Saturday, November 1, 2014

Toy Workshop 11-1-2014 @ The Club for Boys Shop

Attendees (15) at the Nov 1st Toy Workshop at the Club for Boys Shop included:

Julian Wigen, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rollie Lynde, Grant Coffin, Gary Graves, Al Oines, Ed Pike, Bel Felix, Harley Schmadeke, Rick Weisbeck, Steve Larson, Richard Rasmussen, and Bob and Kathie Buchanan.

Activities today included final sanding of cradles for teachers (8) and packaging the cradles with handmade quilts and dolls.  Two additional cradles were completed for the kids toys.

Cradle "mattresses" were drilled with six 1/2" holes and 1" radius corners cut on the scrollsaw.

The shapes for teachers project is nearing completion with the 4 final shapes sanded and pegs added.

Wheels were added to cars, caterpillars, and buses.  Completed vehicles were then inventoried, marked and packaged for storage.

Rotor holes were drilled in over 70 helicopters and rotors installed.  These were then inventoried, marked and packaged for storage.

Turtle banks were completed by nailing circular plexiglass pieces to the front and backs of the turtle bodies.

A new wheeled vehicle is being slowly introduced into the toy inventory; it is called the CARAVAN after the vehicles seen in England.  It consists of a small VW bug-like car pulling a teardrop trailer.  Several of these vehicles were cut on the scrollsaw today.

Darwin brought in a box full of caterpillars he had cut on his scrollsaw during the past week.  Gary Graves brought in a box full of 58 Oldies vehicles that he had sanded and prepared for sealing and finishing.  Julian returned a box full of C-cars and airplane fuselages that he sanded during the past week.

Steve Larson picked up the last parts (smoke stacks) needed for the 100 + Tugboats he is building this month.

Richard Rasmussen took home all the parts needed to build 13 more cradles to work on during this upcoming week.

As of Nov 1st, there are 1519 toys in our completed inventory storage room, which is 76% of our goal for 2014.  Thanks to all who have made this possible by giving of your time, resources, and talents!!!


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