This workshop was the culmination of many weeks of work on basketball game parts, as 100 basketball games were assembled, ball/string assemblies attached, and the game was tested for final delivery.
Today, the hoop assembly and the base assembly were joined with a 1/2" dowel post (also fabricated previously). With the game almost complete, the strings were inserted in the holes in the base. Final assembly required tying the string so that the ball lands exactly in the bowl of the spoon. Final test - the ball must go through the hoop before the test is passed. A pair of spoons were attached with rubber bands and the toy was packaged for moving to the storage room.
|A slight modification was required to make the newly designed Wendy's spoons fit the launcher slots.|
This workshop was also the culmination of many weeks of work on tugboat parts, as more than 100 tugboats reached the final assembly stage. One member, Steve Larson, cut, routered, sanded, and drilled all the tugboat hulls and the cabins during October. Bob cut and drilled dowels for stacks, and cut small dowels for the tie downs. Five members formed the assembly line today, and attached the cabins, then the stacks, and finally the tie downs, to complete the toy. All tugboats are now ready for final sealing, sanding, and lacquer finishing.
Wheels were installed on 94 wheeled vehicles as the last of the 2013 model cars, racers, busses, and small cars rolled off the assembly lines.
Strings were inserted in the last 50 cloth toy bags as we prepare for a slurry of the wooden critters that members have been cutting for the last several months for the toy bags. Members cutting critters include Lon, Darwin, Rollie, Gary G, Bel, Gary K, Larry, Rick, Steve, Julian, Harley, and Bob.
Almost a dozen two - sided cradles were prepared during this workshop, including cradle ends cut on the CNC machine.
Attendees at today's workshop included: Julian, Frank, Harley, Bel, Larry, Barb, Kathie, Rick, Greg, Gary G, Rollie, Darwin, Lauree, Bob, Grant (home shop) and Ken.
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