Saturday, October 31, 2009

On Thursday 19 November Shed members will be hosting the ADSSI Board of Management and Senior Managers when they visit for the first time. ADSSI staff have been following the Sheds development with interest and are keen to promote its use with their clients. We feel that as our "settling in & setting up" period is coming to its conclusion now is the time to open our doors to the Board Members and Senior Managers who have so kindly provided us with the building and the funds to make this workshop the envy of many.

During the morning senior staff will visit to see a 'working shed' and will have the opportunity to talk to our members and to visualise how our operations can be integrated into their clients activities. Later in the day we hope as many of the Board Members as possible will be present to share lunch with us and to discuss the progress made so far and our plans for the future.

The Leadership Team

This is how a cheeky member views the leadership team. President John driving, Treasurer Nigel safe in the middle and Secretary Kevin riding shotgun in the back. Oh for some respect please.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Carving a Bushwalking Stick

John our "Wood Carver in Residence" concentrates as he carves a rope pattern along the length of his bushwalking stick. He still has to start on the animals he will carve toward the top of the stick before he finishes it all off with a turned knob on the top. Keep at it John you'll get there.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Master & Apprentice

George the supervisor keeps a close eye on Ken the apprentice as another section of the Shed comes together.

Plenty of Advisers

Do all of you fellows know what you are looking at?

Can I have First Go?

Every man needs a shed and every shed needs a train set!

Any One in There?

Just checking all is clear before turning our lathe on for the first time.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Welcome to Bateau Bay Men's Shed Blog

The Shed Logo was designed by Mark Segal one of our many talented members.   The logo will now appear on our letterhead and will be reproduced on our range of designer wear casual clothing.
Having an identity plays an important part in the presentation of the Shed and helps show the professional manner that we consider to be part of our day to day operations.  

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Getting Down To Work

Chang works on a project for home.

Another Project Complete

The portable tool boxes are finished and stored in the mobile tool trolley.

Lunch Time

There's always time for a BBQ at our Shed.

At Last Some Woodwork

Doug and Garry getting stuck into making boxes for our portable power tools.

More Machines to be Put Together

We want to make something other than working on an expensive construction project.

Machine Assembly

If only our power tools came already assembled rather than in a flat pack!

Tool Box Meetings are Always Fun

Tool Box meetings are just another name for morning tea but also a great time to discuss Shed business.

The Electricians are on the Job

With a lot of work to do we took on the oldest apprentice to assist the electrician.

New Metal Lathe

Our new metal lathe sits waiting until our electricians hook up the power.

Small Jobs Bench

We have set up a bench dedicated to light machines for the making of smaller items such as toys.

Let the World See Where We Are

Our new signs tell all who come looking just where we are.

What Blank Walls

So little equipment so many empty spaces to be filled.

The Workhorse

A wobbly saw horse will have to suffice as a work bench to begin with.

The Shed is Starting to Take Shape

The first of the equipment orders have been unpacked and assembled.