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Ellon Men’s Shed

For usual ‘Shed activities’ we close at 4pm on the 20th December and re-open at 10am on 9th January.

For Warm Space opening please see the poster below:


In In May we had an award from the Community Fund (Awards for All/National Lottery) to purchase a CNC router.  A CNC Router is a computer controlled machine (photo) that has a high speed rotating cutter to perform intricate wood cutting and shaping operations.  We ordered the machine from Germany and it arrived in early October.   It has a dedicated room in the portacabin where we’ve built a sturdy hardwood bench to support it.  We are fortunate in that one of the Shed members has his own, virtually identical, machine and he is helping to train others in its use.  We have a growing list of items that we envisage making: chopping boards, house signs, Christmas decorations, art work, stands for bonsai trees, engravings…..  This is an exciting development for the shed expanding our capability and allowing the guys to learn new skills.