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Men’s Shed Incorporation Certification
Our men’s shed incorporation has finally been completed., our incorporation certification has finally come through. It will take another 28 days before it is displayed online with the Australian Business Registration. It all takes time to get sorted out for our incorporation certification. Our registration number is INC1200323 and it will soon be displayed online.
Join Our Shed For Men
Why join our shed, men from all walks of life are joining mens sheds all over the country. Socialising with other blokes is what the new trend is recommending. You can go down to your local men’s shed and have a cuppa and a chat. Men retiring from the work force tend to lose all their mates from work and need to go down to one of the local sheds and join in on the activities of a local men’s shed.
Retired Join Our Shed For activities
You can get an application form for Elermore Vale Men’s Shed (Mens Shed Elermore Vale) from our Men’s Shed or one from the Elermore Vale Community Centre.We don’t offer online applications, we prefer to interview you when you come in and see us. On the application form you will be asked what type of volunteer work would would you like to do:-
- General duties
- Social day Assistance
- Home Visiting
- Telephone Calls
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Bench grinder safety is a very important topic, don’t just walk up to a bench grinder and switch it straight on. The last person to use the bench grinder may not have taken care of it properly and the first thing you need to do is to inspect the bench grinder to see if it safe to use.
What To Check Before Turning The Grinder On
- with the power turned off at the wall, spin the wheel to make sure it turns freely.
- make sure the resting post is as close as possible to the wheel without touching it.
- If the machine has a safety shield is it in place.
New version Internet has been launched on June 6th, I should say larger version, I found the news mind-boggling and wanted to share the news with our Men’s Shed. I am showing my age, people keep asking me how big is the Internet and I would reply about 2 billion web address’s, I think I am showing my age a bit. This Video explains what happened 2 days ago. It blew me away. and has changed my thinking style a lot.
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At the Men’s Shed metal shop we have a few different things happening, we are building wheel barrow wheels for when our blokes in the wood shed need them. One of our blokes decided to build a wind mill out of aluminium the oter day and it goes like a rocket in the high winds today. Our resident blacksmith is working on making the wheels in the Men’s Shed metal shop and other men are busy building wind chimes.
Some times we fix toys and doing all the activities, help us with any mens health issues. We are supportive of each other and mentor those that are less skilled. Our trades men for the Men’s Shed metal shop are an electrician (Adrian) who is very skilled, a boiler maker (Dave Corbett) who has done lots of welding projects for our Men’s Shed. Your truly, I am a qualified fitter and turner. These are just some of our tradesmen who are in the Men’s Shed metal shop, we heaps more tradesmen in our woodwork shed.
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Robert Crawford Real Estate have decided to get behind our charity, Elermore Vale Men’s Shed. The business owner Robert Crawford has seen the need to be supportive of our local community projects and has offered financial support to our local Men’s Shed. This action will greatly help improve our needs to be able to offer more support to the elderly and disabled in our community. The needs of the shed are many and varied, more equipment is needed so we can carry on this work, with Robert Crawford Real Estate now backing our activities, many different projects can go ahead.
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Free woodwork patterns are a great idea. Men’s Sheds are always on the lookout for good free woodwork patterns. This site Free Woodworking Plan have mountains of really great plans and patterns to choose from. There list of things to build are very extensive and I hope you enjoy their free woodwork patterns. This one from Better Homes and Gardens is full of PDF patterns you can download and print out.Would you like to build your own wood fired oven, great for those pizzas, I can almost smell them cooking now.
Plan ahead on what you want to build, start out with easy free woodwork patterns and work your way up to the hard ones. We like to build bird boxes, and I have noticed in one of those sites a bee hive. Our Men’s shed keep native bees to pollinate our beautiful gardens. Now if you like bird houses, you may like 50 bird houses, with 7 pages of different bird houses to build for the free woodworking patterns.
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Our sponsored barbeque held on the 29/05/2012 went without a hitch, even the persistent misty rain didnt damper the great time had by all, using a couple of well placed tarps shielded us from the wind and rain, we held it under the new shelter amongst the plants trees and gardens and it worked out fantastic.
We had a large group of our members plus our special invited guests including Eric from the Elermore Vale Fruit Bowl who kindly sponsored the barbeque, Our shed would like to personally thank Eric, Anton and Amanda for their wonderful support of our shed, one way we can as a community support these guys is by visiting and purchasing your fruit and vegetables from their shop in the Centre.
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One of the best ways to start up a Men’s Shed is to get local interest happening in your area. Put a posters in local shopping centres and do letter box drops to get more noticed. You can get your local clubs and other charity groups interested in helping you start up a Men’s Shed. If you are looking for professional support to help you start up a Men’s Shed then I would recommend you contact the Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA). They can assist you with how to get started forming a Men’s Shed in your local area. The AMSA offer a manual that can help you get going and offers you ideas to do what is needed to start up a Men’s Shed. There is no cost involved in joining the AMSA, but you will need to get insurance to help protect your new members and this is where the association can help you. They have a national insurance policy that no other insurance company could possible hope to match. Read the rest…