Custodian Mike from the CFB unlocked the shop (on his day off). Julian Wigen prepared for the workshop by making a Dakota Kraft wood run, and then spent a day in the shop planing the 2 by stock to be ready for tracing. Unfortunately, Julian picked up a bug Friday night and was unable to function, so Bob and Kathie picked up the lumber from Julian's shop early Saturday morning before the workshop. Thank you Lois for calling!
Also during the week, Bob retrieved several wood supplies from the pole barn for distribution to other toy makers for various toy projects, and for tracing activities today.
Today was the final day of tracing templates onto the planned wood. There were also exchanges of toy parts that were worked on in home shops during the previous weeks. Wood for other toy projects was retrieved from the pole barn and distributed to various toymakers.
Today's workshop was the third held in 2015. We continued last week's workshop theme as we started TRACING - Day 3. Today we traced 433 toys on 2" material, and 120 critters on 1" material. After today's efforts, we will need to trace about 53 more vehicles/toys on 2 inch and 1 inch material for 2015. At the end of the day, we had traced 98% of the traceable toys needed for the year. Other toys which require different efforts besides tracing are being worked as well.
Rick took home airplane cutouts, and some large pre-finished wood for making toy parts on his CNC machine. Bob took home several prototype toys to do a low rate initial production run, including bouncing rabbits, swimming whales, hungry-hungry hippos, a new helicopter with two rotors, and several extra large OLDIES cars. Lon took home a good supply of 3" pre-finished wood for making the paddles for the paddle games.
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