Workshop - the working heart of the Shed
The Katoomba Men's Shed has a well equipped workshop. While the Shed is much more than just a shared workshop space, the workshop provides the focus for many of the Shed activities.
Most of the workshop equipment has been donated. Some of the larger machines came from a joinery that was closing down. Other machines were donated by people who were downsizing, or from deceased estates. Repairs and mainenance are carried out by volunteers from among the membership.
Woodworking facilities include the following:
- Wide range of hand and power tools2
- Large panel saw
- Compound mitre saw
- Chissel mortiser
- Linisher and disc sander
- Spindle sander
- Wooturning lathes
- Router table
- Drill press
Metalworking facilities include:
- A range of hand and power tools
- 2 metal-turning lathes
- Miling machine
- Bench grinder
- Electric welders
- An electronics workbench is available, with a range of testing and development facilities.
- The toolroom contains a wide range of electical and hand tools. An alphabetical index is available to help find the tool needed.