Welcome to the Hornsby Men's Shed
We aim to attract both male and female members who have a common interest in working with wood. Our members gain and improve woodworking skills through the free exchange of knowledge and assistance. Members work on their own projects or help charities by making toys, furniture and nesting boxes.
Contact us if you would like to know more.
By Philip Hirshbein What is a Street Library? “Street Libraries are beautiful homes for books, planted in your front yard. They invite your neighbours to share the joys of reading, donating and recycling books, creating lasting connections inside your community. There are over 500 Street Libraries in Australia!” To source Street Library locations across Sydney […]Read More
By Kevin Wallace My Early Life I can remember watching an advertisement on TV for Parker Furniture, depicting a “craftsman” fashioning furniture and telling my mother, Phyllis, that that is what I wanted to do when I left school (in 1967). I guess I must have been about 13 or 14 at the time. I […]Read More
Thanks to Ian Raper, 15 members plus guests had a unique experience during the outing Garden Island, both a naval base and public picnic grounds in Sydney Harbour. We met at Pier 2, Circular Quay, to catch the 10.05am Watsons Bay ferry for the short ride to the island (it is not strictly an island […]Read More
As one nearing ‘three score years and ten,’ it is hard to know how much to include in such an article about myself, the good, the bad or the ugly? Since finishing my coffin, I did wonder if this summary of my life could complete the set by forming part of my Eulogy. My twin […]Read More
Our President, Ian Raper, organised a meeting between HSC Councillor Robert Browne, the Federal Member for Berowra Julian Leeser MP and the Committee on 2nd May 2017, at the Shed. He was given a tour of the Shed, including a demonstration of the new dust collection system in action. He met many of the members […]Read More
Monday: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 2.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Woodturning and woodcarving ONLY
Thursday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Members’ meeting: 3rd Friday of each month from 12pm to 2pm.
Woodturners’ Meeting: 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am to 3pm (February – November)
Pyrography classes are held at the Shed on a Saturday once a month (depending on demand, February to September) from 10am to 12pm. If you are interested in attending please contact us.
The shed has been a life line especially after my wife died. It has been an opportunity to continue to use my engineering skills and enjoy the camaraderie of the group. Tony B.
The opportunity to make a small difference and help others with their woodturning and at the same time enjoy their company is priceless. John M.
Enjoyable for the soul as well as the body. Good to talk about common interests with like-minded men. Greg C.
The HWMS is the friendliest and most efficiently operated organisation with which I have been associated, with a number of members voluntarily offering their time and expertise to ensure this continues. Despite the complexity of the workshop it operates smoothly - repairs and maintenance of machines and tools is prompt and a programme of replacement and upgrading is apparent. From a personal viewpoint the Shed provides an important social venue for me and I never cease to be amazed at the imagination and skill displayed by members with their projects and their willingness to share these. I trust the Shed can continue to operate as efficiently and effectively for years to come. Jim K.