July 2016

PDMS Inc wins GRANT from Parramatta City Council

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PDMS Inc wins GRANT from Parramatta City Council ….. Once again our Shed has been successful in obtaining a grant from Parramatta City Council’s Community Grants 2016 program. The grant allows our Shed to purchase a “Computer Numerical Control 3d Router Kit”.

The major reason for requiring this equipment is to produce templates and cut-outs to satisfy requests from the “Flintwood” disability center. Flintwood and PDMS Inc have a long established arrangement where our Shed provides products for the disabled members at Flintwood to finish off (sand, paint etc). This is yet another one of our Shed’s community involvement programs.

Our Shed has been making all sorts of products for Flintwood over the last year …. here are some of the finished  items:

Cup Holders

Cup Holders

Xmas Trees

Xmas Trees

Equipment is expected to be delivered and installed by the end of August and we are hoping to have it on display for our next:

Shed OPEN DAY …. on 19th November 2016 …

For more details on this equipment please look at the video HERE and HERE


Community Grants Program 2016


Woodworking for Beginners ……

 Some of our MEN

A collaboration between PDMS Inc and Parramatta College:

Parramatta District Men’s Shed (PDMS Inc.) is proud to announce that Parramatta College have teamed up to bring a new course to the Parramatta community. Lessons will be conducted at our Shed by our Volunteer Men.

The intent of the program is for those who want to learn :

basic woodworking techniques, which tools and adhesives to use, and the different types of wood you can use. You will learn to sand and finish your project. At the end of the course you will have made a basic project such as a basic box or spice rack. Small materials cost.”

Click Parramatta College T3 2016 Woodworking Flyer for the Parramatta College advertising flyer

The course is designed for the complete novice both women and men, young and not so young ….. it will be a fun time using our Shed’s tools and equipment and most importantly the great SKILLS of our volunteer MEN.

Bookings :

are made through Parramatta college …. visit their website or call 02 9687 2072