Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Preparation for next toy workshop

Drilled holes in 1" dowels for tugboat tugboats stacks ( 72).
Cut backboards (55) from beech cutoffs.
Routered a 1/16" deep grove in backboards ( 45) to help position hoop on backboard.
Sent emails to toy recipients requesting updates.
Sprayed lacquer on 119 toys + 120 wheels (2" ) for whales.
Put turtle banks (16) in car to take to Rick for SS SIG on Thursday at 7 pm.
Put backboards (55) in car for Ken M. on Thursday at SS SIG.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018


Just a reminder that we will be meeting every Saturday Morning from 9 am to noon at the Club for Boys Shop starting Saturday September 8, 2018, until we complete the Toys for this year's toy program.  Hope to see you there!


List of Activities planned for today's Workshop:
1. Install wheels (4 wheel type)
2. Tugboat Parts – sand and router
3. Critters – cut to shape
4. Critters – router edges
5. Airplanes – two wheels + wings - final build
6. Helicopters – rotors + wheels - final build
7. Tracing - as needed
Attendees (23):  Darwin and Lauree, Danny and Mary, Al, Rick, Ed, Brian, Gloria, Frank, Don, Jerry H, Bel, Ralph, Julian, Bob and Kathie, Harley, Gary, Paul, Grant, Denny, and Lon
· Cutting toys to shape on scroll saws (Ed, Darwin)
· Routering critters with dremel style routers
· Hand sanding after sealer:  (Paul, Don, Gloria, Al)
· Wheel installation on toys (Julian, Harley, Bel, Ralph and Lon)
· Sanding and routering toys (Mary, Danny)
· Inventory and Storage (Lauree)

Photos from the workshop:

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RCWA Summer Family Picnic 8-25-2018

Saturday August 25th, 2018
3 pm to 8 pm Family Potluck Picnic at Bob and Kathie's house.

It was a beautiful day for a picnic out in the front yard - around 75 degrees at game time.

The crowd included 32 family and friends of members of the Rapid City Woodworkers Association, who all enjoyed a super potluck meal with some wildfire smoke, but without rain, wind, or bugs.  Activities included setup, corn hole/bean bag games, chatting, eating, talking, chatting, cleanup, and a quick shop/garage tour as well.

Attendees (32) included:  Harley Schmadeke, Rollie and Norma Lynde, Lon and Vicky Gose, Jerry Norsen and friend, Gloria and Ed Pike, Frank DeCaesare, Jerry and Patsy Hood, Wes and Kathy Murphy, Ken and Carol Maron, Larry and Linda Deibert,  Al and Jeri Oines, Grant and Mary Coffin, Ralph and Bert Brethauer,  Darwin and Lauree Buus, Danny and Mary Green,  Richard and Margaret Rasmussen, and Bob and Kathie Buchanan.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Community Event: August 18th, 2018 Sturgis Threshing Bee - 9 am to 3 pm

Sturgis Threshing Bee 50th Anniversary

RCWA Support of a Community Event
This event is hosted by the Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society and the Western Dakota Antique Club.
(Requested by Leo Heindel.)
50th Annual Black Hills Steam and Gas Threshing Bee
Date: Saturday August 18, 2018
Time: Setup for Event by 9:00am – thru 3 pm
Location : Alkali Road, Sturgis, South Dakota 57785
(Location is 1 mile east of Sturgis, past Buffalo Chip and across from the Sturgis Airport.)
Member Info:
Setup by 9:00 am
Bring your own chairs + water
Wear your red hat for admission
We will bring Vans for kids to color
We will put wheels on after Kids color the vans
Race track will be available
Bob will bring tables + vans + axles + wheels + toymaking kit + race track.


Attendees (12):
Rick W, Rollie, Al, Ed, Brian, Gloria, Bob and Kathie, Harley, John Wolf, Lauree and Darwin

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