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Dorchester Men's Shed : Frequently Asked Questions


Is the Shed a Charity ?

No. We are a 'Not for Profit' organisation.



Who can join ?

Anyone, male or female, as long as you are over the age of 18 years old.



How do I join ?

Please contact the Secretary by email for full details and an application form.



What does it cost ?


There is an annual membership fee of £40.00 and a charge of £5.00 for each workshop session.



When is the Shed open ?

The Shed will be open for morning and afternoon sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays with an additional evening session on Thursdays only. The session times will be 9.30am to 12.30pm, 2.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm.



How many can book a session ?

There will be a limit of 12 people working in any one session.



How do I book ?

Contact the Secretary by email stating your preferred times.



Do I need to bring tools ?

No. The Shed is very well equipped. You may bring your own tools (at your own risk) for your personal use.



Can I borrow tools ?

You may borrow tools from the site with the Committees permission for a specific Shed project .



What tools are available ?


The Shed has a wide range of hand tools, a wood turning lathe, a band saw, scroll saw, pillar drill, router table and a planer / thicknesser. The power tools may only be used by members who are fully trained and signed off by a trainer.

 
     
                 
         
  Established in 2015
A Communal Workshop
Supported by the DDC
A Not for Profit Organisation
  Wood Veneers UK
The Wood Veneer Hub
UK Men's Shed Association
Yandles Woodworking Centre
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