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Exploring local history
Exploring local history

15 August 2015

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Local history is simply the study of the history of a particular area. It doesn’t just involve the physical history of the area, such as buildings, infrastructure and amenities, but also researching the people who occupied the houses, worked in the factories and shops, and used the amenities.

Rain gardens
Rain gardens

1 August 2015

Many of the ways of managing rainfall on your property can be unsightly or expensive, but a rain garden can make your backyard look good without getting mud everywhere in the rainy months. Find out some tips and tricks on building up your own rain garden in this article.

Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio

15 July 2015

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Radio signals cross borders – as an amateur radio operator you can meet and talk to people all over the world. Satellite repeaters can transmit signals thousands of kilometres and there have even been astronauts in space who are radio amateurs.

Check out this article for tips and ideas on how to get started in amateur radio.

How to remove the cassette from a bike
How to remove the cassette from a bike

15 July 2015

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In this latest bike activity, Mike shows us how to clean the cogs on a bike, as well as how to remove the cassette entirely so it can be cleaned more easily.

Adding a split link to your bike chain
Adding a split link to your bike chain

1 July 2015

In this latest bike activity, Mike takes us through the process of separating a bike chain so you can disconnect it from the frame or add a split link to it for easier maintenance.

Meal planning
Meal planning

1 July 2015

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Properly planning our meals is an important way to ensure an adequate diet, appropriate to our age. It is also true that careful shopping for food, for a week or two of meals, will also save money and reduce waste.

The Shed Online Book Group
The Shed Online Book Group

17 June 2015

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Due to popular demand, we are creating a Shed Online book group. We will keep this page updated with a quick synopsis of the book currently being discussed. Once you have tracked down a copy and have had a read, head to the relevant discussion thread to share your thoughts.

Cleaning the chain and gears on a bike
Cleaning the chain and gears on a bike

15 June 2015

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In the latest of our bike maintenance activity series, Mike takes us through how to clean the chain and gear system on a bike without having to disassemble the frame.

Meditation
Meditation

15 June 2015

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Many baby-boomers learnt some form of Meditation back in the 70s, including The Beatles who studied under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi himself. Although most of us never actually ‘transcended’ anything, meditation can still help us keep calm or get to sleep. In this activity, we’ll look at some of the different ways meditation is practiced and how they might help us as we age.

Going green – reducing your carbon footprint
Going green – reducing your carbon footprint

1 June 2015

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Scientists generally agree that we must reduce our carbon dioxide emissions if we are to reduce the negative impact of climate change. In this activity we will look at the many ways we can individually reduce our carbon footprint or offset the emissions we can’t reduce.

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Use this tool on The Australian Men's Shed Association website to help find a Men's Shed in your area.