Sunday, April 23, 2017

NINTH ANNUAL WOODWORKING SHOW 4-22-2017 - DUBBED SMASHING SUCCESS!!!

 9th Annual RCWA Woodworking Show at Knecht Home Center on Saturday April 22, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm.



SIGNS ON OMAHA


BLUE SKIES TODAY!


WELCOME TO THE WOODWORKING SHOW!








FRONT ENTRY TABLE


ITEMS FOR RAFFLE


SHOW THEME:  WOODEN TOYS IN MOTION


SCROLLSAWING DEMONSTRATION



Grandpa ROLLIE teaching young protege ( great grandson) how to scroll saw


 TOY DEMONSTRATION


 NAME CUTTING


DRAWING RAFFLE WINNERS 


Click here for a TV news story about the event:


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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) One Rapid City hardware store got a makeover this weekend as the local Woodworkers Association transformed the Knecht's on Omaha into a toy store.
It was the group's annual toy show and some 30 members of the association set up shop in the store to display some of their wares.
Many woodworkers also brought their tools and machines with them to demonstrate how they go about their craft. From what we could see, everybody was having a great time.
“It's the ninth time we've done this,” said Bob Buchanan from the Rapid City Woodworkers Association. “We bring in all the toys and projects we've been working on all year just to show people and let people know that we have a woodworking group in town and they can come enjoy and have fun with us.”
Members of the association build toys all year round and deliver more than 2,000 to area charities during the Christmas season.  (Story by Stewart Huntington- KOTA TV)
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Learn more about the Rapid City Woodworkers Association at their website:

RCWA Website




Saturday, April 15, 2017

Get Ready for the 9th Annual Woodworking Show!


The Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA) is busy!


The ninth annual Woodworking Show is set for Saturday April 22nd, 2017 at the Knecht Home Center in Rapid City, SD from 9 a.m. to 4 pm.




There will be displays by club members showing their latest creations.




There will be demonstrations, raffles and free door prizes.  And the show is free!




There will be a raffle featuring unique handcrafted items made by members.


There will be free door prizes including toys made by the Toy Program.


So make your plans to attend this weekend!




The End


Monday, April 10, 2017

General Meeting April 10, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Toymaking Workshop 4-8-2017

A toy workshop was held on the Second Saturday in April 2017 at the shop at the CLUB FOR BOYS.  This time the weather was much warmer, as we started the day with the Rapid City Woodworkers Association Toy Program, allowing us to use routers and sanders outside.

Attendees (22):  Al Oines, Ed Pike, Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Lon Gose, Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Jerry Norsen, Richard Rasmussen, Ken Maron, Kevin Gregg, Harley Schmadeke, Ron Fisher, Frank DiCesare, Jerry Hood, Julian Wigen, Don Roberts, Gary Graves, and Ralph Brethauer.

General Activities:
  • Install wheels
  • Drill axle holes, windows, eyes
  • Trace
  • Signs for Woodworking Show
  • Sand after seal
  • Router roundovers on toys
  • Router mini roundovers on critters
  • Sand first time with Rigid sander
  • Scroll-saw windows/shapes
  • Pack and inventory completed toys
  • Cut traced toys and box up
Detailed Activities:

Sanded (after sealed):  Cartoon trucks, power wagons, farm trucks, maintenance vans, Scion cars, love bugs and small cars – made by Ken Moran, were sealed prior to the Workshop, sanded today and are now ready for final spray.   Batman cars (35) ready to be sealed.  Love Bugs (20) – cut and ready for axle holes and sealer and finish - to use for WW show.

Rick and Bob brought in donated Redwood for tracing.  Julian and Richard traced 50 buses on 2x6 redwood.

Items sanded:  Helicopters (wheeled and comic) - 50, now ready to be sealed. Group of 113 toys sealed and sanded, and now ready for final spray.


Parts made by Rick: Helicopter rotors - 120 - need light sanding and final spray

Signs for WW show - menu board style.  Jerry and Al assembled six, with only the sign molding yet to be attached.  

VW Buses and family racers - 5 each - ready to be sealed.

Box of critters – side sanded and now ready for inventory.  Includes cats, ducks, chickens, rabbits, turtles, and big ducks.

Box of items for critter bags, routered, sanded and ready for inventory:  small cars (5 Favs), cats, and dogs


Ken and Kevin drilled axle holes and scrollsaw entry holes in several boxes of toys.  

Outside activities:  Ed, Darwin cut critters and windows on the scrollsaws.  Ron routered edges of toys with the router, and Rollie sanded toys on the Rigid sander.  Jerry N sanded critters sides.  Rick routered the critters with the small trim router.  

A box of small oldies (52) need windows trim routered, and sanding to cleanup edges, then are ready for sealer.

Lon cut and boxed blank buses that were traced today.

Frank brought in three cradles to be sprayed for the WW Show.
















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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Toymaking Work Shop 3-25-2017


A toy workshop was held on the fourth Saturday in March at the shop at the CLUB FOR BOYS.  This time the weather was much warmer, as we started the day with the Rapid City Woodworkers Association Toy Program, allowing us to use routers and sanders outside.

Attendees (21):  Al Oines, Ed Pike, Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Lon Gose, Paul Douglas, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Jerry Norsen, Paul Douglas, Richard Rasmussen, Mary Jo Anderson, Ken Maron, Harley Schmadeke, Bel Felix, Ron Fisher, Frank DiCesare, and Jerry Hood.

Activities:

Paddles – Lon drilled, shaped and sanded a ton of paddles in his shop.  They are now ready for final spraying.

Cartoon trucks, power wagons, farm trucks, maintenance vans, Scion cars, love bugs and small cars – Ken Moran drilled, shaped and sanded in his shop.  They are now ready for sealing.

Love Bugs (75) – Jerry Norsen drilled, shaped, and sanded in his shop last month.  Kathie sealed them and Mary Green sanded them today.  They are now ready for final spraying.

Truck cabs – Jerry Hood drilled, shaped, and sanded in his shop.  They are now ready for sealing.

Box of critters – were round over routered at the workshop by Rick.  They need light side sanding.

Danny and Mary brought in wood from the RV Barn for the remaining tug boats and truck trailers.

On hand – two Boxes of helos from Gary Graves – currently sealed, sanded, and ready for final spraying.

Jerry Norsen sanded toys on the Rigid sander, Danny Green and Frank D rounded the edges of toys, Rick rounded over critters with trim routers, Mary Green hand sanded love bugs.

Ron Fischer and Mary Jo traced some remaining critters on 1x6 pine.  Harley and Bel traced tugboats and small oldies on 1x6 pine.

Ken and Al drilled axle holes and scrollsaw entry holes in several boxes of toys. 

Ed, Rollie, and Darwin cut critters and windows on the scrollsaws.

Jerry Hood finished cutting over 200 racers for the Club for Boys pinewood derby.

Lon cut and boxed all the blanks that were traced today.

Gary Graves brought in a prototype of the new smaller helicopter toy.
 
 











 
 
 
 
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