Wellness Day 2019

Over 70 people attended the Channel Men’s Shed Mental Health Wellness Day BBQ held at the Kingsborough Bowls Club at Margate on 31st October.

Peter Shelley is shown welcoming Mitch McPherson (founder of SpeakUp! Stay ChatTY! ) and Michael Voumard (Lifeline).

A donation from CMS was also made to SpeakUp! Stay ChatTy!

Quick Change Toolpost

Thanks to Reuben, who risked excess baggage on his return from the US, we now have a fully installed Quick Change Tool-post and the associated tooling very neatly installed on the metal turning lathe. It is expected that the extensive set of tools will satisfy practically all of our turner’s needs but Reuben assures us that the old tool holder has been retained and is readily re-installed if you have special needs.

Check in with either Reuben or Derrick if you need a short familiarisation with the operation of the new installation.

Attached are photos of the newly installed and now operational Quick Change Toolpost for the metal lathe.


The fourth one from the left is a parting tool with a high-speed parting blade. The third from the left with a boring bar can accept our regular parting tool with carbide inserts.

I decided to make an accessories tray to make the accessibility easier for the operator.


Posted 27 November 2017

Bruny Island outing

An interesting visit to the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation property on Bruny island. Where Bruce, who with his wife and son farm the property, spoke about the challenges of farming on a Heritage Listed property which included not only the remains of the earliest church built south of Hobart by indigenous flint and ochre workings.

Bruny Island from the Isthmus lookout

More details in the next Newsletter.

However the photographic highlight was the snap taken from the Neck Lookout on the Isthmus. This was, admittedly only viewed by the more intrepid members.


Lunch at Hotel Bruny





No matter, the meal and conversation at the Hotel Bruny was enjoyed by all… even if the Chicken Parma did rather daunt one of our diners. (Apparently touted as a “man-sized meal”.) Our Shed Chef recommended the Shoulder of Lamb and for our photographer’s part, the Catch of the Day was excellent.


Bruce Weller (not the farmer)