Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb 2009 - General Meeting of the RCWA

The RCWA held its monthly meeting on Monday Feb 8th, 2010, fireside at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 910 WOOD AVE starting at 7 pm.

We ate brownies, reviewed Thank You Notes from excited toy recipients, did a little Show and Tell, then held a short business meeting. Then we headed downstairs for a live demonstation/presentation on Spindle Turning by Grant Coffin. Grant introduced us to all the cuts that are made on spindles, then demonstrated some techniques for spindle turning on our Shop Fox Mini-lathe

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Toy WORKSHOP - Jan 23, 2010

We trekked through the snowbank again for our second workshop of the year. We brought in 2" stock for cars and trucks, and 1" stock for animal cutouts. We traced cars and got started on our Dinosaur run for the animal cutouts for the 2010 Christmas gifts.

Gary Graves brought in some new designs for cars, plus some modified designs that will fit better on 2 x 4 stock. Grant Coffin has started building small cradles which will hold small dolls and can be turned over to use as a stool for kids.
Ron Dolin took home a box of 2 x 4 cutoffs from a recent framing job to trace out small sized cars and a few buses. Lon Gose and Rick Weisbeck took home boxes of rough cut cars to sand, cut windows, and round over the edges.
Roger Bares was working in his shop making turtle banks, tractor bodies, animal cutouts and puzzles. He is in need of some 3" x 3" x 2" stock to start the Heart Boxes.
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