Monday, March 24, 2014

Toy Workshop on Saturday 3-22-2014

All - just a reminder that we will be having a toy workshop from 9 am to noon on Saturday March 22nd, 2014, at the Club for Boys Shop.   If you have any spring clamps with at least a 1 1/2 " capacity please bring them, as we can use them for making tugboat cabins.  Hope to see you there!   Bob B 

A Toy Workshop was held at the CLUB for BOYS shop on Saturday March 22nd, 2014 from 9 am to noon.  Just for all you guys from Tustin, CA, who are having trouble remembering why you moved from Minnesota a few decades ago, the temperature here in the banana belt of the Sunshine State at Game Time today was +4.6 degrees F.

Attendees (9) included Julian Wigen, Frank DiCesare, Rollie Lynde, Greg Todd, Richard Rasmussen, Steve Larson, Kathie and Bob Buchanan and Ken Wright.
The effort to complete 400 race cars for the Club for Boys for 2014 (CFB Cars - 4 configurations of Racers) continued as we began cutting out the vehicles on the bandsaw in preparation for a spring derby (MAY) at the Club for Boys.  Soon the boys will complete the finishing and personalizing touches to their own race cars.

We began assembling the cabin for the tugboat cabins this morning.  Bob cut the pieces this week, and Richard, Rollie, Frank and Greg glued them together.  Frank traced the shape of the cabin fronts, in preparation for the next step of rounding the cabins.  Then a 1" hole will be drilled at a 5 degree angle to hold  the stacks.  The stacks are made from 1" dowels donated by Magnum Enterprises.  They are about 2" long and are hollowed using a 5/8" Forstner bit in a clamping jig on the drill press.


Julian and Kathie sorted about 20 boxes of the traced items by categories and window sizes to make it easier to do a production run on the window drilling operations. 

Then Julian, Rollie, Greg and Steve worked on completing windows in the helicopters and pickups.  Various sizes from 3/4" to 1 5/8" holes were drilled using the bench top drill presses.

All that drilling leaves a lot of chips, so Ken "chipped in" and helped with cleanup at the end of the workshop.

Frank added wheels to a few racers that Gary Graves completed earlier in the year to add the first new cars to the inventory for 2014.

Mary Jo Anderson shared her 1950's Hubley Bell Telephone Toy Truck No. 504 complete with tools, trailer, and pole.  Frank will do a plan drawing of it, so that we can evaluate the possibility of building a prototype Telephone Truck for the Toy Program.


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