Sunday, May 24, 2015

Toy Workshop May 23, 2015

The Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA) held a toy workshop on Saturday morning May 23, 2015, from 8:45 am to noon at the shop at the Club for Boys. 
Attendees (13):  Lon Gose, Al Oines, Rick Weisbeck, Kathie and Bob Buchanan, Darwin Buus, Grant Coffin, Julian Wigen, Frank DiCesare, Harley Schmadeke, Ed Pike, Richard Rasmussen, and Gary Graves.
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Activities:
 Julian delivered about 220 cars to the workshop (for the Hills Alive event in July) that need windows and axle holes.  Al fired up a router mounted in a table and rounded-over the edges of Locomotives, Oldies, and Helos.  Frank and Harley used the Rigid sander donated by the Borg family to sand the insides of windows in several boxes of cars, then drilled windows in the Hills Alive cars.
Grant re-worked a prototype set of whale push toys by adding a reinforcement dowel to the tail area.  He also re-designed a set of prototype rabbit push toys to avoid a weak area in the ears.
Darwin and Ed cut oval windows in several boxes of toys using the scroll saws.  Richard drilled holes in vehicles using a drill press loaned by Bel Felix.  Rick Weisbeck drilled holes in large oldies and locomotives.  Kathie labeled and packed finished toys in boxes for movement to our storage facility.  Boxes of critters ready for sorting into the cloth bags, as well as 186 toy vehicles were loaded into Rick’s truck for inventory in the storage area.  At the end of the session, eight boxes of toys were loaded into Bob’s truck to take home and sand/seal/finish.
Once again, boxes of toys were exchanged, and other cars were taken home to work in members garages.  Taking work home (home-work) were Lon Gose and Gary Graves.  Gary Graves brought in 150 toys completely finished and ready for inventory. 


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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Woodworking Show on May 9th, 2015

The weather was trying to make everything cold and icy, but it was warm and friendly inside the Knecht Home Center in Rapid City, SD on May 9th, 2015 for the 7th Annual Woodworking Show sponsored by the Rapid City Woodworkers Association.





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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Toy Workshop 5-2-2015

All - we will be having a toy workshop on Saturday May 2nd at the Club for Boys Shop from 9 am to noon.  We have discovered 11 boxes of traced blanks yet to cut, so there will be plenty of work to do.  Hope to see you there.

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Attendees (13):
Lon Gose, Al Oines, Kathie and Bob Buchanan, Rollie Lynde, Darwin Buus, Ed Pike, Julian Wigens, Harley Schmadeke, Bel Felix, Steve Larson, and Grant Coffin.

Activities:
Julian and Darwin installed windows in buses and helicopters.  Ed and Kathie traced handle holes in chalk boards.  Bel and Harley aligned and adjusted the trailer hitches on the caravans and installed the doughnut spare tires.  Rollie installed a new blade on the band saw and cut out a box of buses.  A Prototype of a bird house was tested and adjusted.  One unit was finished by the team made up of Grant, Darwin, Bob and Julian.

Lon brought in two more boxes of shaped and sanded vehicles.  Harley brought in two or three boxes of critters he had sanded and routed.  Al brought in a couple boxes of vehicles as well.  

The eleven temporarily misplaced boxes of blanks were distributed to members to work on in their own shops.  Gary took home another box of blank helos to cut and sand.  Lon loaded up two more boxes of blank helos to work on.  Al took home a box of toys to work on at his shop.  Grant took home a box or two PT Cruisers to cut.  Ed loaded up a box of small worms. a box of large worms, and the box of chalkboards to work on.  Harley took home some more critters to sand and router.  Steve Larson took home the tugboat bases to start his tugboat process.











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