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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Yorvic @ Preston Park

There is an interesting display at Preston Hall of things Viking. It would seem that they were into pole lathes too! This week the grandsons are off school and with us as grandparents. One of the things we started on Bank Holiday Monday was working through the cutting list for…

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Green Matters

Sheds are fairly green. They often reuse and upcycle. Pallet wood is a strong, good quality wood that can be planed and thicknessed to make some smart looking items. In Norton, The Forge’s Helen Deeham is leading an initiative for a monthly green market using the Friends’ Meeting House across…

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First Phase End in Sight

Phase 1 is the stabilisation of the floors in the kitchen  and entrance to the hut, now done, and the installation of new guttering and downpipes for roof rainwater (now delivered for installation). By Easter the guttering should be up and slack in the roof sheets arising from asbestos removal…

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