Sunday, December 21, 2014

Menzshed Newsletter - December 2014

Well it’s getting to that time of the year; we've had a busy time of it as The Shed
continues to grow.

We are pretty busy with IHC, Active and a few other groups utilising the facilities. This takes a good chunk of Wednesday. Cheers to Ron (one of the coordinators) for looking to this, not an easy task.

We were discussing a web site, but at this stage we will be starting off with Facebook

We have been a bit lax with the outwork, as our vehicle is in need of a WOF investment.

We've received more kindy toys to repair.

Ron’s currently refurbishing some wooden prams etc.found in Newtown Play Center’s storage shed.

We’re installing Emergency Water Storage Units at a women’s temporary accommodation facility.

There is flow of walk-ins that can be quite interesting in their requests. Of course “Everything can be done, what can be done”. We’ve only had one this year that was out of anyone’s reach, other than God’s. Alice keeps us on our toes with her requests, Thanks for the beers Alice. “Appreciated”

Newtown Health, Newtown

  • Acrylic shaded bench area
  • Re-set cupboard door
  • Fix sliding door
  • Cap cables etc
Newtown Health, Strathmore
  • Put a versatile lamp in consulting room
  • Repair sliding door (I hate those)
  • Acrylic book ends
Some step up platforms and a primo utility cupboard for a Play Center, they came out quite good.

Big clear out (out the back) this "term", is way better now.

Made a wrapping paper stand, came out good, will be doing some more next year, thanks Dave.

All the best
   over and out


End of Year Rarddi Raa

We will be closing on the 20th Dec re-opening on the 14th Jan.

Many thanks to the following
  • Terry, for contribution to the Menzshed stock and tools (much appreciated and currently in use.)
  •  Christine, we are grateful for the paint – the IHC guys are having a field day with it. Electrics are/have been put to good use.
  •  Ruth, the draws (amongst other things) have already been utilised by making several smaller bedsidish (yeah) type. As well as useful in the Shed. They came out real good. All of use. Thank you
  •  Barbara much appreciated.
  •  Darryl -  A great help!!!
  •  Dave Saved us, more than once. (What can one say?)
  •  Ken Wow, thanks!!!
  •  David Assisting where needed. Cheers
  •  Jim Thanks for filling-in when needed, good one.
  •  Pip Thanks mate, still refurbishing the lathe, will come out real good.
  • Alice Thanks
  • The Sisters of Compassion: For your support, Menzshed is more than grateful. A true indication of grace and generosity.
  • To those who have just dropped in and given. BRILLIANT. (It’s all that needs to be said)To all those who have utilized the Shed through out the year. Beauty, Catch yas next year
  • To those with interest, support or just looking Cheers, have a good one.
  • Not least Ron, Ross and Dave, giving their time to keep it operational.
  • The Trustees, who without, we’d be without. Good Stuff!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

News August 2014

We are quite busy at the shed currently.

The IHC guys are a current feature on a Wednesday morning. One chap, Trevor is off to Los Angeles to represent New Zealand in lawn bowls over there. Good One Buddy!!!

We have just received a task from The Correspondence School, maintaining, replacing repairing their early learning equipment.

 Bill, form Te Horo, donated some beautiful mahogany cabinet furniture. They were passed on as a keen restoration project. Thank you Bill, the return on that will be very handy for nails, screws, glue etc etc etc.

We are starting maintenance with Ronald McDonald House that could be interesting.

Mary Potter Hospice work is still on going when we can spare the manpower.

We are still having consistent utilisation of the Shed.

Simon's finished this large model plane it came out brilliantly.

Dave, been busy with rebuilding a couple of pull saws, one to sell to pay for the one for us - hen he’s not busy. Good one Dave

Darren is making a compound bow, that’s quite interesting - after making a gas burner.

Blaze gets quite busy with assorted activities, quite unique some of them.

Dave (other) is refurbishing an old wireless cabinet.

We have just finished an activity cabinet and step up platforms for Wilton Play Center - they came out quite good too.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quarter 1 2014

A lot has happened since the last note.

We now have new associations with Mary Potter Hospice and Wellington/Wairarapa Plunket Association.

The beginning of the year has been quite busy, with a regular influx of people utilizing the Shed.

We are still occupied with the IHC’s Active and Alpha groups, we now also have Te Waka – Whaiora involved.

There still are the smaller jobs such as letter boxes, sharpening tools, repairing handles etc that get dropped in.

We have a chap, David, who has just completed a stack of crazy signs for a wedding and is now making a cool play house.

We have David making a crazy mobile Weta (he volunteers at Zoolander).

We have a few people coming in one evening for tips on DIY. (Thanks Dave)

There is a collapsible table in the design experiment stage, from small to large.

There is Simon making models, he also is repairing ones a woman gave us, that was handy, him.

Ron has done a massive job at Plunket over quite a period. (Too big for the fathers to finish) Good One Buddy.

Ross has started at Mary Potter Hospice, doing their maintenance; this appears to be an ongoing project, while they accumulate for their much needed refurbishment.

Along with the usual suspects dropping in it has been and hopefully will continue to be as it should.
Quarter 2 2014