Facilities – The Shed
The Guild’s workshop, “The Shed”, is located at Lions Youth Haven, Kambah Pool Road, Kambah, ACT. You can check out where we are on a map by clicking ‘Location’. Unless indicated otherwise, all Guild activities take place at “The Shed”. The photo above shows the main work area of the Shed with workbenches and a range of woodworking equipment. Photographs taken by Kira Dowling, Steve Drummond and Robin Cromer.
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The Shed is well equipped with an excellent and very safe panel saw (SawStop, left), a number of band saws of different sizes, a 15 inch thicknesser with a helical cutting head, several planers, a combination belt and disc sander and a sliding compound mitre saw. Member Bill Hodgetts is using a band saw to cut handles for walking sticks (right).
For turning enthusiasts, the Shed has three “turning bays” with two lathes in each bay and a range of turning tools for those who have not yet purchased their own tools (photo to left). The Guild also has several scroll saws (Lynne Clark right) and pyrography pens for use by members.
The Guild holds stocks of timber so that members have access to wood at reasonable prices. In addition to processed timber that may be donated or purchased, we obtain logs from home owners and street trees that are then slabbed and held in our drying shed (left) until ready to use. For members with an interest in restoring or making their own tools, we also have a ‘smithy’ with a forge and metal working equipment (right and below).
The Shed is available for all members to undertake a range of activities that may impact on others using the facilities at the same time. It is important that members are aware of how they are expected to behave in these circumstances. While we have no wish to impose rigid discipline on members, a set of ‘Rules’ has been prepared that provides guidelines about how to behave at the Shed. Click here to view the ” SHED RULES”
Before members can use Guild equipment by themselves, they must become ‘accredited’ in the use and safety aspects of each machine. The accreditation system is in place to safeguard both the equipment and the members who use the machines.