33a Sefton Rd
Thornleigh
NSW 2120

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.

What’s the best wood screw to use on your next project?

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 […]

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Our Local Hero

Congratulations to Bruce Campbell for being one of three winners of the Hornsby Westfield’s Local Hero award. Bruce won $10,000.00 which will allow the Shed to replace some of the ageing equipment as well as expand our toys programme for our charities. The committee thanks you for your support and ask you to pass the […]

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Street Library – A Community Project

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 […]

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The Story of a Local Craftsman and Member

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 […]

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The Shed Trip to Garden Island

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 […]

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Opening Days and Hours

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.

Upcoming Events

Nov
13
Tue
12:00 pm Shed Closed for Xmas Party Prepa...
Shed Closed for Xmas Party Prepa...
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm
In preparation for the HWMS Christmas Party there is a change to the Shed Hours of Operation: Monday 12th November: Normal Hours Tuesday 13th November: All work in the Shed will cease at 12 Midday.[...]
Nov
19
Mon
9:00 am Woodworking
Woodworking
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
 

What Our Members Say

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.