Norwich Mens Shed to re-open Tuesday 3rd February at 2 pm
47 – 51 Pitt Street, Norwich, NR3 1DE (opposite the mirror and framing centre on Pitt street near the Duke Street/inner ring road roundabout)
Contact number 07584 253 441 (Andy)
Thanks to everyone who has inquired about the Shed over the past month, and thank you for your patience. As hoped, we are ready to re-open our doors at our new premises to existing and would-be shedders. Visitors and inquirers may visit us on the following days. You will receive a warm welcome by our ‘meeter and greeter’ for the day. He will show you around, take some details and find out your interests. Get straight into something or take your time to suss us out. All levels of skill catered for. Get on with your own project or get involved in one of ours. Help is on hand for beginners or those just wanting to try some activity. No pressure to do any activity just come for a chat and a cuppa ! Currently we have woodworking, green woodworking, metalwork, mechanics, music and electronics pc repair and build activities. We now have space to develop new projects and activities so it’s a great time to pay us a visit and share your thoughts on things you would like to do.
Public opening Times at the Shed*
Initially at least we will resume our previous opening times, although these will be reviewed once we get back to normal:
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 2 – 5 pm;
- Thursdays 7.00 – 9.00 pm
* There are additional opening times for members. Membership is free to anyone once a basic induction into our values, operational practices and safety procedures has been complete.
Hoo Rahh we have the keys for the New building work has commenced already a few plan changes but im sure we will all get it looking ship shape in no time at all See you all on the 2nd of January 2015 at the new place have a Fabulous Christmas and Happy New year
The updated address and map is shown to the Right of this blog page in Pitt Street
Hi Guys things have been super busy for the shed over the last few weeks,A begging list plus just a small update on some things that are going on,most of you will be aware that the imminent move to the pitt street location is under way, it seems like this is almost signed and sealed so only a few more days until we can clarify this for definate, in anticipation we have been trying to plan a few things and have a list of stuff we need to try to get hold of so we are asking for some help in getting hold of a few things. If you know of some of them or could donate time or items please chip in and respond where possible.
Items or things we need are:
A free large Van with a tail lift for a few days or several smaller vans and people to help out moving stuff.
A CHEAP or FREE commercial Qualified Electrician who could certifiy an instalation with the right paper work, this would only require minimal work and a bit of testing as we would do 98% of the fix, Free Advertising recommendations offered in Return for services rendered/ given free !!
any 900mm wide doors? internal ones? sheet wood materials or plasterboard for stud walling
as a secondary consideration we would appreciate any donations of :screws posidrive ones,
current electrical standard cable 2.5mm2 for a ring main
sockets double and surface mounted boxes,
red and brown rawl plugs in fact any fixings!!
any lengths of copper pipe fittings and or plastic push fit 15mm, a white toilet and cistern.
wooden solid garage doors? pair of?
A second hand straight Stair lift for disabled access we can install or remove if one was available we need to get up about a fraction more than a standard house 23 steps ? or accept donations for a new one.
suplementary requests; we are still seeking an Anvil and some blacksmiths tools the forge is almost made. any steel that can be donated is always handy. as are all bolts and fixings
seeking a Bandsaw for wood
we are also still taking on projects to make things to help us fund our move so we could swap things or our services/advertising for what we need.
We activly encourage businesses to sponsor us on an ongoing basis for example we are eternaly greatful to Norwich Estates http://www.norwichestates.co.uk/ for the continued support and donations of wood.
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