About our shed
The Manning-Great Lakes Woodworkers Inc. is a club promoting the practice of woodworking and associated wood crafts in a friendly and informative way. We enjoy fellowship among members by holding regular workshop sessions, demonstrations, seminars, visits to other clubs and outings. Membership is open to anyone interested in woodworking, both male and female, young and not so young, and regardless of experience.
Our premises on the banks of the Manning river consist of three buildings, a workshop, a kitchen/meeting room, and The Bridge Gallery.
Our members perform turning, scroll sawing, pyrography, box making, and many other aspects of woodworking, using the comprehensive range of equipment available in the workshop.
The kitchen/meeting area has a well-stocked library plus a good kitchen with coffee and tea available.
The Bridge Gallery is in the third building and is our latest venture. It has a display of the many items made by our members with the majority available for sale. The Bridge Gallery is open to the public every Saturday.
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— "I've found a great group of mates"
Mateship is an important pillar of every Men’s Shed – first and foremost the shed is a place for men to knock about with a group of like-minded mates.
— “I give back to the community”
Men’s Sheds are vital community investments delivering programmes and activities that foster community spirit and contribute to building a more inclusive Australia.
Health & Wellbeing
— “My health and wellbeing is better because I'm a Shedder”
Many shedders experience improved mental health outcomes. Men (and women) involved at their local Shed report increased self-esteem through participation and learning new skills; de-stigmatisation of experiencing mental health and de-stigmatisation of prevalent social issues related to mental health.
The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the national service provider supporting more than 1,200 Men’s, Women’s and Community Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male-based community development organisations.
AMSA was established in 2007 by a collection of Australian independent community-based Men’s Sheds to represent, support and promote the Men’s Shed movement. It was founded on the principle of sharing information between sheds and those communities wishing to establish and operate a Men’s Shed. It acts as a central hub for information exchange.
Facts & Figures
Men’s Sheds across Australia (that's more Men's Sheds than Macca's restaurants!)
More than 2,500 Men's Sheds operate in 12 countries
The first Men's Shed was established in 1993 (Goolwa, South Australia)
More than 50,000 Australian men participate in Men's Sheds