Friday, May 27, 2011

Financial advice

"Nobody will lend to me any more!"
"I will never borrow!"
"I live week to week."
"It started out free then suddenly costs and fees were mentioned."
An extract of the talk on finance. ref:

Rose Pruning - a visit.

Wild rose stem starts young rose.

The standard rose. Focus on the stump.

Prune the rose bush stump upwards. Thanks Felco.

Back at the shed. A picture holder ready to be varnished.

Friday, May 20, 2011

New members anticipated

Yien is encouraging new members to join our men's shed.

Wooden tables for belted machinery: jointer & saw.

Our dedicated former construction engineer is building two tables to support (a) an electric saw and (b) a jointer. The 'jointer' table. In the view from the top the hole for the belt is evident.

In the side view the sloping adjustable section will be used to tighten the belt.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Gardening assistance and training

Some senior students will assist shedders to grow seeds and seedlings in the coming weeks.  Concurrently a short course will be run on gardening.  Furthermore shedders are volunteering to landscape the Open Door Building surrounds. In the photo are shedder-built raised beds and planter-boxes-on-legs (to assist drainage).  This week these areas will be given weeding and fertilising.


Shedders helped plan, build, landscape the shed room and assemble a donated coolroom within. The building was opened Thurs 28th April by Mayor Gr Dandenong Cr Roz Blades.
The feet of the some shedders and partners who helped. Time to listen.

 The ribbon cutting celebrates the combined contribution of volunteers, shedders, council, and a list of sponsors including food donors.
Denis Minogue Manager of the Open Door Program here and the Men's Shed is farewelled.