Saturday, February 10, 2018

Toy Workshop - 2-10-2018 Cancelled

All - this is to let you know that due to inclement weather conditions - subzero temps, etc - we will not be holding our TOY WORKSHOP tomorrow morning.  Stay home and stay warm!!! 

We have the General Meeting planned for Monday evening - We will play that one by ear - I will let you know more about it during the day on Monday!  Bob B

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tour of Magnum Enterprises, Feb 7, 2018

Were you aware that Rapid City is host to a major rubber band gun factory?


    For info about the company, click here:   MAGNUM ENTERPRISES LLC


Pictures from today's tour attended by about 20 members of the Rapid City Woodworker's Association at Magnum Enterprises in Rapid City, SD.  This is South Dakota's very own "Rubber Band Gun Factory".


PRODUCT LINE


LASER ENGRAVING MACHINE




STAMPING MACHINE


ENTRANCE TO THE FACTORY
TOYS THAT NEVER MADE IT TO THE PRODUCTION FLOOR



PARTS ROOM/WIP (WORK IN PROGRESS) ROOM


(WAREHOUSE)


CNC ROUTER BLDG









INJECTION MOLDING BUILDING
(LATEST ADDITION TO THE FACTORY)











Click below for photos/blog covering previous tours:




For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA


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Friday, February 2, 2018

Factory Tour - Feb 7th, 2018 at 10 am - MAGNUM ENTERPRISES in Rapid CIty SD

All - just got word that we will have a Factory Tour of the Magnum Enterprises (aka the Rubber Band Gun Factory) next week:  Wednesday Feb 7th, 2018, at 10 am.

Address of Magnum Enterprises:  1510 Rocker Dr # A, Rapid City, SD 57703. 

Try to be there a few minutes early.  Parking is limited, so you might want to park in the Club for Boys Thrift Store lot next door.   Hope to see you there!  Bob B

Take Omaha Blvd east to Campbell St, then turn right on Campbell – drive past Centre St, San Francisco St, and then turn left onto Rocker St – this is just before the bridge over Rapid Creek.

Click below for:
A Map to this Event

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Toy Workshop 1-27-2018




Toy Workshop


Attendees (27):   Danny and Mary Green, Rick Weisbeck, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Jerry and Patsy Hood, Lauree and Darwin Buus,  Harley Schmadeke, Bel Felix, Kurt Burke, Rick Braband,  Steve, Paul Douglas, Ken Maron, Ed Pike and friend, Rollie Lynde, Mary Jo Anderson, Don Roberts, Ralph Brethauer, Gary Graves, Jerry Norsen, Lon Gose, Steve Larson, and John Wolf.









Activities:

  • Tracing, cutting, packing, labeling blanks, and cutting tugboat hulls and critters.
  • Toy making goal for 2018:            2,395
  • Toys traced today:                            925
  • Toys yet to build:                             482
  • Less toys not traceable:                    360
  • Toys yet to trace:                             122 (plus a few critters)


A great  continuation of the tracing phase for 2018, with most of the (traceable) toys traced, boxed, and labeled today!  Several of the boxed blanks have been taken home with members to work on in their own shops.
































For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA




Thursday, January 18, 2018

Scroll Saw SIG 1-18-2018

This special interest group (SIG) focusing on Scroll Sawing is held at Rick Weisbeck’s shop on the third Thursday of the month.  All members are welcome to attend these “scroll saw focused” get-togethers.

The January SS SIG was held on Jan 18, 2018 at 7 pm.  Attendees included Rollie Lynde, Darwin Buus, Jerry Hood, Danny and Mary Green, Rick Weisbeck, and Bob and Kathie Buchanan.  

Discussions covered current in-work projects of intricate fretwork requiring spiral blades, the technology behind today’s quieter circular blades, latest lessons on the CNC router, and prototype cutting of a truck/bank from the latest scrolling magazines.









Saturday, January 13, 2018

Toy Workshop 1-13-2018 (TWS2018-01)

Attendees (25):   Danny and Mary Green, Rick Weisbeck, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Jerry and Patsy Hood, Lauree and Darwin Buus,  Harley Schmadeke, Paul Douglas, Ken Maron, Richard Rasmussen, Ed Pike, Rollie Lynde, Mary Jo Anderson, Don Roberts, Julian Wigen, Jerry Norsen, Al Oines, Lon Gose, Steve Larson, John Wolf, Frank DiCesare, Grant Coffin, and Mark Kline (visiting).

Activities:

  • Tracing, cutting, packing, labeling blanks, and cutting tugboat hulls.
  • Toy making goal for 2018:           2,395
  • Toys traced today:                           988
  • Toys yet to build:                          1,407
  • Less toys not traceable:                   360
  • Toys yet to trace:                          1,047 


A great start to 2018, with almost half of the (traceable) toys traced, boxed, and labeled today!  Several of the boxed blanks were taken home with members to work on in their own shops.




























For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA

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