New Lathe Baby

Gentlemen May I proudly Introduce you to our New Baby A Myford ML 7 Lathe with milling capability Im Turning over with excitement to get this little baby running, also Bob will be Thrilled as we also took delivery of a Buffing Machine twin spindle with soap and spare pads and a whole heap ( garage full) of other tools thanks to a Lady Called Leslie, whos partner Sadly Departed, but has left us this greatful legacy, we are sure he would be proud to know that we will respect and make full use of his legacy. as a mark of this we will put a plaque on the lathe. and also try to help leslie out. If i can Gain some more info that his partner is willing to publish about his life i will. we are so pleased that the tools of one true tinkerer and skilled person are available to help others persue the same passion and pleasures in life. With Thanks and on behalf of all the guys, we bow down to thee a humungos help!

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A big thanks To Steel Masters Norwich

A Big Thank You to Steel Masters Norwich Fabricators   rackheath

For the Donation of the Steel plate for our welding bench that is under construction.

also allowing us to skip dive for a few odd scraps of metal for welding practice

we really appreciate your donation and help John

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New Opening times its official

The Norwich Shed will resume service as normal from 2nd September following our August closure for maintenance and stocktaking.  Some addtional opening hours have been agreed, which we’ll be trialling in September.  This will require more members to volunteer to help run sessions.  .
The new opening times are:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays:     2 – 5 pm
Thursdays:                              7 – 9 pm
Saturdays:                              2 – 6 pm*
*The machine room will not be open on Saturdays for the next few weeks until we can more users cleared to use them.  Julian is geared up for doing this over the coming weeks, so do pop in and arrange a time with him to get clearance to use the machines unsupervised.
There are two additonal opening times for members only:-
Tuesdays and Wednesdays:    10 – 1 pm
Don’t forget that everyone is a member once you have had your induction.  The Induction proceedure takes about 20 -30 minutes and is just to ensure you are familiar with the required health and safety procedures.  Peter is available over the next two weeks to do more inductions.
The weekly Users group meeting – open to anyone – will now be on Tuesday lunch times, 1 – 2 pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the shed

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New Opening Hours coming soon

We are pleased to say that after some discussions we are soon going to be posting news about the extended opening times.

It is anticipated that there will be a saturday afternoon session as well as extended open times for members during the week days, as soon as these have been confirmed we will post these new times and the new flyer that is currently being worked on.

we Hope this will make the Shed accessible to even more people, why not pop in and see what we get up to.


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August has been re jig around time and a sort out

Well all of august has been hectic sorting out stuff organising things re laying out the workshops and benches sorting timber doing jobs and having a damn good tidy up, if you have not been in a while pop in and see the changes


Other news is we now have a new e mail account and will be setting up picure and file sharing for members watch here for details

Other News is Chloe Smith MP will be visiting the Shed on the 20th in the afternoon all are welcome to come in

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Open Day Went Well at the Mens Shed Norwich

The open day was a success !

William Armstrong The new  Sheriff  Of  Norwich performed the opening ceremony the first official engagement for him we were honoured to have the pleasure of his attendance.

without further waffle from me here are some images from the days events


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Official open day flyer Norwich Mens Shed

Thanks to all the guys We are Opening Officialy ! credit to Nic For the flyer production.

You are Free?   Why Not Join Us all Saturday The 14th June.

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BBQ is Born in preperation of the official Norwich Mens Shed Launch

We are just starting to build the BBQ so we can cook some real nice healthy Grub for our open day on the 14th of June, Thursday saw the Birth of the BBQ Collin Howie  kindly took this picture,  Steve (in pic) with the help of John (Aviva) started to construct the oil drum BBQ. We were kindly dontated some materials from Norwich Sheet Metal and Ashley Medlar AKA Ash From Key’s Sale yard Aylsham to allow us to build the BBQ. Ash gets a free burger for his oil drum !! thanks to our sponsors !

We are super excited to see it get finished and to start to cook on it ! we will be having a test session at the end of next week maybe on Thursday night Prior to the Saturday event ! yet to be decided, but we have to test the food and stuff out ;)

Steve giving Birth to the BBQ

Steve giving Birth to the BBQ


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open day news update mens health week

Great News and a celebration in conjunction with men’s health week


We now have the lease for Unit 6 allowing us to expand and leave benches and equipment permanently in place.  There are more than 6 work benches and a huge variety of tools and machinery – most of it having been donated to us by shedders or members of the public.


Soon we will be opening for longer too watch this space for new opening times.


This is the right time to have an official launch and to encourage those of you who haven’t been for a while to come back and see how things have developed way beyond what we had expected in such a short time frame.


The open Day will consist of a host of activities and a chance to meet all of us see what we get up to and get some BBQ food and Non alcoholic drinks served.


Bring a friend or two.  Bring the family if they would like to see what we’re up to. 5pm until 9pm is for all comers welcome after 9pm the water shed we will be men only gearing up for the footy Mens Chat and socialising food and drinks.

There are a limited number of places for those who’d like to stay for the after hours BBQ and to watch the England v Italy game on our big screen @11pm

Please book your place for this after hour’s party which you can watch the game drink free!


Food BBQ by Mens Shed and non-alcoholic drinks supplied by the DRUB @ open will be provided at a nominal price.


The Shed is a drugs and alcohol free zone – so please do not bring any with you to the event.


We look forward to seeing you on the 14th June 2014 At the shed!

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The All New Norwich Makers Fair Boffins United lets make Norwich Tech Shine

Lets make Norwich Innovation  tinkering making stuff Shine what ever you create in your shed or ours lets show it!

Norwich is a City with a Huge Diversity of Talent Skill and dedicated professionals Boffins and geeky peeps Lets show the world what we can do in our Sheds…make stuff that you enjoy making!

As a Charity we are seeking all companies to get involved in return for advertising, promotion we would only expect simple support such as materials or expert time to assist with certain projects. Get in touch ASAP to be in on the Start of a New Free Venture promoting East Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich as a centre for technical expertise and innovation.

We are going to host as Men’s shed Norwich an Event of National importance the very First Maker Fair in Norwich.Other “sheds” are welcome to Join in local or not so local! so get in touch

This will entail geek’s boffins and inventors makers of things that are out of this world or just stuff that’s cool to see and look at.

People shedders, individuals and companies that want to get involved are invited to visit us at the shed

co-ordinating this event is Steve, who is himself a self confessed inventor of silly things, and practical items.

The Event is FREE and open to all men aged 18 + We are calling out for company sponsorship and people who want to get involved or people who want to make things to exhibit at the fair, we hope this will culminate in a full blown exhibition at the forum Norwich.

We are seeking High tech/low tech companies, charities, social enterprises, corporate, government bodies/agencies, support networks and individuals and other sheds who want to make or invent things for display to come and join in, think on a local level

No rules no regulations just make what you want, we are promoting men’s health and mind stimulation, wellbeing, We Just want you to get involved Now is the time!

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