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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 ;)
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!
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 instrucatables.com 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!