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York Men's Shed



When members join they sign our induction form stating they are responsible for their own safety - but that doesn't mean we can't help each other become more safe in the shop. The links below provide a very useful safety briefing on what is considered by many to be the most dangerous tool in a woodworkers shop - the table saw. If you are new to our group please take time to view these programs to help familiarize yourself with this piece of machinery.


Stumpy Nubs Shop Safety Videos

Safe table saw usage  -    https://youtu.be/qSbS5zhH7cE   

Rip cuts - https://youtu.be/bADmnDEcuYo​

Crosscutting - https://youtu.be/o8ok1h0gJ5o

Another machine that gets a fair bit of use in the Shed is our band saw. It has become apparent that there are as many different ideas about how to set this machine up as there are members :) .  Mike Thorpe spotted the following YouTube video which provides an easy guide to setting up a band saw.

Alex Snodgrass Band saw videos

Band Saw Clinic - https://youtu.be/wGbZqWac0jU


We are lucky to have Neil Lawton associated with our shed group. Neil is a professional turner who runs wood turning courses in York.



Men's Sheds 

Links to surrounding shed groups and to the national organization.


Mens Shed Association

Hull Mens Shed

Bridlington Mens Shed


Local organisations

Experience Counts 50+ programme

St Nicks Environmental Centre