All posts by Robert COLLESS

Tiles in a Frame

Tiles in a Frame

Our shed were approached by NEXT SENSE asking if we could frame 13 individual tiles that children had created.
Our men set to work immediately and produced the above wall hanging frame, complete with French Cleat on the back to hang the frame.
Our men were so excited to see the finished product and realised that some of the tiles also had Braille on them ……


Reading Friends Australia


PDMSInc goes bowling ….

Our mens shed were invited to try some bowling by the local Rosehill Bowling club.

So we did …… and here are some of the pics to show our amazing talent ……..

THANKS for a great day ROSEHILL Bowling Club …….



When floods hit our North Coast of NSW … our members decided to do something tangible to help.

In true Mens Shed style (shoulder to shoulder) our members rallied and collected donations from our members.

At our Board meeting it was decided that the PDMSInc would match the funds raised by members … a unanimous decision ….. and to donate directly to the Lismore City Lions Activity Account

HERE’s what we achieved …..

The flood relief donations are in and, as Treasurer, I now have to delve into the Shed’s savings and match, dollar for dollar, the donations.  Here’s a picture of me tallying the amount to be taken from the Shed’s savings.”

our Treasurer …. being careful

All kidding aside, the total collected from the members was $2,000.  With the Shed’s matching the dollar amount, we will be collectively donating $4,000.

Considering our membership of 60 or so blokes, that’s a wonderful effort.  And the membership ought to feel proud of that achievement.

Well done all PDMSInc shedders ….



Electric Vehicle Tutorial

EV Tutorial

One of members is a technical guru. He gave a brilliant presentation on the ins and outs and reasons for electric vehicles.

You can access the presentation HERE …..

We do this regularly on different topics including computing. smartphones and the like.

Community Service

Our shed has an on going arrangement with FLINTWOOD disability services, to provide articles for their clients to finish with painting / decorations. Above is one of the latest deliveries.

Flintwood were so happy to receive a large range of these for their clients.

It’s all part of our community service involvement, and we can provide these articles for no cost to Flintwood.

The articles are all made from re-purposed timber that the shed gets donated. Several of our members have become very skilled in using our CNC machine to create these products.