Anyone! If you are interested in what the Shed is doing or planning to do, then you are welcome, irrespective of age (as long as you are 18 or over), gender or where you live. If you are under 18, please get in touch with us. Currently we are not able to accept anyone under 18 due to insurance issues.
When is the LMCS open?
The Shed is open for six sessions during the week, as well as two sessions on Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30. There is a pottery studio on Thursday evenings and and art group on Wednesday afternoons. We expect the opening sessions to increase soon including more out-of-work hour sessions - please see the 'opening times' page to confirm when the shed will be open.
H0w much does it cost to be a member?
The annual membership fees are $150 a year, which covers pretty much everything!
How do I join?
Please follow the instructions on the MEMBERSHIP page of this website
Do I need any previous experience in woodwork, pottery or metal work to join the LMCS?
Not at all... within our membership there is a lot of expertise so there will be people to help you. All our members will undertake a safety induction for the general workshop and any machinery you may want to use. Whenever the Shed is open, there will always be a supervisor present who can either help you or find someone else who can.
If I want to undertake an activity that the LMCS currently does not provide, what should I do?
Come and talk to us! There may be others members who are also interested, in which case we will try to accommodate your activity. However, we are a volunteer organisation so any new initiative will be driven by the members (ie you!).
What does the membership include?
Free use of all equipment (once you have been safety trained and accredited), access to the Shed during any of the sessions, supply of of minor consumables (glue, hardware etc). There may be a small fee for some of the specific training for example the CNC and welding, this is to cover consumable costs.
Do you run courses?
Not currently although safety training and accreditation is provided for most activities and equipment, The Shed is completely volunteer run and some of our experienced members do run short courses on a variety of topics. Most of the learning is mentor based.
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