33a Sefton Rd
Thornleigh
NSW 2120

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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A Wonderful Story from One of Our Members

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 […]

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Visits from State and Federal Local MPs

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 […]

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A Woodturning Project with a Difference

Convert all of your left over pencils into a pencil pot.

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NorthConnex Partners With Men’s Shed To Deliver New Homes For Wildlife

A unique partnership between the NorthConnex project and Hornsby Woodworking Men’s Shed is providing new homes for local wildlife. Over the past 12 months, Men’s Shed volunteers have created 72 custom-designed nest boxes for possums, bats and birds. NorthConnex Project Director, Robert Ioffrida, said construction of the NorthConnex project involves the clearance of some native […]

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The Roentgens’ Berlin Secretary Cabinet

View this video of craftsmanship at its finest.

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