SOCKS and jocks are commonplace for dad on Father's Day and new tools are a rarity, much less an escape to his humble shed.
This Sunday is Father's Day, marked traditionally by present-opening and the odd barbecue, but there is only one place most men want to be - the shed.
The members of the Elermore Vale Men's Shed are all about making up for lost time in the shed from their early days of fatherhood.
They meet from Monday to Friday as they please at the Elermore Vale Community Centre, which boasts a fully maintained garden, tools and, of course, a shed.
This month marks the second year since the shed was established, and its members have a lot to show for it.
The men perform simple maintenance jobs in the community and have produced some marvellous woodwork projects such as clocks and jewellery boxes.
Chairman Errol Thompson said the shed provided somewhere for young and old men to get together.
"We're all about having a cuppa and a chin wag," he said.
■ The Elermore Vale Men's Shed will host its spring markets fund-raiser this Saturday, August 31 at 129 Croudace Road, Elermore Vale from 8.30am.
All proceeds will go towards the Men's Shed.