Friday, May 27, 2016

Toy Workshop - May 28, 2016

All - we will be holding a toy workshop on Saturday morning May 28th from 9 am to noon at the Shop at the Club for Boys.  Rick Weisbeck will be the point of contact for this workshop.   Please bring anything you may need help with.   Bring your scroll saws, sanders, and routers as needed. Work in progress is located under the benches at the shop.

We have had more requests to give toys at community events in June and July, so please prepare another 160 linear feet or so of 2 x 4s for the coloring vans to be given to kids at these community events.



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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Walk for Wishes - Saturday May 14th at Main Street Square

All RCWA people - please come to the Square about 8 am - we will need to be set up by 8:30 am.  Look for the Knecht booth, which will be on Sixth St. between Main St Square and the Prairie Edge.  The event lasts until noon.  

We will have blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons.  We will then install wheels on each toy.  We will be bringing blanks, wheels, axles, and glue, wheel presses, jigs and crayons.  Tables will be provided, but please bring your own chairs.  If you didn't sign up to come, but still want to come and help, please do.  This should be a fun community event.  Hope to see you there!   Bob B


Here is some more information about the event:






"Join us for our 4th Annual Walk For Wishes®, a fundraising and awareness event open to the community benefiting Make-A- Wish® South Dakota, the area's premier wish granting organization serving children. Each day, local kids are diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions and their lives are turned upside down. Please help us fulfill their wishes - you have the power to help make a wish come true! The walk route is approximately 1.25 miles through downtown Rapid City. Signs will be posted along the route."
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May 14, 2016


Attendees (10):  Rick Weisbeck, Ed Pike, Frank DiCesare, Jerry Hood, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Ron Fischer, Lon Gose, Bob and Kathie Buchanan



We were set up by 8:30 am.  The Knecht booth was located in Main Street Square near Sixth St. and the Prairie Edge.  The event lasted until noon
We brought blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons.  When the kids were finished coloring, we installed wheels on each toy.  We brought blanks, wheels, axles, and glue, wheel presses, jigs and crayons.  Tables were provided,  This was a fun community event.
It was a good turnout, weather was cool but decent, good response from the kids, at least 85 blank vans were colored by kids, and wheels installed, $49 collected in the jar for Make-A-Wish.  Highlight of the day:  At least six kids raced their cars on their knees the entire length of the grassy area in Main Street Square and back!

Thanks to Knechts for hosting the booth and inviting us to this event.






















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Monday, May 9, 2016

May General Meeting 5-9-2016


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Just a reminder that we will be holding our general meeting for May 2016 this evening at 7 pm at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City, SD.  Congratulations on Saturday's very successful annual Woodworking Show!  See you tonight.















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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Eighth Annual Woodworking Show

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We can start setting up at 4 pm on Friday afternoon at the Knecht Home Center.  If you can't come Friday, come at 8 am on Saturday.


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Introduction

The Eighth Annual Woodworking Show by the RCWA was the held on May 7, 2016 from 9 am until 4 pm.  The event was held at the Knecht Home Center in Rapid City, SD.  Rick Weisbeck, our in-store coordinator, set up one of our RCWA Display cases in the store a week before the show as a preview of the coming event.  On Friday evening, May 6th, members arrived to help Rick set up the central area of the store for the show.  Knecht’s provided chairs and tables, and members arranged tables and covered them with cloth, in preparation for the arrival of member’s woodworking items to be displayed.  Equipment to be used for the scroll sawing, woodturning, toy making, and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) routering demonstrations was unloaded and put in place.  Early Saturday morning, signs made by Gary Graves were placed by Danny Green at strategic locations around Knecht’s to direct people to the show.  We hoisted an 8’ sign sponsored by Coca Cola on West Blvd next the Proceed with Caution billboard.  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 prior to the show, cutting, building, and finishing the projects that were brought together to share at the show. 
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Rapid City, SD.  The Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA) shared their skills and showed finished art products during their eighth annual Woodworking Show on Saturday May 7, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knecht Home Center. The event was free to the public.
The show featured displays of fine woodworking projects by individual members as well as group displays.  The group displays highlighted collections of Old Tools, modern replicas of Old Toys and Marble Games all in step with this year’s theme:   CARNIVAL.  There were live demonstrations of woodturning, scroll sawing, toy-making, and CNC routers.  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 handmade wooden items. Any proceeds from the show 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.  These demonstrations explained how to make wooden toys and boxes, turning bowls and pens on a lathe, and using a scroll saw for 3D Cutting and cutting of name signs.  Interested children were able to have their individual names cut from wood and take them 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.  


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