Friday, December 2, 2011

Grumpy Old Men article, Capital Times 23 November

This article is a sequel to that below - the response from the Sisters (our landlord)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Whose shed is it anyway? A Capital Times article 16 November

This article in the Capital Times 16 November is an update on the situation of the original MenzShed Wellington.

Note changes of times for activities.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Menzshed 26 April 2011

Projects on hand

Stuart Hudson, Jim Yates and Henry Hodge have been busy painting the children’s chairs for Kilbirnie Plunket and have now completed 6 of them. There are 4 more chairs and a table which need attention and Jim Yates hopes to get them to the shed by Thursday. Henry Hodge did such a good job repairing the first 6 - and with luck he may return this week to deal with the second batch - it’ll be good to see you back Henry.

DIY Power

Robin Bodley, who is a recognised expert in the differences between scale and surface rust, has an interesting project on the go at the shed. He’s constructing a home based electricity generator using a man-powered bicycle frame, with a stator that he obtained from an old washing machine. (Do hope I’ve got the technical description right!). Robin hopes to demonstrate and exhibit in the future. I’m sure he’ll pass on tips to anyone interested in constructing a similar machine to reduce their domestic power bill

Coffee News

There’s palpable air of sophistication at the MenzShed these days. When we first started, smoko was usually a cup of lukewarm brown stuff made from the remnants that you could scrape from the coffee jar. However all that changed with the arrival of man-about-town, Les Collins, he of the trilby hat Les introduced a touch of class to the shed by donating a working coffee machine that used real coffee beans. Now we have been gifted a second one and Norman Kabak is spending some time get-ting it into optimum condition.

A Ring of Steel

Rolf Kluger called in last Thursday for a natter. He donated welding equipment to the shed which he would like to see used. Rolph has a wealth of Wellington engineering stories in his backpack.

Our Treasurer, Jim Yates, is looking forward to sign-ing up members for the shed this week. The annual subscription currently stands at $1.00 - so get your gold coin ready when you visit.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) from 1pm the evils of the world will be discussed by the Grumpy Old Men. On Thursday the real work will continue on our various projects.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

MenzShed 16 March

Fellow Sheddies -

A reminder that the Shed is open tomorrow and Thursday.

"Grumpy Old Men" meet Wed. from 1:00 till 3:00 ish.
Conversation, Coffee, Conviviality, and Crunchy Bickies,
precede more serious talk about issues and ideas.
Come and expand your mind, or at least what is left
of your mind.

Thursday, we hope to start on a special project of painting
little chairs for an early childhood center, and painting the
apartment upstairs, so that we might find a tenant and help
to reduce our out of pocket rent.

So, come one, come all, and meet some new members
who signed on last week.

Also, someone wants to make a movie about the "Shed",
so this needs some conversation as well.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

MenzShed open for 2011 - come along!


Shed open hours:
Wed.  1pm – 3ish Grumpy Old Men
Thu. 10am – 1pm Projects and General work activities

Please note that Independent projects and activities can be done
in the shed premises, as long as you can bring someone
along to be with you.

Our rules say that no one can be working with tools by
themselves. This is for your protection.

Thank you.

Shed committee

PS. Have a look at the soil moving photos in the slideshoow on the left top of the page. Note that we weren't leaning on our shovels the whole time!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MenzShed - 2011 opening meet 27 January

Gents and other camp followers -

The first work session of the New Year will take place
tomorrow at the Shed.

Doors open at 10 am.

Please bring your best smiling faces, and ideas for a
creative Sheddies season.