The Copper City Men’s Shed has received a $2,000 grant to purchase new equipment for use in the Shed.
Men’s Shed coordinator Gordon Hill said the funding came from Round 18 of the Australian Government Department of Health under the National Shed Development Program.
“The grant funds will be used to purchase a plasma cutter and a nail gun, both items that will enable the men working in the shed to undertake community projects of a more detailed nature,” Mr Hill said.
“The plasma cutter will enable metal to be cut quickly and efficiently in the metal workshop while the cordless nail gun will streamline timber construction tasks in the wood working area.”
Mr Hill said the Copper City Men’s Shed and its facilities are available to all men in the Cobar district who would like to work in on their own projects or help out with some of their local community projects.
“The shed also provides opportunities for men to learn new skills and to use a wide range of equipment.”
The local Men’s Shed is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Copper City Men’s Shed’s Tony Punzet, Peter Hausler and Gordon Hill are pleased with the addition of new equipment for the shed, which has been made possible through a grant under the National Shed Development Program. Mr Hausler is pictured using a compound drop saw which cuts timber to size and at a range of angles and has become the most used piece of equipment in the shed.