28 August 2007

Berry Men's Shed

Continuing Peter Jessops listening tour of the the south coast sheds...

The Berry Men's Shed is housed in an old church building that provides plenty of space for tools and equipment.

The Berry Shed has an excellent dust extraction system that deals not only with the dust thrown out at the source equipment, but also has a suspended system for filtration of micro-particles that can be so dangerous in a workshop environment.



0410 360 245 (Tuesday & Thursday)

Community Liason:
Sonya Cochrane 0410 086 425 (Tuesday)

27 August 2007

Nowra Shed

Peter Jessop's continuing listening tour to the Sheds of the south coast or NSW. Peter has been visiting the various sheds to understand the physical layout, the operational challenge and the social impact on members and their communities.

The Nowra Men's Shed is mainly operated in the open air. All tools, equipment and projects are stored inside the garage (pictured left).

This is a happy dynamic and growing group of men who enjoy each others company and a a quite cuppa at their toolbox meetings.

Nowra Men's Shed is supported by the Uniting Church and Uniting Care Ageing.

48 Junction Street
Nowra NSW

For details of governance, tools, membership, projects - both private and community, or training, ring one of the following members: -
Paul Warren ... 4446 6454
Rod Carpenter ... 4446 6258
Neville Bray ... 4423 0200
Don Parkinson ... 4421 8695
Alan Spearpoint ... 4423 5901
Bernie Smith ... 4421 7015

18 August 2007

Dad's Day Out - Lake Munmorah

Peter Jessop and his wife, Joan tended the stall for Kincumber Men's Shed. Displays of toys, hospital art and other items were on display along with literature about the aims and achievements of the shed.

Kevan Smith, Wyong Shire Council manned the neighbouring stall with literature on men's health and and local facilities for men in Wyong Shire.

The event is sponsored by The Benevolent Society and oraganised by the San Remo Neighbourhood Centre.

01 August 2007

Mezzanine commences

Heres a good benchmark photo.

Mick Clarke, up the stairs is working on the joists for the mezzanine floor assisted by Joe Homer. Thats Dave in the foreground.

Before this there was little storage area in the Kincumber Shed. You might notice the chairs and other items placed on the ceiling of the recently finished Disabled Toilet.

The mezzanine when it was finished not only provided for off the workshop floor storage, but formed the ceiling of the enclosed room that allows an area free from dust and that provides a warm room for a cuppa and those lengthy and rumbunctious Toolbox Meetings.