Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Toy Workshop at the RCWA SHOP - March 14, 2009

Six toymakers showed up to kick off the season of toymaking in our new RCWA SHOP in the basement of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

First on the agenda was hanging pegboard to hold the handtools and clamps donated by Rick and Andy. Then we set up two teams - one to trace out cars on the wood donated by the Spearfish sawmill, and one to sand the fenders for the next gen set of BARES' car line.

Then we caravanned to SPLinter's to pick up workbenches for the SHOP. We disassembled and reassembled three workbenches and arranged them in the SHOP.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

RCWA - March 2009 General Meeting

A winter storm blew in the afternoon of the Monday of our regular meeting, so the meeting was postponed for one week.

Exceptional weather returned to the Black Hills by the weekend, so the March Monthly meeting of the RCWA was held on March 16th, 2009, at 7 pm at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rapid City.

Roger Bares shared his completed clock projects made from walnut, cherry, maple, and ash.

Wes Murphey showed us some of his latest turnings, including his bacote shaver and brush, a bowl made from poplar and walnut, and a display case of walnut and ? .

Details of the upcoming first annual RCWA Woodworking Show were discussed at tonight's meeting. Members volunteered for setting up, working, and tear down of the Turning Demonstrations and the Scrollsawing Demonstrations. We finalized plans for displaying member's projects and asked members to bring them to the church by 11 am. The Show will be open to the public from noon til 4 pm. After the show, members and their families will chow down at a potluck supper.
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