Saturday, May 7, 2016

Eighth Annual Woodworking Show May 7, 2016


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.


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. 
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.  

Photos from the Show:

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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