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The Katoomba Men’s Shed is a not for profit community organisation affiliated with Australian Men’s Shed Association. It aims to promote the health and well being of men, and provides an opportunity for men to share time together,  swap yarns and work together on community projects.

The Men's Shed movement began in Australia in the 1990s. There were concerns about men's health, but there was little encouragement in Australian culture for men to meet and talk over their issues. However, men were comfortable with the concept of the backyard shed, where many would go on a regular basis to potter about and work on projects. So the concept was born of a community-based shed as a place where men could go to meet other men, socilise and work on projects.

Newsletter

sept15-thumbNoise from the Shed is the Katoomba Men's Shed newsletter. From mid 2015 the aim will be to issue the newsletter four times each year, in March, June, September and December.  Earlier newsletters are also listed below.

Noise from the Shed - No 24 February 2020

no23 thumbThe February 2020 edition of the KMS Newsletter has just been published.

In this edition

  • Bendigo Bank contributes to new planer
  • President's report
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Shed highlights
  • Vale Poul Erik Hvidkjaer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Watering stations for wildlife
  • Safety Snippet: Push blocks
  • What do you do at the Shed
  • Tool tips - Warping in wood

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Noise from the Shed - No 23 November 2019

no23 thumbThe November (Christmas) edition of the KMS Newsletter has just been published.

In this edition

  • President's message
  • A visit from Scotland
  • Shed highlights
  • Facing a major health event
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • New Mt Riverview facility
  • Safety Snippet: Pay attention
  • Tool tips - Adhesives
  • You get all sorts at the Shed!

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Noise from the Shed - No 22 August 2019

no22 thumbThe August edition of the KMS Newsletter has just been published.

In this edition

  • President's message - back and better than ever
  • Blast from the past - old photo found
  • Shed highlights
  • Move over Masterchef
  • Men's Health: Lonliness
  • Safety snippet: Silly old bloke syndrome?
  • Safety snippet: Featherboards
  • House extension project
  • Tool tips - hardness of wood

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Noise from the Shed - No 21 May 2019

no21 thumbThe May edition of the KMS Newsletter has just been published.

In this edition

  • What goes on at the Shed
  • President's message
  • Shed highlights
  • KMS now on Facebook
  • Things my family might want to know – my ‘Red Book’
  • Safety snippets
  • Tool tips - wood screws
  • A memorable project!

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Noise from the Shed - No 20 February 2019

no20 thumbThe February edition of the KMS Newsletter has just been published.

In this edition

  • Vale David Williams
  • President's message
  • Annual General Meeting
  • What's On
  • Computer Club
  • Magnabend machine
  • Central Mountains Men's Shed
  • Wood Show new format
  • Helping rescued possoms
  • Beekeeping anyone
  • Cutting thin strips on a table saw

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