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.

The Seventh Annual Woodworking Show sponsored by the RCWA was held on May 9, 2015 from 9 am until 4 pm.  The event was hosted by the Knecht Home Center in Rapid City, SD.  The event was free to the public.
Rick Weisbeck, our in-store coordinator, set up one of our RCWA Display cases in the store the week before the show to give store customers a preview of the coming event.  On Friday evening, May 8th, members arrived to help Rick set up the central area of the store for the show.  Chairs and tables were setup and tablecloths placed in preparation for member’s woodworking display items.  Equipment to be used for the scroll sawing, woodturning, and toy making demonstrations was unloaded and put in place.  Early Saturday morning, signs made by Gary Graves were placed by Gary Kohama at strategic locations around the Knecht Home Center to direct people to the show.  An 8’ long sign sponsored by Coca Cola was hoisted and secured in a very visible location on West Blvd.  By show time at 9:00 am on Saturday, the stage was set and the Show began.  Members spent many enjoyable hours during the previous year, cutting, building, and finishing the projects that were brought together to share at the show. 
The show featured displays of fine woodworking projects by individual members as well as group displays.  The group displays highlighted collections of Old Tools, Wooden Games, and Catapults. .  There were live demonstrations of woodturning, scroll sawing, toy-making, a CNC router and a Gattling Rubber Band Gun.  Visitors to the show registered for a monthly club newsletter and various door prizes of donated wooden items hand-made by members. A raffle was held for several select wooden items. Any proceeds from the raffles will be used to buy supplies for the RCWA’s Toy Making Program for less fortunate children in the Black Hills.
Woodworking demonstrations included several projects.  The demonstrators explained how to make wooden toys and boxes, turned bowls and pens on a lathe, and make names by cutting wood using a scroll saw.  Interested children were given their individual names cut from wood to take home.  Visitors were invited to help sand toy parts.  Members of the RCWA were available to share advice as well as swap ideas for techniques and projects from those attending the show.
For a full report – see the separate document entitiled “Supplement to JUNE 2015 - THE CUTTING EDGE.pdf which will soon be on the web site.  More pictures and stories are found on our website blog:

(NOTE:  the supplement was Overcome By Events (OBE) and does not appear on this blog.)

Click on the link below to learn more about the Rapid City Woodworkers Association activities on the main page of the website:

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