About our shed
The Ku-ring-gai Community Workshop, The Shed, has been set up to meet the needs of and to provide a substitute space for those who have lost their shed.
The Shed is a well-equipped workshop enabling shedders to undertake a wide range of woodwork, wood turning, light engineering and craft tasks. Skilled and unskilled shedders can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects.
Besides encouraging new social activities and friendships, The Shed also provides access to other networks for men including local activities and men’s health information.
Everyone is welcome - The Ku-ring-gai “Shed”, has been set up as a shared facility to replace or complement the home workshop. Anyone who feels the shed could cater for their needs and would like to enjoy what it offers, is welcome to visit and then consider joining.
Facilities - The Shed has well-equipped workshops enabling shedders to undertake a wide range of woodwork, wood and metal turning, light engineering, welding, picture framing and other practical tasks. Skilled and unskilled shedders can share time with each other, learn and swap yarns and work together on community projects.
Social - Besides encouraging new social activities and friendships, The Shed provides access to other networks for men including local activities and men’s health information.
Reading - The Information for Members letter provides further information for new and existing members, please read it to familiarise yourselves with the "day-to-day" matters.
Training and group instruction - Cooking group and some training courses run on Fridays. These require pre-arrangement to attend.
Participation – For safety reasons, all members stop work and join discussions at morning tea and lunch breaks.
Contribution - When attending, $3.00 is levied to cover the cost of coffee, tea, biscuits and workshop consumables.
Time allocation - We would like to think our Shedders give a third of their time to their own projects, a third to assist in the Shed and a third to community projects.
Projects --There is a wide variety of projects you can undertake. Listed are just some of them: Work on personal projects, like furniture, box-making, woodturning etc.
- Make/design toys and furniture etc for personal use, sale or donation to local child care centres, kindergartens or hospitals.
- Make/design ‘one-off’ projects for community groups, e.g. Cerebral Palsy Australia, WIRES, Neighbourhood Centre, local schools.
- Repair tasks and intrinsic projects for senior and local citizens.
- Cut, machine, weld, paint, sand, assemble, decorate, mend, frame and many other practical activities.
- Learn to cook in our fully equipped kitchen.
- Group discussions and workshops on men’s health.
- “How-to” workshops and training courses on equipment and craft activities.
- Provide support for other local sheds.