Monday, November 27, 2017

November 2017 update

We've been going for about a month in new location.

The address is now AMOS WAY, Hataitai

We've been doing local stuff, repairs, maintenance and exterior blackboard and shelves at the local play center.

Our main focus right now is getting the shed to a useable area, with the help of Bevan and Elizabeth - good going. Slowly but surely we're sorting out the shed layout. We've decided on movable, easy to access for the majority of space if need be.

 We've made work benches, from material provided from Bunnings. Thank you Muave, Event Coordinator. We are makinga table saw sled and starting on storage containers on a french cleat system.

It's a matter of utilising best the space available, an enjoyable challenge. Barry Whitfield bought in a few choice items, older but very useful, from his deceased father in law's tools. Many thanks to you and your wife.

We're looking at using the off cuts from the tunnel traps for safe bird nests. This will encourage birds after the pests are gone.

Many thanks to Nigel and the  KAPITI MENZSHED who has provided a good number of hand and power tools, among  other things. Again thanks. We are looking to be involved with the KAPITI MENZSHED with their Tools to the Pacific Program (to assist in times of emergency over there).
If any one has gear to pass on, it will be put to good use.

Until next time.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Menzshed Wellington are back in business!

Well...well. It's been a time

  Menzshed Wellington has a place at Hataitai Bowling Club.
Previously the green keepers shed. The access is via Arcus Way,
It's not a too bad a space, we will sort it. There are issues will wet block walls, Alan D has put his hand up for the sealing of that.

  We have to start from scratch as our old benches are being held by the building manager David Cross, of  The sisters of Compassion. Something about some people used it to use drugs after we left, so no-one can go in there??
This isn't too much of a problem, we're Kiwis. We'll sort it.

Anyway, we have been asked by Predator Free Northland to make traps. We have completed the first 50 of 100 traps. They aren't too bad to do.

At this stage Menzshed Wellington will be open on Thursday and Friday  9:30-1:00pm with Saturday am as an option, at this stage.

We have been given a round extendable dining table from Ray this has come in very useful.

 During the shedless days I had been active with an outreach option. where we went out and did, other than people coming to us.
One job included designing and making a fold up bed for a chap in a small bedsit. The design took a while and in the end thes build was completely different but came out primo.

We have already had requests from some play centers, which is good.
We'll keep informed on those and others of course.
We have been doing a bit of maintenance around the Bowling club,
one was a gate that had to be lifted to open...soon got sick of that.
Another gate just needed a shave...with the grinder.

Finally many thanks to the various Committees who have guided this through,
Most of all Steve Jardine who followed it up from a lead. Good One Buddy.

 Until next time