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.
For many years, we have an organised Toy Group that produces hundreds of items solely to donate to our two charities, Wesley Mission and the Salvation Army. As usual, Wesley contacted us in advance to arrange the pick-up. They are always very appreciative of the range and number of items displayed on and around our […]Read More
Recently Brendon Venner demonstrated techniques he applies in his woodturning ‘life.’ Brendon showed a complex musk burl bowl about 180 mm in diameter with protruding ‘legs and flanges’ accomplished using AutoCad Computer Design to draw his proposal and then develop an initial design, while on thecomputer, to give the best design possible as well as […]Read More
We received a message a few weeks ago that the Mayor, Sae Bok Park and other members of the Yeongdong city council wanted to visit an Australian Men’s shed to see how it works. To suit them, the visit was set for 3.00pm on 6 April. Eight people arrived, right on time, including a photographer. […]Read More
By Yuval Cohen. I was born in 1971 in a small town in Israel called Migdal Haemek (not far from Nazareth). I am the eldest child of Esther, a school teacher, and Victor, an electronics technician. I have one younger sister. My early childhood, though a bit vague now, is filled with “scientific experiments”, from […]Read More
Choosing the right wood screw used to be simple, but technological developments in construction and wood products manufacturing have spawned an extensive range of new screws in recent decades. There are so many choices, it’ll positively make your head spin! Sandor Nagyszalanczy of the Woodworkers Journal offers a brief overview of the history, features and […]Read More
The Shed is closed for one month (subject to review) from 20 March, due to potential health risks during the Corona Virus pandemic.
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.