. and the generosity of sponsors and the local community!!

Occupation Certificate!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

garage sale

The buyers were arriving right on 8 am to check out the Garage Sale at the San Remo Community Men's Shed.
Organised on short notice but with a small notice in the press there was a constant stream of visitors during the morning.
Congratulations on the first of many selling opportunities.. !!

Shed Sign

The sign on the shed looks terrific ... hand made in The Shed it really identifies the Mens Shed to those visiting the area and embraces the community focus of this facility.

Well done George .. and the team from San Remo Community Men's Shed.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Certificate of Appreciation

Awarded to George Wall for your dedication and hard work at the San Remo Community Men's Shed.

Without your strong involvement and carpentry/building skills, we would not be as organised as we are.

Thank You George

From your workmates at the shed.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

GOATS mobile

The Mobile Men's Shed was set up next to the Central Coast Spinners for a busy day promoting the benefits of "shedding".

The Mens Shed display has improved since last years display at G.O.A.T.S festival. This year the mobile trailer was deployed and there amount of materials and projects from various sheds enables a robust display of the skills and capabilities at the Mens Sheds on the Central Coast.

Alan offered a few items for sale on the Mobile Mens Shed and the first customer of the morning purchased a winerack made from horseshoes.

The display focussed on the San Remo Community Men's Shed and the San Remo Shed brochures were distributed by default. However, there were enquires about Men's Sheds from all over the Central Coast, the Hunter and even interstate visitors. Certainly an excellent opportunity to promote Mens Health in a broad context and the local Mens Shed at the festival.

There were about 60 enquiries at the Mobile Shed during the day. These enquiries included older men directly interested in joining the Men's Shed, women enquiring on behalf of fathers, partners and sons. younger males interested in the skills and craft being taught and learnt at the sheds and community organisations interesting in programmes at the Mens Shed or discussing projects that could be progressed.

An excellent day well spent promoting Mens Sheds in the community.

Thanks to Bob Ihlein, President of The Entrance Men's Shed for towing the Mobile Men's Shed to GOATS for an early start. thanks for Alan for providing items for sale and donating the proceeds to the San Remo Shed and for assistance manning the trailer during the day. Thanks to Richard and George for dropping by in support during the day. Thanks to Keith for returning the trailer the following day. All your efforts are much appreciated for the assistance in promoting Mens Sheds on the Central Coast.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

tool tidy

Heres a handy way to store multiples of tools in the shed.

Richard is doing an excellent job of ensuring not only that the store is tidy and full of useful tools and materials, he is also making good use of limited space.

Well done Richard ... now where did I put that hammer ?

woodturners wish

Bob is relentlessly turning wood and in his efforts keep the machines running has asked the "metal crew" at the shed to repair and refurbish components for his lathe.

Ever keen for a challenge the crew had it back in running order before Bob could turn out another eggcup !!!

stage stackers

George has been restoring stage equipment for the local primary school.

These are lightweight boxes used on stage for drama and other events. They are used to sit on stand on stack and move all about the stage area. Lightweight so anyone can move them but sturdy enough for the task at hand.

With constant and robust use they had become damaged, in some cases dangerous and unusable. The school approached the shed for assistance with the repairs and the shed had taken on the task.

A bit of repair, re-upholstery and they are good as new.

booming boomerangs

Boomerangs for the local school.

There are regular orders for these items from local schools.

These boomerangs are used for painting competitions for students to decorate. Win a prize for the best in class, best in form or best in school.

An excellent way for the men at the shed to support students to engage with NAIDOC week.

Stacks of stools

San Remo shedders have been busy putting together wooden stools for a local community project. They was quite a stack of them awaiting collection.

A very professional product from the shed, utilitarian, functional and well crafted.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

grinding onward

New bench grinder allows this equipment to be set up for sole use in the metal section.

Purpose dedicated equipment allows for ease of use, regular maintenance and support and the added advantage of safety of operation.