We hope that sessions at the Thurgoona Men’s Shed will start Mon 13 Jan. Our last session at our current location will be Fri 6 Dec. If you have any projects stored at the Smollett St address, please collect by Fri 6 Dec. If you’re currently having trouble getting there for the sessions let us… continue reading
What do women do at the Shed?
We learn! We encourage. We help each other to renovate furniture, build garden benches and we contemplate our next project. And there is laughter as we work on our projects and chat (as long as no-one is drilling or sawing!).
Women are also welcome to come in and enjoy the company of other members over a cuppa or a quiet time in the library.
As the photos scroll on your screen you will see the items that members have made. There are native bee hotels, birds shaped from scrap wood that are excellent garden ornaments, garden benches, Adirondack chairs, coffee tables, renovated tables and chairs. There’s a renovated and much loved toy pram used by at least 2 generations of children. There are mosaiced pots, tables and plant stands. The items in the photos have served to teach us many things.
How to use:
– drop saw, scroll saw, band saw and hand saw;
– orbital sander, palm sander, belt sander and sandpaper;
– electric drill and driver.
How to choose:
– drill bits – counter sink or not?
– dowell join or glue & screw or both? – can never be too careful!
– to clamp or not to clamp .. that is a question too.
How to plan and measure up to:
– build a coffee table
– renovate a garden table
– make a pot plant stand to fit the pot!
What do women do at the Shed? .. we learn, have fun, create and accept and encourage each other.
We welcome you to our shared space.
Project: Bentwood Chair
A bentwood chair renovation
An old chair, painted and weathered, was sanded back, crack in the seat frame repaired and the leg braced.
Painted and the seat reupholstered it now looks as good as new.
All that’s required
Patience and persistence, imagination to see what might be, creativity to find a way to make it happen.
Regular visits to the Albury Women’s Shed to put it all into action.
What do we pay for membership?
Annual Membership fee $30.00 – membership is required for you to be covered by insurance in the case of an accident, the annual fee pays for the insurance cover
Session fee $2.00 (for each visit) – paid each visit to the Shed, goes toward the cost of consumables eg screws, glue, nails, sandpaper
Formal Project workshop fees are based on costs – so each workshop will be a different fee, as an example a recent mosaics workshop cost $10 per session for a total of $50 for the 5 sessions, a previous workshop to make a coffee table from pallets cost $5 per session for 4 sessions for a total of $20