Belconnen Community Men's Shed

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Shed as it stands

Ok so it's been a while and the Shed is open.

For those that don't know the Shed formally opened on the 27th March. The turn out was fantastic, we are guessing we had about 100 people turn out despite the weather. Paul has updated the website with photos so check them out.

So what's happening now ?

Shed opening times:

Easter Saturday 19th April the Shed will be CLOSED. Although we are not going to shut down during the school holidays, we certainly are going to on long weekends.

What used to be Saturday and Wednesday Working Bee's are now called "General working days" but they still continue to happen on Saturday and Wednesday mornings. Well we are open and something had to change, even if it was just the name of the event.

Paul is opening up on Thursday mornings for scroll sawing, so if your interested drop in.

I hope in the near future to open up one Friday a fortnight (initially, maybe weekly later) for anyone interested in the CNC router. But right now we are working out what software is needed and how to set it all up.

Whats been done:

The ladder and fence to the loft has been completed, tools have been relocated round the Shed getting them ready for use. The place is starting to look like it being used not just built.

We have put the kitchen table away and now use the executive board room table for morning tea, wasting less space and giving everyone a spot at the round (well almost) table. All for one and one for all (one table for all and everyone at the same table).

Tea and Coffee is now available, instant coffee and tea bags, nothing fancy but it means you don't have to bring your flask anymore if you don't want to. If you have a couple of spare mugs floating around (not your family or mates type) there is room in the cupboard for them.


You still have to wash your own cup no matter who makes it. This is a Mens Shed so your wife isn't here.

JUST REMEMBER THERE IS A TIN FOR YOUR GOLD COIN when using these facilities.

The Train:

Well we have totally stripped it down and have started sanding and filling the panels. Although it is taking a toll on sanders. Yep we have gone through two sanders and a sanding disk so far! I don't think it's the work or the users, its more the age/quality of the sanders we have been using. I think they qualified for the aged pension.

Oh yea there is a survey on the website should we leave the train red or convert it to Thomas Tank colour scheme. Visit the site and have your say.

So come along and see what is happening at your Shed, You can help with what is happening right  now or start something new.





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