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Men's Shed

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 12.30pm, at The Balsam Centre

Bored? Lonely? Want to start a new project? Why not pop in for a cuppa and have a chat with the 'shedders'?

 

We're a friendly group of men who enjoy working with wood. Our skill levels range from beginner to expert. Come along on a Tuesday or Thursday morning between 10am and 12.30pm and we can show you around, and tell you about our plans for expansion. Stand still long enough and we'll give you something to do!

Booking essential: call 01963 31842

About the Men's Shed

Starting in Australia, Men's Sheds have now expanded worldwide. Many men found that once they retired they lost their social network so "Men in Sheds" started, bringing retired or unemployed men together to work on community projects and to socialise again. Our group started early in 2014.

If you enjoy pottering about in your shed, or you'd like to work on a project - your own or a community project - with others, then come and meet the 'shedders'. You don't have to be a carpenter to join; someone will help you out. But we won't turn you away if you are an expert either!

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Items for sale

Did you know that many items made by our 'shedders' are for sale? Take a look at our gallery of items, or why not commission your own piece?

Support

We received fantastic support in the early days of the Men's Shed. The late Dennis Massey, from the local Tools for Self Reliance group, gave us great advice and was a true inspiration. Through the Somerset Community Foundation, local furniture manufacturer, Myakka, provided funds to allow the Men's Shed to purchase new tools including a woodturning lathe.

Triton Tools based in Yeovil encouraged the Men's Shed movement in the UK, and donated new equipment to us.

We are very grateful for all and any support. If your business has offcuts of wood that aren't needed (apart from MDF), we would be able to put them to good use. Call 01963 31842 or email info@balsamcentre.org.uk if you can help.

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Want to know more about the Men's Shed?

For all enquiries about our Men's Shed, from joining to offering your support, please contact us on 01963 31842 or email info@balsamcentre.org.uk.

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