Saturday, April 9, 2016

Toy Workshop 4-9-2016

Just a reminder - we will have a toy workshop tomorrow Saturday April 9th - the nicest day of the week! - from 9 am to noon at the Club for Boys Shop.  Please bring routers, sanders, miter saws, wheels, etc. 

Attendees Today (22):  Al Oines, Julian Wigen, Rollie Lynde, Bel Felix, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Grant Coffin, Gary Graves, Rick Weisbeck, Lon Gose, Richard Rasmussen, Jerry Hood, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Lloyd Potter, Frank DiCesareJerry Norsen, Danny Green, Steve Larson, Ed Pike, Ron Fisher, Harley Schmadeke.

Tasks done to prepare for this workshop
1.  Seal 2 boxes of toys.
2.  Final finish on 100 toys.
3.  Build 5 cradles.
4.  Cut a box of cradle parts.
5.  Paint two bags of axle pegs (2000).
6.  Numerous boxes of toys were cut and routered and sanded.
7.  Sand and router three boxes of critters.
8.  Turtle banks - center holes were cut using a hole saw.
9.  A five drawer file was prepped for use at the Club for Boys Shop.

Tasks Today:
1.  Trace remaining small Oldies vehicles (125) for the toy program on 2x4s.  A dozen locomotives were traced on 2x6s.
2.  Inventory the 10"wheeled vehicles that are now cut to shape for the Club for Boys Pinewood Derby using the Club's 18" band saw.  Over 200 are now cut and ready for the CFB.  Wheels have not been addressed as yet.
3.  Drill axle holes (7/32") with a drill press.
4.  Drill pilot holes for scrollsaws to cut windows on numerous wheeled toys.  Eyes for pull toys were drilled at the same time.
5.  Cut critters on Scrollsaws.  Cut windows for vans and busses on the scrollsaw.
7.  Drill windows (3/4" and 5/8" holes) for Love Bugs, busses and vans. 
8.  Sand critters and cars using the Oscillating edge belt sander.
9.  Router edges of critters and cars.
10.  Sand by hand and with mouse sander toys that had been sealed.
11.  Drill holes in wooden balls in preparation for use on basketball games, cup and ball games, and paddle games.
12.  Plan the layout for the static display to be displayed at the May 7th woodworking show - it will show all the steps required to make a toy PT cruiser, from plan to final test.
13.  Wheels were installed on 48 total wheeled vehicles.  Of these, 31 toys were packed and sent to inventory.  The rest were put in a box until more toys are completed.
14.  A five drawer file was installed and filled with tool boxes.  The cabinet has a metal bar for locking the drawers in place.  The cabinet originally was used in the Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, CA, before being surplussed and sold to the public in 1992.  

Photos from the workshop:

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

the end