Focus on the Inside (mainly!)

Norton Shedders on target to complete transformation of the interior of the Shed.   We’ve cured the roof leaks (we believe!). New bright LED light battens, wall boards mounted, worktops installed, equipment storage in drawers and cupboards. And today (Tuesday 38/6/22) we found the water stop cock (important for tea…

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Ramping up Norton Shed

We are beginning to take on some new Shed attenders and to engage in more normal Shed activities. A new man, Colin, came on Tuesday. An ex-woodturner and a Meccano fanatic.  He helped move equipment from the switch room onto the new long bench. Pat & Paul got on with…

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Bringing the Ceiling Down

Sometimes a day does not go the way it is planned. Tuesday was just such a day. The plan was to tackle and complete connecting the new LED battens and to install 2 drawer units and 2 cupboard units under the worktop fitted the previous weekend. It had rained hard…

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Axed

One of our “David” Shedders, Dave Tonner, has a number of surprising interests, one of which is throwing axes. Thankfully his interest is deeper than just throwing them, he also enjoys renovating them and other things. Dave has moved into a new house and in the shed there he discovered…

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Loneliness and Black Paint

Will and Kate on Loneliness this Mental Health Week. Mental health concerns exacerbated by loneliness (feeling not connected) affects us all, irrespective of class, at one time or another. Sometimes it can hang around like a personal cloud.  We need to reach out to each other with compassion with a…

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Not Off The Shelf

Sheds are not a manufactured product that can be picked off the shelf like a car. They are more like a Lego kit of parts that are capable of being assembled in different ways for a common purpose – creative enjoyment! Today one of the original founding Shedders in Whitby…

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1000 Stories of Shedders

1000 Stories is quite a tall order, though with around 500 Sheds registered it amounts to 2 stories per Shed! It’s being orchestrated by Louise Starks, a consultant, on behalf of UK Men’s Sheds Association. If you want to know more about it, just ask graham_storer@btinternet.com. Railway Dave has made…

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On the verge

We wanted to finish off the roof of the Smoker’s “bus stop” at the Sports’ Club. New roofs on houses use “dry verges” to make the left and right verges (edges) of a tiled roof watertight. Was always simply mortared up in the past! Wet verge! “Let’s do a proper…

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