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.
Welcome to the Sights and Sounds of a Saturday Toy Workshop!

 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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