33a Sefton Rd
Thornleigh
NSW 2120

Wesley Mission Toy Handover

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 […]

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Woodturning with Brendan Venner

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 […]

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Visit By The Mayor Of Yeongdong County, South Korea

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. […]

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From Israel to Hornsby Men’s Shed

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 […]

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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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