This Weeks Timetable





Duty Member


12th September


Shed Open 
Guest Speaker

John V


13th September


Shed Open

Andrew P / Bert D  Mark B / Louis B


14th September



Shed Open


Jeff N


15th September



Shed Open


Rob M


16th September


Shed Open

Dominic P

Workshops – Take Note

Sorry to have to keep saying no, but there are rules and limits that exist and we must comply:

No noisy machinery in the Quiet Workshop: Battery or 240v sanders, jigsaws, routers and planers are to be used only in the woodwork machine room. Noisy machinery in the General Workshop just annoys everyone in there.

NO work outside: Under the terms of our lease agreement, members cannot do any noisy or dirty work outside of the Shed building. This includes things such as: machine sanding; painting – hand or spray; use of any battery or 240v equipment; welding; grindng, cutting; and anything else that makes a noise or a mess.

Electrical Safety: If you are bringing in your own 240volt tool to use in the Shed, it can NOT be used until it has been tested for electrical safety, and tagged as safe. If it fails the test then it will get a red DO NOT USE tag and must not be used in the Shed.

All the Shed’s equipment is tested annually, and anything that fails is either: repaired and tested again, or thrown out.

It’s for everyone’s safety – and it’s the law, and it’s a condition of our lease agreement with Council.

A Safety Reminder
A brief reminder to all members that it is mandatory to have unhindered access to portable fire extinguishers and emergency exits / fire safety doors. So will everyone please not place anything – project items, tools, equipment, or any debris – that may obstruct access. Please keep vigilant and if you do see any obstruction, simply remove and relocate them to a more appropriate location.
At the same time it is also a requirement that ear muffs and goggles must be worn when using many of the power tools, particularly the non portable tools in the woodworking and metal areas.  
Stay safe and keep safe those around you.

Donate Life

Last Tuesday Sheddie John D used his personal and family story of kidney disease and transplant to encourage people to become organ donors.
The process is very simple and there are two steps: 
  1. Go to and put in your name, date of birth and Medicare number. It takes less than a minute to do. (Ff you were previously registered through the driver’s license process, you need to now do this new registration.)
  2. Tell your family that you have made that choice. Many usable organs are lost each year because families don’t know because it was never raised with them until too late.

What’s On

Guest Speaker on Tuesday
Our guest speaker will be Colin Smith who will give a talk about his book “Merric Boyd and Murrumbeena” (Published 2021). This is one of several books Colin has written about the well known Boyd family of painters, sculptors and artists.  
Bunnings BBQ – Great Result
The Bunnings BBQ of last Sunday was a great success having raised some $1900. Thanks to all those who participated and especially to John D and Tom F who did the preparation.
Marriott House Project Reminder
Unfortunately the Marriott House project was postponed due to the bad weather forecasts ( the weather bureau got that one right NOT ) but the project has been rescheduled for Tuesday 11th October so once again we will be asking for volunteers. Next week we will make a start cutting the blue boards for the Carnegie Laneways Mosaic project and making 2 possum boxes.
Arts and Crafts
The painting session is still very popular with new people joining in and taking advantage of the quality tuition and materials supplied free to Shed members.  
There is room for more members to come along and try it out.
Pottery session will start again on Friday 28th October after Rob returns after a well earned break.
Again there is room for more members to join in. It’s very therapeutic!
Spanners   Spanners   Spanners
A reminder – we are collecting old spanners for a sculpture we are making for Carnegie Laneways. Bring them into the Shed – there is a tub just inside our entry door (look down and to your right as you come in) for you to fill.
Computer Available
Also in response to member requests, we will now have a laptop computer available during Shed open hours. It will be on the duty desk in our foyer, and can be used in that area, in the workshops, in the tearoom, in Room 19, or on the deck; just return it when you are done. 
It is available for use for things such as looking at youtube to see how to do something, to find parts, etc. The only times it will not be available will normally be: during some guest presentations; or if we are running a Zoom meeting for the Committee or similar. 
We will normally set it up with internet access at the start of each day, and the highly secret laptop password is on a label stuck underneath.
​Internet Access
Members are welcome to access the Council’s free public Wifi while in the Shed. Just:
Find “Glen Eira Public Wifi” (but note there are other secure password-protected Glen Eira links we don’t have access to.)
Accept the Terms and Conditions
Sign in – no password required
Still Got RATs in the Shed
We’ve still got a supply of RATs in the Shed. If you need one or two at home just in case, ask JD, Charlie or the Duty Member.


Cubby for St Peter’s Primary School:  The frame for the main part of the cubby is now basically completed. Next week we aim to get external vertical slat cladding and the roof installed. Roofing should be ready for pick up on Tuesday morning. We have some members involved but could do with another one or two. 

Bert will be getting more materials in next week for front verandah and under floor structure. Hopefully we can have this project ready for installation in a few weeks.
See Bert on Tuesday morning if you would like to help on this project.

E-Waste Recycling Station:   The recycle bin for Glen Eira City Council is nearing completion – we are just waiting for the stickers to be delivered, the doors should be fitted this week and a clear varnish applied. 

Play Group Toys:   The toys for the Steiner Playgroup next door are just about finished and should be returned to them later this week and the following week.

Kinder Toys: We are starting to do some toy & furniture restorations and building for a group of kinders. We will be making a small start this week, but there will be a lot more to follow.

Label Your Work

There have been a few grizzles about personal projects, or even materials for community projects, being cut up by others for their projects. It is YOUR responsibility to make you sure you clearly label everything, so there can be no confusion and no mistakes. We’ve put up new signage to help, but LABEL IT.

Sandpaper Dispenser
Have a look at the smart new sandpaper-roll dispenser in the general workshop – a results of the efforts of Andy from our Wednesday night crew
Spray Painting Booth
And down in the metalwork room our new spray-painting booth is taking shape – it’s only a week or two away from being usable.
Bringing In Timber
We can now take a very limited amount of timber if you’ve got anything decent to bring in. But we emphasise “decent” – not rubbish that we’re just going to end up throwing out, at our cost. And it goes into the shelves outside – not on the floor inside.
Workshops for Women
This Tuesday (13th) is the last session for Term 3 for our Women’s Workshops group. They start for Term 4 on Tuesday 4th October, and continue through to 20th December when they will break until the start of Term 1 in 2023.
The recent funding grant generously provided by Glen Eira City Council means this very popular program (the waiting list is growing again) can continue into the foreseeable future, and the Committee may also consider some extension of it in the new year.

And a reminder to those who forget: this program happens TUESDAYS – 1-3pm and 7-9pm.

Privacy Settings
We use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. If you are using our Services via a browser you can restrict, block or remove cookies through your web browser settings. We also use content and scripts from third parties that may use tracking technologies. You can selectively provide your consent below to allow such third party embeds. For complete information about the cookies we use, data we collect and how we process them, please check our Privacy Policy
Consent to display content from Youtube
Consent to display content from Vimeo
Google Maps
Consent to display content from Google