Three blokes walked into a shed…..

‘Unreal!’ said the first.

‘Unbelievable!’ said the second.

The third bloke just smiled, and…. Well, you’ll just have to keep reading, won’t you?

There’s so much dry wit in the Shed at Stanny that even the morning brew can’t quench it. For instance, one young fella comes in, gung-ho to make his mark on The World of Shedding, and next thing he’s off looking for Mr Squiggles pencil.

And timber! Don’t talk to us about that! Blackbutt, curlytail, pineasaurit, yellowbottom, matethatsheavy, jigalong, lingalonga, we’ve got splinters from the best.

Tools! Well, let just say that ‘sausage sizzle economics’ is our forte, our treasurer isn’t known as ‘King Sausage’ for nothing, and it takes 237 sangers to buy one Makita jigsaw (roughly).

And spiritually, we have members who basically used to pray before they hit a nail, and now they can create things of beauty that make a grown man cry (if he misses the nail and hits his thumb).

Yes, the Helensburgh Men’s Shed has it all. But, this January, as always, it comes down to three very important things;

Every man is welcome

Every man is important

Every man has value

And every man has the ability to create something of beauty.

So, that third bloke? Well, he’s smiling because he can see you counting on your fingers, hang on, that’s four things!

To pique your interest, just a few of the things we are doing this year; we are restoring a classic Australian designed sailing boat; creating a Postie Bike Café Racer; learning to use our Hercus metal lathe; improving our welding skills; making our environment a better place for small furry creatures (and teenytiny bats); and, always, lots more specialised projects and services supporting our  2508 Community.

To all our families, friends, supporters and sponsors,

A very happy New Year, and exciting times ahead!

The Men’s Shed re-opens 9 am Monday 14 January at

54 Stanwell Avenue Stanwell Park, next to the School.