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Winner Shed Fest Photo Comp

From Bourton on the Water Men's Shed

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Danger ahead!

Are videos that show you what can go wrong when using machinery more impressive than those that show you how to use a machine properly? Here are three.                               https://youtu.be/9Ll3sP1Io8w - table saw event                                                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7sRrC2Jpp4 ‘Don’t stand behind a table saw.’ This dramatic video still does not identify that the cause was having the piece being cut off between the blade …

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Easy does it

Pyrography is a desk-based activity that might enable Shedders to keep coming when they no longer want to stand so much etc. It is the skill of burning into wood using a heated element the temperature of which can be varied to give different tones on the image. You don’t have to make pictures this way but that’s what most …

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Thank you B&Q

Andy Ryland of Rural Yorkshire has sent the following: B&Q operates a community reuse scheme thoughout all its stores. For further information see

http://www.diy.com/corporate/community/waste-donation/?ecamp=Aff-254835&awc=483_1478848390_ec9af27526b030112b2fede1da8c2a17

Thanks to Andy too!

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Face up to it with Decembeard

The Decembeard team at Beating Bowel Cancer would like to invite your Shed to join us for a festive fundraiser. Do something unique this December - grow a beard and TAKE ON bowel cancer! Why? Because bowel cancer is second largest cancer killer in the UK and sadly is 33% more prevalent in men. Resolution If diagnosed at an early …

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Leading from Behind

If  you are leading the development of a Shed in which you yourself will not be a Shedder what steps can you take from the start to avoid creating a dependency on you/ your organisation in the long term? Here are some tips from Chris Lee for growing a bottom-up, Shedder-led, sustainable Men’s Shed.  Some of the tips may sound …

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Free resources

If your Shed organization has an income below £30,000 p.a. membership of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations is free, permanently. It provides services to members, and three new ones this month include A Business Plan template – here it is. a practical handbook on fundraising by the Institute of Fundraising A one hour free telephone support every month on …

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