We provide varied activities and we are keen to expand on these as we obtain new tools, new equipment and new members in our new shed.
Core activities at this time include woodwork and metalwork including for community projects. We have some people experimenting in building items using new technologies like 3D and laser printers.
In the near future we will be taking delivery of a large kiln. This will open the door to many opportunities such as pottery making and glass blowing. We have had enquiries to use the Shed for making mosaics and bead work.
We also have speakers on Men’s Health Issues and would be delighted to speak with any local health groups who may be interested in talking to us about Men’s Health and Seniors health in general.
A community garden will be built and planted once the new shed is up and running. To assist us with the funding of our building project, many of our members assist with our regular Bunnings BBQs, monthly Lions Club Saturday Market, and other fundraising activities.
Examples of our woodworking include: children’s wooden toys, potting benches, children's mud kitchens, bookcases, parrot and bat boxes, timber picnic tables (small and large). Old bench seats are being restored and offered for sale or restored for customers who provide their bench ends. We will make anything that is feasible, on request.
Tools available: drop saw, band saw, plane, belt sander, router, thicknesser, large lathe, and lots of hand tools.
Examples of what we have built include a large number of fish habitats for placement in the Gippsland Lakes system, a large trolley for pitch covers for a local cricket club. We have a major project on the books to build a large carriage out of an old farm trailer to be used for rides at fundraising ventures.
Equipment available: small welder, plasma cutter, pedestal drill, metal roller.
We are always open to helping with worthy community projects including lawn mowing and painting. We have in the past done grounds clean ups and completed woodworking jobs for local schools and kindergartens.
We are not willing to take work away from local trades people and will only consider jobs that are to assist people struggling financially or local community projects.
We have obtained a laser printer engraver machine and a 3D printer and a couple of our members have been hard at work learning how to use them.
This is a new area for us and we are looking forward to seeing it develop.