Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Our December 2012 general meeting was actually the  annual FAMILY CHRISTMAS POTLUCK – it was held on Monday December 10th, 2012 at 910 Wood Ave at 6 pm in the fellowship hall at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD.  
Special background music was provided by Woody Phillips who is a woodworker and musician.  His CD, THE TOOLBOX CHRISTMAS, recorded in 1996 in his friend Isaiah William's workshop using real woodworking tools, played during dinner.  The selections included majestic table saw duets, exquisite marimba-like 2x4s, sensitive counterpoints by a power planer, filigreed ornamentation of clanking pipes, uniquely persuasive percussion of the pneumatic nailer, and the panoply of hand and power tools.  Other offerings included antique hand drills, mandoline, anvil, t-square, level and pipes, the musical saw and the drone of the shop vac.  We were introduced to a new and extraordinary realm of holiday music covering the full range of the workbench's symphonic palette. 

Rick Weisbeck entertained us with a special demonstration of the Gattling Gun with hands-on tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP).

Tables were decorated with Christmas Cookie Jars.  A display of samples of all toys the Toymakers made in 2012 was setup for all to see.

There was also a Show and Tell by members of current projects.

The food was super and enjoyed by all.  Smoked turkey was the mainstay, and was accompanied by oodles of yummy food of all sorts.  The event was attended by 24 members/guests.
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