Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wood Recycling 6-20-2013

Larry Borg and I went on travel today to recover some wood for the Toy Program donated by a Rapid City resident.  We used all the boxes that Rollie collected for us plus some other boxes left over from some computer purchases to pack up the wood.  The wood was a pallet (approximately 3' x 3' x 4' high) of pinewood derby blanks that were slightly below spec size.  We will be unloading it all on Saturday June 22 at the RCWA Shop in Rapid City.

A little off-roading to pick up the wood from the walk-out basement patio.

Larry Borg pitched in to help fill boxes.

Water tower in the distance.

A truck load of boxes full of small pinewood derby blanks.

This month's challenge - come up with a few projects to use these super clean pine blocks.

To get to the HOME PAGE of the Rapid City Woodworking Association website, click on the link below:

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Toy Workshop - June 22nd, 2013

Looking ahead - the next toy workshop will be at the RCWA Shop from 9 til noon on Saturday June 22nd.

Critter Tracing - Bel and Harley
Axle Hole Drilling and Windows - Larry and Julian

Vehicle Sanding - Greg, Ben and Kathie

Axle Pegs - painted red

Close-up on Axle Pegs - red.

Wheels - sprayed with clear lacquer.

Rick - master wheel sprayer today.

Final drilling operations on Hills Alive vehicles - engineered by Larry B.

To get to the HOME PAGE of the Rapid City Woodworking Association website, click on the link below:

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General Meeting - June 10, 2013

Plan to attend the general meeting of the RCWA on Monday nite from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City, SD

Detailed discussions were held related to the status of the toymaking program.

A nameplate prepared in appreciation of a donated sign for the woodworking show last month was shared with members.

A Stanley tool catalog from 1973 was reviewed during Show and Tell.

A Vase made from 1/2" cabinet material by Dave Dittmer was given to Kathie in appreciation of her efforts for supporting the Wood Working Show.

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Family Potluck Picnic - June 8, 2013

RCWA Summer Family Potluck Picnic

Saturday June 8th, 2013

3:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Bob and Kathie Buchanan’s Home

2361 Lindsey Dr in Rapid City, SD  57702

The menu included chicken, hot dogs, and burgers - as inspected by Chief Cook Gary Kohama.

Darwin Buus provided much needed support on the second grill!

It was a super day for a picnic - warm and breezy!

Parking on the north forty!

Grant made the homemade ice cream using a real hand crank machine!

Tom Sawyer (aka Grant) shared his special job with everyone!


Lauree - Mary - Denise
Triking on the Gravel!

Larry - Grant - Wes - Richard
Barbara - Kathy - Lauree - Mary

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