ABOUT US

WHAT IS THE MENS SHED

Men's Sheds are non-profit local organisations that provide workshops and space for social interaction. These communal sheds were inspired by backyard sheds, where a man would go and carry out tasks such as restoring furniture or fixing lawn mowers etc. The movement originated in Australia in the 1980s as a way to improve the health and wellbeing of older men. Some have expanded their membership to any adult regardless of age or gender.  Sheds can now be found in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada and Finland. To view a map of locations in New Zealand see below. Further background information can be found on WIKIPEDIA

SHEDS AROUND NEW ZEALAND

MENS SHED NORTH SHORE

in 2012, an elected Board of Trustees obtained from Auckland Council a lease of a site at 34 Elliott Avenue, Glenfield (in Elliott Reserve) and had constructed a 300m² TotalSpan shed. During 2012, members fully insulated The Shed and completed the internal fit out.
The Shed was officially opened on Sunday April 7th 2013.
In early 2016, an extra 100m² was added to The Shed to more than double the amount of space available for engineering. Once again, members chipped in and completed the internal fit-out to a very high standard.
By early 2019, a second extension, the Technology Room, was completed. This will cater for electronics, media, small model making, 3D printing and related activities.

BUILDING OUR SHED

MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT INSTALLED


The workshops have compressed air, dust extraction and a comprehensive range of hand and power tools and equipment that would rival any commercial operation.  A range of personal safety equipment is available for Members' use

 WOODWORK SHOP

• Band saws ~ various sizes  • Bobbin sander  • Combination buzzer / thicknesser 

• Drill press with electronic speed control, drill bit selection and depth gauge

• Drop saws with roller timber stands  • Edge and disc sanding machines 

• Horizontal borer  • Modern thicknesser  • Scroll saw  • Table saws  • Tormek wetstone grinder • Wood turning lathe with electronic speed control  • Power hand tools, drills, planers, sanders, etc.  • Extensive range of hand tools, chisels, hammers etc.

ENGINEERING SHOP

• Cutoff /vertical bandsaw  • Metal lathe • Universal milling machine 

• Drill press • MIG, TIG, Arc and gas welding equipment  • Plasma cutter 

• Sandblaster  • Bench grinders • Lifting hoist • Sheetmetal bender 

• Bar bender  • Sheetmetal shear  • 12 Tonne press • Power hand tools, drills, angle grinders, sanders, etc.  • Extensive range of engineering hand tools, measuring equipment etc.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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LANCE CLARKE & SHELLEY BOYED

We are grateful for the ongoing sponsorship from Lance and Shelley of Barfoot & Thompson Real Estate. Throughout  they have participated in our Shed's events making a valuable contribution to the success. of them. Members have also benefited from their depth of experience in the real estate industry and appreciate the readiness to give advice, answer questions and share a wealth of knowledge. Contact Shelley 021 0820 9587  / s.boyed@barfoot.co.nz or Lance 021 401 489 / l.clarke1@barfoot.co.nz

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS


We are open Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 to 4:00 On Friday and  Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00. Closed on Public Holidays

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