The Dusty Shed

So what is the Shed? Based around the Men In Sheds principle, an initiative that is well established in Australia and Ireland, the “Shed” is basically somewhere for generally men to go to undertake practical activities such as wood work, metal work, electronics or anything else that those attending wish to do. It is only limited by peoples imagination (one shed in France is restoring a WW2 tank!). Although primarily aimed at older men as it has been shown that this section of society are particularly susceptible to depression etc as they move from employment to retirement, and particularly for whatever reason they find themselves on their own, it is open to all. This project aims to get us out of the house/flat, meeting others and making friends, learning new skills, utilising existing ones, sharing these skills and making a positive contribution to the community and others.
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The Dusty ShedWednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 8:26am
For foreseeable future our regular open days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. We wont be there Thursdays unless we have a special project and we let everyone know. if interested in coming along then please do! Over the summer we will be planning how we take things forward - bigger building, more activities etc. If would like to help us expand please get in touch.
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The Dusty ShedMonday, April 17th, 2017 at 7:47pm
The Shed will be closed on Wednesday this week but we are there today and Thursday
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The Dusty ShedTuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 9:52am
Tomorrow, Wednesday, we are starting the build of the RHS show so will not be there very much. Thursday will not be there - getting over the Wednesday! Will post photos of the build. We do need help keeping this going as demand is now exceeding space we have available. if anyone has some time to be able to help us expand please get in touch.
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The Dusty ShedSunday, March 12th, 2017 at 9:26pm
Due to various appointments etc taking place on Thursday, we will not be open on Thursday 16th this week. Any queries please call me on 07795 640324. Dave
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The Dusty ShedThursday, March 9th, 2017 at 8:42am
Our container arriving. Not at all stressful having it offloaded! 😳
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The Dusty ShedThursday, March 9th, 2017 at 8:37am
everyone cracking on!
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The Dusty ShedThursday, March 9th, 2017 at 8:17am
a couple of photos from today. Castle is coming on, and you may notice our new storage container as well! Have to post a couple of photos at a time at moment
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The Dusty ShedMonday, February 27th, 2017 at 5:03am
A few photos from last week. This week we will be cracking on with getting the castle finished and then move on to the messy kitchen!
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The Dusty ShedThursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 6:58am
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The Dusty ShedMonday, February 20th, 2017 at 8:02am
Sorry we won't be at The Shed tomorrow. Next sessions are Wednesday and Thursday. Any queries give me a call on 07795 640324. Dave
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The Dusty ShedWednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 10:08am
Another good day - castle coming along and another call to ask if someone can come along. Only been officially open 10 weeks and have outgrown our building! We desperately need something 1000 to 2500 square feet that we can use as a workshop and store/warehouse. Ideally in Ely area of Cardiff but will consider anything. If have ideas, contacts, etc please get in touch. We have more and more guys coming along and will very soon have to turn people away that will be a massive blow. Any help welcomed!
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The Dusty ShedSunday, February 12th, 2017 at 2:42am
Some pictures from our first Thursday event restoring some old tools with Sid and Peter. Went very well and pleased with the results. We are always on the lookout for tools of any condition that we can use or restore and pass on to a good home, just get in touch. Likewise if you fancy getting involved in any way.
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The Dusty ShedWednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 4:06am
The King with his new castle! (A bit drafty at the moment though!)
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The Dusty ShedWednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 4:00am
Starting to now take shape. Took our time to make sure had a decent plan and drawings, now able to really get going. As the Castle is constructed we will use Thursday's to do the painting. If this sort of thing appeals get in touch!
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The Dusty ShedWednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 2:08am
Today the guys are cracking on with building exhibits for the RHS Show in April, where we are partnering Grow Cardiff the Cardiff based Community Garden charity to show off what we can do!
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The Dusty ShedThursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 9:04am
We are getting enquiries about the Shed every week now and great to have people coming along to see what is going on. To meet demand we are now going to open 4 days a week - Tuesday to Friday. Thursday's will be a quieter day where we will refurbish tools, paint, and use hand tools. On other days the power tools will be available. Opening times 10-4. Please check with us before coming that there are no problems as occasionally will not be open due to illness etc.
With the interest we now have in The Shed we could really do with some help keeping it going. So if what we are doing strikes a chord and you would like to help take this forward perhaps helping with publicity, Facebook, fund raising, or you have a skill that you would like to share eg wood turning or electronics or engineering please get in touch. We hope to expand so welcome all the help we can get both in the Shed itself and behind the scene.
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The Dusty ShedThursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 8:52am
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The Dusty ShedThursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 8:49am
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The Dusty ShedThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 10:21pm
It is funny how things can move so quickly. We are being offered more materials already and although we have a 20 foot container coming very shortly it may well be filled very quickly.
So if anyone knows of a building or part of a building that we could use as storage and/or for another Shed please get in touch. Ideally in the Ely area but willing to consider anything in Cardiff. Obviously money is extremely tight so as cheap as possible (ideally free!). Many thanks!
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The Dusty ShedThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 7:40am
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The Dusty ShedThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 7:38am
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The Dusty ShedThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 7:17am
As we posted a while ago we have had to change our name from Cardiff Men In Sheds to the Dusty Shed in order to become a charity. The transition means that the old CMIS website and emails are now longer active. We have a new Dusty Shed website hopefully launching this month along with more emails. In meantime feel free to contact me on dave@dustyshed.org.uk 07795 640324
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The Dusty ShedThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 7:02am
With the start of the new year we are hoping to now really push ahead with the Shed. We plan to be open Tuesday's and Wednesday's but if the interest is there no reason why can not open more. it is a bit tight for space but we have a 20 foot storage coming in a couple of weeks that will allow us to move all the wood, spare tools and a couple of surplus benches out of the Shed making more room to work. However if we find that sufficient people are interested in getting involved in woodwork or any other activity eg mechanics, electronics then we will try for a second building. If the idea of a place where men with time on their hands can get together and constructively spend a few hours appeals please get in touch, either as somewhere for you to come along, or get involved behind the scenes fund raising, helping with publicity and promotion, setting up a Shed in your area etc. We always welcome willing volunteers and would welcome your help! If anyone wants to talk about how could get involved feel free to give Dave a call on 07795 640324. Please feel free to share this post and my number.
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The Dusty ShedWednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 8:41am
On the post below click on the shared with Dropbox at the bottom for all the photos!
Monday, May 29th, 2017 at 5:28am
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 5:05am
RT @mikey9t8t3: @WalesOnline Disgusted at the state people have left Barry Island in this evening. Litter being dragged into sea by tide. h… DustyShed photo
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 5:02am
RT @DaveCRG: Cardiff Rivers Group will be in Sophia Gdns & along the Taff Saturday morning see https://t.co/M5v4PRXoB7 or Fbook for detail…
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