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Thornleigh
NSW 2120

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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Pyrography at the Shed

Woodburning is one of the oldest forms of art, using two elements of the natural world: wood and fire. The generic term Pyrography (from the Greek pyros=fire and grafo=to write) refers to the same technique applied on any suitable surface like wood, leather, gourds, even paper. I grew up in the Balkans where folk art […]

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Our Centralised Dust Extraction System – From Concept To Reality

The first proposal for a system to improve the quality of the air in the Shed was put to the February 2015 Committee meeting by the President, Ian Raper. In consideration that the total cost would be beyond the Shed’s finances, a grant was considered the only viable option to fund a significant part of […]

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How to Make a Cube in a Cube

Enjoy this video on how to make a Cube in a Cube with a Forstner bit in the drill press.

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How to make a metal cube from a cylinder

Were you under the impression you could only make round shapes on a lathe? This metalworker has created the ultimate cube-ception. If you would like to guess how it is done, think about how you would make a cube from a cylinder, and go from there. It gets trickier and trickier the more cubes within […]

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