Picton Men’s Community Shed

27 foot Montague Whaler being restored - Colin King checking Bills progress

27 foot Montague Whaler being restored – Colin King checking Bills progress

MENZSHED NZ Status: Member

Website: http://pictonpowerhouse.blogspot.co.nz/p/picton-mens-community-shed.html

Shed and facilities.

The Picton Men’s Community Shed was established in 2009, and as at August 2015 had 24 financial members.  The group operates from a shed with a floor area of approx 100 – 150 square metres, and is well provisioned with hand tools, power tools, woodworking machinery, a metal-turning lathe and welding gear.

Members work on a wide and varied range of activities, some of which include classic boat restoration, knife and tool sharpening, furniture making and repairs, off-site community tasks, propagating plants and gardening and, of course, their own private projects, too.

There is a strong emphasis on men’s health and well-being.

Ken busy sanding and varnishing oars

Ken busy sanding and varnishing oars

Open Hours.

The Shed is open Wednesdays, 9 am – 4 pm,   and Saturdays, 9 am – 12 noon.

The Picton Shed is always keen to attract new members.  Similarly, visitors to Picton, or those passing through, are encouraged to drop in and look around.  They’ll receive a warm welcome.

Address

The Picton Men’s Community Shed is located on the PowerHouse Reserve site, 8 Wairau Road, immediately south of the railway crossing, and adjacent the skateboard park.

Shed Contacts are

Secretary /Coordinator:    Kerry Eagar, ph 03 5738007,  email eagark.s@clear.net.nz

Chairman:   Rex Green, 021 469191

Treasurer:  Hugh Fredericks,  03 573 6308,  email hughnet@xtra.co.nz

News 3 Feb 2017

Sharing afternoon tea with Waterlea Rest Home residents during their regular monthly visit

               Sharing afternoon tea with Waterlea Rest Home                 residents during their regular monthly visit

Nozz Fletcher tending the Men's Shed garden

Nozz Fletcher tending the Men’s Shed garden

Toys waiting repair

Toys waiting repair

The end of a busy dayThe end of a busy day