Friday, October 2, 2015

Toy Workshop 10-3-2015

Reminder - we will be having a Toy Making Workshop on Saturday from 9 am to noon at the SHOP at the CLUB FOR BOYS.  See you then.  Bob B

PS - wear your best Norm Abrams plaid shirt, and your red RCWA hat, as a freelance reporter from the Rapid City Journal plans to drop by to chat.


Attendees (17):  Darwin Buus, Richard and Margaret Rasmussen, Rollie Lynde, Lon Gose, Al Oines, Harley Schmadeke, Bel Felix, Kathie and Bob Buchanan, Frank DiCesare, Grant Coffin, Julian Wigen, Justin Regen, Ron Fisher, Gary Graves, and Rick Weisbeck.

Many activities/operations were done in member's shops this week in preparation for this workshop today.  Activities this week included turning of cup and ball games, sanding of vehicles and hippos, and sanding, sealing, and finishing of over 150 wheeled vehicles.  Prior to final operations on cars, helicopters, and airplanes, a quick wet/dry sanding of each item was done.  Over 900 wheels were sprayed with a finish during the week by Rick Weisbeck.  This is done prior to installation on toys that have already been sprayed with a final lacquer finish.

Today at the morning workshop, several wheel teams installed wheels on the various toys and cars, helicopters, and airplanes.  Rotors were installed on helicopters.  In addition, windows were cut out on vans using the scroll saw.  Wooden balls were drilled to accept strings for the cup and ball games, basketball games, and the paddle games.  A new toy being built this year (whales and rabbit pull toys) was drilled for wheels.  The oscillating sander was set up outside, and a box of small cars were sanded.

Grant Coffin brought in his cup and ball assemblies, ready for drilling for ball and strings, and final finishing.  Lon Gose brought in a box of finish-sanded toys, as well as a box of another  new toy (a hand sized hippo) ready for sealing and finishing.  We'll install wheels next time.

Toys packaged and ready for inventory today included 94 racers (large and small), 24 PT Cruisers, 77 Oldies (various types), 55 small cars,  66 helicopters, and 32 airplanes.  Toys will be placed in inventory by Rick Weisbeck.

Items completed today - 348 toys packed and moved to storage. (10-3-2015)



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