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Upcoming events

It would be greatly appreciated if you could drop an e-mail to the contact for the particular event to let them know if you will be going as it can be pretty difficult trying to arrange anything if numbers are unknown.

Event Meet at Date Time Estimated cost Transport Contact
Bar-B-Queue Abshot Community Centre
Titchfield Common, PO14 4N
10:00-14:00 See here N/A John Peterkin
e-mail to social@farehammensshed.org.uk
Woodies Wednesdays The Shed Wednesdays 14:00 N/A N/A Cliff Jones
e-mail to treasurer@farehammensshed.org.uk
Social afternoon The Shed Tuesdays 14:00 N/A N/A Richard Bunce
e-mail to sales@farehammensshed.org.uk
Clock watchers The Shed Fridays 14:00 N/A N/A John Davies


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The car park is accessible from Abshot Road. This is where we have had a social occasion and the 2022 Christmas Party.

The price is £10 a head for guests BUT for FMS members and partners the cost will be subsidised so only £5 each.

Not a Sus domesticus eater?? We’ll provide some alternatives somehow but we do need rough numbers for this option.

We need to know in advance how many are coming – we have booked Mr Hogg for 50 places so and are committed to that number now! Any more then we need to tell him. Therefore, we are asking you to please confirm that you will attend and preferably pay up front (the Treasurer does not want to spend too much of his eating and drinking time counting cash!). So please add your names to the list in the Social Room or e-mail John Peterkin at social@farehammensshed.org.uk along with how many partners and/or guests and preferably pay up front. BACS Payment details are below

The bar will be open for the BBQ

Lloyds bank account details:

Name: Fareham Men’s Shed (don't forget the apostrophe)
Sort Code: 30-99-50
Account no.: 30304062
Payment ref: BBQ [No of members, partners, guests] eg BBQ 1,1,3 for one member, one partner, 3 other guests

Social Tuesdays

Social Games Social Games Social Games

We had so much more socialisation when The Shed was closed and it seems to have tailed off somewhat since we have re-opened. In an attempt to recreate the fantastic atmosphere that was generated then we are opening on Tuesday afternoons purely for socialisation - Cards, dominoes, Scrabble and any other social pastimes that you can think of. Roll up and try it.

Some of us have been trying to teach ourselves the rules of MahJongg, they say it's a bit like playing rummy but it got us stuck. So Richard B has arranged for a lady (am I allowed to say that or should it just be a person, no sexism, no gender profiling but boring and not very descriptive) from U3A to come and attempt to teach us the rudiments of the game on February 27th. In the meantime for anybody that is interested she has suggested trying playing against robots to get the hang of it.

Woodies Wednesdays

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Woodturners live afternoon meetings have begun following successful Zoom meetings during Lockdown. The turning group is currently 7 or 8 members strong and meet every Wednesday afternoon.

The initial session went through training notes on the safety aspects of using our lathes followed by a 'hands-on' demo of spindle turning.

A couple of new members, new to woodturning, had a first lesson and seemed keen to take this up.

Alan P demonstrated use of a Roughing Gouge and Spindle Gouge. Barry G was also on hand to offer hints and tips.

The second session started with tea, biscuits, a YouTube demo on Spindle Turning and was followed by some hands-on practice using both lathes with Alan and Cliff tutoring. One piece started off as a log with the roughing gouge producing a great quantity of bark chippings and the other was a square section piece of timber. Both ended up smooth and round as was the intention!!

Alan demonstrated the use of the skew chisel, feared by many but a very usable tool once mastered!

In addition to Wednesdays, further one-to-one sessions have been offered where interested.

We should have a stock of 'round items' made ready for summer and Christmas fayres!

A successful start to the new year and a new 'start-up' group that hopes to grow and develop its skill base.

Cliff Jones

Clock watchers

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Ajith introduced Pete Green to The Shed as Pete had a desire to relocate the horological group that he belonged to from Brookfield School, where they could only meet in the evenings, to somewhere that they could use during the day. After a quick meeting with the Trustees it seemed to be a perfect fit. They would use the facilities at a 'dead' time and we would gain not only a bunch of new members, but a new group that could well be of interest to existing members.

John Davis has agreed to become the team leader so if you are horologically minded and you have the time, just turn up, speak with John, and see if it's for you.

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