Forest Lake Men’s Shed update

by Steve Bruford, President

Well restrictions are easing and we are returning to some sort of normal—the shed is now open Monday to Friday from 8am to noon and we are off and running with a few orders. We have a mud kitchen to build and a small work bench for a young man. We are also making three Connect Fours and some more Noughts & Crosses games and Giant Jenga’s for sale. One of our members is making two children’s table and chairs for his grandchildren, along with other members help.

We also have an order for two Japanese Harp Stands, which we have made before for this lady. We get some different orders at times, which is interesting for our members to get involved in.

In the shed, members can make things for themselves or get involved with things we are making to sell and raise funds or they can just come and have a coffee and a chat. Whatever they want to do is fine by us, that’s what the men’s shed’s are all about, social inclusion.

If any men are interested in what we do, come on down and have a look and a chat—we are not a bunch of grumpy old men!

Street sign that reads Men's Shed.

We now have a sign installed at the top of High Street pointing the way to the shed. Thanks to Cr Charles Strunk for his help in achieving this outcome.

We have also had our first Art exhibition on show at the Inala Art Gallery last month, opened by our local Councillor Charles Strunk. The exhibition was shown for two weeks. It was great to see our talented members work displayed for all to see and appreciate.

For more information contact me, President Steve Bruford, on 0421 520 804 or drop down to the shed 25 High Street in the Salvos Carpark.

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