Handy course for keen DIY queens

Granville Men’s Shed’s William Tibben supervises Nes Kurtonal during the HandyWoman course.

WHO knew there were so many types of screws?

Making these discoveries and more, South Granville Community Centre Development Worker Neslihan Kurtonal (Nes) has been taking part in the HandyWoman course at the centre, along with a group of women, under the watchful eye of Granville Men’s Shed members.
Picking up their first hammer and smashing the patriarchy, these sisters are learning how to do it for themselves.
And according to Nes, they’ve been having a lot of fun and picking up skills and confidence along the way.
“I had never used a powertool or changed a tyre,” she said.
The free five-week course, which is offered twice a year, has already covered the uses of various tools, sanding, gyprocking and painting, with a talk on safety at the start of every session.
“This week we covered gardening including the use of lawn mowers and whippersnippers,” Nes said.
“Anyone is welcome to book into the last two sessions; next week we will be doing car maintenance and learning about tyre air pressure and the role of oil and water and basic engine care. The following week, we’ll be learning self defence and more.
“The sessions are free on a Monday, 1-2.30pm, inside the Men’s Shed at 243 Clyde Street, South Granville.”
If you are keen to impress the men in your life and become a DIY queen, book attendance to the September sessions or for the upcoming series next year, by calling 9637 7600.