Sunday, June 11, 2017

June 12, 2017 - General Meeting of the RCWA

Toy Workshop - June 10, 2017

A toy workshop was held on June 10, 2017 at the shop at the CLUB FOR BOYS.  The temperature was in the high 80s, allowing us to use routers and sanders and spray finish outside.

Attendees (15):  Al Oines, Ed Pike, Danny and Mary Green, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Lon Gose, Paul Douglas, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Paul Douglas, Mary Jo Anderson, Bel Felix, and Julian Wigen.

Toy Program Activities today included:
   Helicopters - assembly line
   Drilling windows in Helicopters
   Drilling rotor Holes in Helicopters
   Sanding - toys by hand after sealed
   Scroll sawing windows in Vans
   Installing wheels on toys
   Inventory of completed toys:  count/label/record/box up

Photos from today's Toy Workshop:

Toys packaged for Inventory today:  140.  Subtotal to date:  335.

Activities at the Club for Boys by members during the month of May

The proposal/plan from Mark Kline to Lon Gose:

Upgraded cabinets built by Lon Gose:

Upgraded ball game at the Club for Boys:
participating team members Danny and Mary Green, Al Oines, Ralph Brethauer, and Paul Douglas


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Friday, May 19, 2017

Community Event - Walk for Wishes at Main St Square in Rapid City, SD

The Rapid City Woodworkers Association supported the Knecht Home Center booth at The Walk for Wishes event on May 20, 2017 at Main St Square in Rapid City, SD - with setup starting at 8 am.  The event starts at 8:30 and runs thru Noon.

Attendees (10):  Danny and Mary Green, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Paul Douglas, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Ed Pike, and Jerry Hood.

We were set up by 8:30 am.  The Knecht booth was located in Main Street Square near Sixth St. and the Prairie Edge.  The event lasted until noon. 

We brought blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons.  When the kids were finished coloring, we installed wheels on each toy.  We brought blanks, wheels, axles, and glue, wheel presses, jigs and crayons.  Danny and Mary Green brought the 3-track racer for the kids to test out their cars after coloring.  This was a fun community event. 

It was a good turnout, weather was super, good responses from the kids, about 85 blank vans were colored by kids both young and older, and money was collected in the jar for Make-A-Wish.  Highlight of the day:  We got to watch a four year old girl get her wish - a playhouse for her back yard to play with her sisters when she was home from her frequent visits to the hospital.  It was pulled into the square by the crew who helped design and build it.

Thanks to Knechts for hosting the booth and inviting us to this event.

Here's some action from the production line:


Here is a movie from the racetrack:

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Scroll Saw Special Interest Group (SS SIG) - May 18, 2017

The SS SIG was held on May 18, 2017 at the Rick's shop.

Attendees (10):  Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Paul Douglas, Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Harley Schmadeke, and Jerry Hood.

Topics Discussed:

Troubleshooting a Dewalt Scrollsaw
Planning a Whirligig crankshaft
Planning the repair of the Bowling Game at the Club for Boys

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