Monday, July 30, 2018

Toy Workshop 7-28-2018 (TWS2018-12)

Attendees (17): Jerry and Patsy, Rollie, Paul, Frank, Don, Danny and Mary, Al, Ed, Brian, Gloria, Bel, Ken, Bob and Kathie, Harley

Activities:
Cutting toys to shape on scroll saws (Ed)
Hand sanding after sealer:  (Kathie, Patsy, Al, Don, Gloria)
Wheel installation on toys (Harley, Bel, Mary, Frank, Bob)
Sanding and routering toys (Brian, Danny, Mary, Ken, Paul, Frank)
Building Airplanes (Jerry)
Inventory and Storage (Bob)

Toymaking Status:



We prepared 232 toys for inventory today.  We currently have 801 toys in inventory.  We anticipate receiving requests for approximately 2,400 toys. 













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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Scroll Saw SIG - July 19th, 2018





Tonight's discussions centered on Rick's recent motorcycle trip to Indianapolis and points nearby.

Attendees included  Ken, Darwin, Rick, Danny, Bob and Kathie.
Boxes were exchanged and sorted after an inventory of current toys was conducted by Rick.  New inventory was moved upstairs for the 2018 toy program.  Basket ball game stock was passed to Ken for building backboards and assembling launchers to basketball game bases.
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Monday, July 16, 2018

CFB Pinewood Derby Assist July 16-20, 2018





Just wanted to summarize the dates/times reserved for the CFB Pinewood Derby Assist - we will be helping build the race cars.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm
Friday - 10:30 am to 12 noon

Please come to the blue doors - if they are locked come around to the front doors and make your way to the Shop.
The signup sheet is attached for your info.  Please bring SS Blades with pins if you have a few.
Come as you can.  Lyn is the Shop Super during this event.  Carri is the backup.  Thanks.  Bob B







Assistance
    Monday - Jerry Hood, Bob and Kathie Buchanan
    Tuesday - Harley Paulson, Bob and Kathie Buchanan
    Thursday - Jerry Hood, Harley Paulson, Bob and Kathie Buchanan
    Friday - Paul Douglas, Bob and Kathie Buchanan

By Friday, 108 race cars had been started,  and 82 were built, painted, and ready for the races next week.   A test track was used to ensure that all cars would fit on the race track on race day.  





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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Toy Workshop 7-14-2018 (TWS2018-11)


Attendees (17): Jerry and Patsy, Rollie, Paul, Frank, Don, Danny and Mary, Al, Ed, Brian, Gloria, Bel, Ken, Bob and Kathie, Harley

Activities:
Cutting toys to shape on scroll saws (Ed)
Hand sanding after sealer:  (Kathie, Patsy, Al, Don, Gloria)
Wheel installation on toys (Harley, Bel, Mary, Frank, Bob)
Sanding and routering toys (Brian, Danny, Mary, Ken, Paul, Frank)
Building Airplanes (Jerry)
Inventory and Storage (Bob)

Toymaking Status:

We prepared 232 toys for inventory today.  We currently have 801 toys in inventory.  We anticipate receiving requests for approximately 2,400 toys. 




WOOD MOVEMENT/HOMEWORK

Kathie B sealed a total of  161 toys and sanded 42 toys -  this past week in preparation for this workshop.  These toys were brought to the workshop needing sanding after sealing.  Bob sprayed 226 toys that are ready for inventory or ready for wheels.  Today several boxes of toys were returned ready for sealing.  















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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Preparation for Toy Workshop on 7-14-2018

Toys were sealed today in preparation for next weekend's toy workshop:






Friday, June 29, 2018

ToyWorkshop - 6-30-2018 (TWS2018-10)


Toy Workshop 6-30-2018

Summertime.....and the living is easy!

Attendees (19):
Darwin and Lauree, Danny and Mary, Al, Rick, Ed,  Gloria, Bel, Ralph, Ken, Mary Jo, Julian, Bob and Kathie, Karl, Harley, Gary and Lon

Activities:
  • Cutting toys to shape on scroll saws (Ed, Darwin, Rick)
  • Hand sanding after sealer:  (Kathie, Mary Jo, Gloria, Al)
  • Wheel installation on toys (Julian, Harley, Bel, Ralph and Karl)
  • Sanding and routering toys (Mary, Danny, Ken)
  • Inventory and Storage (Lauree)
Toymaking Status:

The Toy Program effort consists of 5 major phases:
Phase 1:  Tracing
Phase 2:  Cutting toys to shape
Phase 3:  Milling - routering, drilling, and machine sanding
Phase 4:  Finish - sealer coat - sanding - final spray coat - final sanding
Phase 5:  Wheel installations
We have completed Phase 1 for all traceable toys.  We have completed 90% of Phase 2, and all drilling required for Phase 3.  The remaining tasks for Phase 3-Milling for traceable toys are routering and sanding.  Our goal for this year for the Christmas toy program giving will be approximately 2,400 toys.  We currently have 455 toys in inventory.  We anticipate receiving requests for approximately 2,400 toys. 

WOOD MOVEMENT/HOMEWORK
Kathie B sealed a total of  288 toys -  this past week in preparation for this workshop.  These toys were brought to the workshop needing sanding after sealing. Today several boxes of toys were returned ready for sealing.  Lon took toys home to work on.  Mary Jo and Gloria sanded airplane wings over the past two weeks and returned them today.

Wheel Assembly Line


Axles/Pegs


Scroll Sawing toys to Shape






Initial Sanding on Rigid Sanders / Roundover Routering





Hand Sanding


Toys Ready to Be Finished with Lacquer



Toys Ready to Be Sealed with Shellac



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Friday, June 22, 2018

Community Event - Kenadi 's Karnival and Silent Auction. 6-23-2018

All - we will be participating in the Kenadi’s Karnival and Silent Auction Fundraiser tomorrow at Spearfish High School.  Please be at Spearfish High School by 9 am to help set up.  Bob, Rick, and Danny will be bringing most of the items needed for the toy van giveaway event.  There is a slight change to the venue - we will be indoors in the Main Gym at Spearfish High School due to the chance of rain, plus the football field is very soggy at this time.  Hope to see you there!  Bob B


Community Event:  Kenadi Karnival Fundraiser and Silent Auction @ Spearfish High School- June 23rd at 9 am  
Click here for more information:  Kenadi Event


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SPEARFISH, S.D. -
This Saturday, June 23, the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation presents the 3rd annual Kenadi’s Karnival & Silent Auction Fundraiser. The carnival was created in honor of Kenadi who passed away unexpectedly at age five. Due to an anoxic brain injury at birth, Kenadi was non-verbal and confined to a wheelchair. The funds will go toward an inclusive playground where kids of all physical abilities and conditions can have fun.

Your ticket to fun is Saturday, June 23, 2018

Spring is in the air and on Saturday, June 23, 2018 the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation presents the 3rd annual Kenadi’s Karnival & Silent Auction Fundraiser.  This colorful main event is coming to the Spearfish High School grounds from ten in the morning ‘til four in the afternoon.

Our celebration will once again feature Carnival Games and Prizes, Bouncy Castles, Petting Zoo, Balloon Creations, Strider Bicycle Course and Races, Train Rides, Face Painting, Disney Princesses & Super Heroes, Photo Booth, Dunk Tank, Sweet and Sizzling Fair Food, Live Entertainment and an amazing Silent Auction!

The 501(c)(3) non-profit Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation was created in honor of our little June bug who passed away unexpectedly at age five.  Due to an anoxic brain injury at birth, Kenadi was non-verbal and confined to a wheelchair but, she had a loving spirit, understood more than you realized, and possessed great determination.  During her brief visit on earth, she touched many lives.

We continue to raise funds to build an all-inclusive playground destination in Spearfish, SD.  This impressive and unique universally accessible play environment will welcome kids and families of all ages and abilities to meet, interact, learn and grow together through parallel play.

Come One, Come All and join the fun on Saturday, June 23, 2018!


Third Annual 
Kenadi 's Karnival and Silent Auction Fundraiser

June 23, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Spearfish High School Gymnasium Entry


Smokey the Bear greeted us


Live Music from Buffalo Gap


Event Registration



Rapid City Woodworkers - Welcome Sign



Attendees (14):  Danny and Mary Green, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Ed Pike and Gloria Pike, Lon Gose, Al Oines, Jerry Hood, Ken and Carol Maron.


We brought blank unfinished wooden toy vans  - aka Give Away Vans (GAVs)/aka UPS Vans - for kids to color with crayons. When the kids finished coloring, we installed four wheels on each toy.  Our 3 Lane Race Track was available to test cars and provide racing entertainment.  Fourteen members participated and 379 vans were given out to kids at the event.

Activity Information


Color the Vans Booth







Wheel Installation Booth





Racing / Testing Booth


Bounce Houses in Second Gym


Rush Hour was mostly from 10 to 4 pm...












Statistics:  
2016 - 500 attendees - 200 Vans completed by 2 pm
2017 - 1000 attendees - 250 Vans completed by 2 pm
2018 - 1100 attendees - 379 Vans completed by 3 pm

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