Next toy workshop will be in January 2009. Watch for details.
Parts for basketball games were final sanded in preparation for setting up the initial low rate production line run. Twenty three basketball games were assembled by a team of five woodworkers in less than two hours. Due to some parts shortages, we were unable to complete the remaining ten games. This project was very beneficial in learning the challenges of a real production line. Everyone contributed to this project.
Plans for documenting the details of our production processes for each toy type are in the works. This blog will be the media used to record the information.
The fifth toy workshop of the RCWA was held on Saturday Nov 15th, 2008 at the SPLinters Woodshop. The tractors are all completed, several heart boxes are done, more than 2/3 of the cars are done, and all the basketball game parts are cut out and ready for assembly.
Today, we completed the assembly of 52 cars, completed sanding of 35 racers, and prepared the remainder of the parts for the baskeball game. Six jigs were required to build the basketball game. The last jig was being tested today, in preparation for assembly of the first basketball games later this week.
Ron drilled holes in basketball backboards . . . . Dan routed roundovers on basketball bases.
Rick assembled the last jig (SK106) for basketball game assembly.
Dan edge sanded the basketball bases . . . . . . . Ron and Kathie put wheels on cars.
Gary ( aka SuperSander) does hand sanding on race cars . . . . . . . Ron put wheels on cars.
Kathie prepared cars for final finish . . . . . Dan put roundovers on basketball game parts.
The next toy workshop will be held at Splinters on Nov 22, 2008 from 9 am til done.
TOY WORKSHOP AT SPLINTERS - TOY CAR FABRICATION AND ASSEMBLY
TOY CAR ASSEMBLY LINE
CAR BODY FABRICATION
TOY CAR BODY SANDING