Saturday, October 29, 2016

PHOTOS From Julian's trip to WALLY KELLER TOOL MUSEUM

 Julian Wigen recently made a vacation stop at a museum in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin and wanted you all to see photos from the museum.

“The Wally Keller Tool Museum” in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin. It’s one of the highlights of Duluth Trading Company’s brand-new flagship retail store, just a few minutes’ drive from Madison. The collection consists of more than 3,100 hand tools, many of which pre-date industrialized toolmaking in America. And, they were all collected by Mt. Horeb native Wally Keller over a period of nearly 20 years.

For more information about the museum, click here to see a 2010 review of the museum by Woodworker's Journal:  Wally Keller Tool Museum Review

Here are Julian's photos:










Julian also visited a gallery called the ARTISAN WOODS GALLERY which displays woodworking projects from over 80 artisans.  For more information about the gallery, click here for their website:      Artisan Woods Gallery

Here are Julian's photos:








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2016 Toy Making Marathon - Week 8 - Oct. 29, 2016

Toy Workshop 10-29-2016 at CFB Shop – 9 to noon

Attendees (17):  Jerry Hood, Al Oines, Ed Pike, Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Harley Schmadeke, Lon Gose,  Paul Douglas, Gary Graves, Grant Coffin, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Frank DiCesare and Rick Weisbeck.

Tasks to prepare for workshop:
  1. Sealer on comic helicopters (KB)
  2. Sand comic helicopters (400 wet/dry) (KB)
  3. Spray finish on wheels (RW)
  4. Spray finish on comic helicopters (BB)
  5. Seal 102 tugboats (KB)
  6. Sew additional bags for blocks (KB)
  7. Cut plastic circles for Turtle Banks (RW)
  8. Assemble more Locomotives (AO)
  9. Spray finish on more Cradles (4) (BB)
  10. Work on basketball games (BB/KB):
    • Seal basketball bases
    • Sand basketball bases
    • Assemble basketball bases (post to base with wedge) (104)
    • Final spray on bases
  11. Build parts for flatbed trucks and tankers
  12. Make cup and ball games on Lathe. (GC)
  13. Repair production items in ICU (GG)
Tasks completed:
  1. Wheels and rotors installed on comic helicopters
  2. Comic Helicopters packed and inventoried. 
  3. Blocks were put into block bags (camo):  10 large and 10 small.  Total of 9 bags packaged, and inventoried.
  4. Cradles placed in inventory (4).
  5. Tugboats were sanded and are now ready for final spray (102).
  6. Basketball Games were worked as follows:
    • Basketball hoops were secured to backboards with screws (24).
    • Holes for ball/string assemblies were drilled in bases.
    • Ball/string assemblies were attached to bases with 1/8" dowels and glue (104).
    • Hoop/backboard assemblies were attached to posts on bases assemblies with glue (33)
    • Completed basketball games were packaged with two spoons (33).  Instruction sheet will be attached to each game next week.



Toy Program Status. Toys completed and already in inventory at the beginning of the workshop:  1,804.  There were 71 toys moved to inventory after this workshop, bringing the total completed to: 1,875.

Tasks to complete for 2016 Toy Making Marathon:
  1. Final spray on tugboats and cup and ball games.  Package, and inventory.
  2. Cut parts for Rockers.  Drill pilot holes, and assemble.  After assembly, Seal, Sand, and Spray final.  Package and inventory. 
  3. Cut plastic circles for the elusive Turtle Banks.  After assembly, package and inventory.
  4. Prepare Basketball Hoops for assembly with backboards.  After assembly, Seal, Sand, and Spray final.
  5. Make remaining Cup and Ball games.  Attach ball/string, seal, sand, spray finish.
  6. Make remaining spindles for Ring Toss Games.  Attach ring/string, seal, sand, and spray finish.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 Toy Making Marathon - Week 7 - Oct. 22, 2016

Toy Workshop 10-22-2016 at CFB Shop – 9 to noon

Attendees (18):  Jerry Hood, Al Oines, Ed Pike, Danny Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Harley Schmadeke, Bel Felix, Lon Gose,  Paul Douglas, Gary Graves, Richard and Margaret Rasmussen, Steve Larson, Ron Fisher, Frank DiCesare and Rick Weisbeck.

Tasks to prepare for workshop:

  1. Sealer on wheeled toys (KB)
  2. Spray finish on wheels (RW)
  3. Spray finish on toys (BB)
  4. Sand and router remaining critters (BB)
  5. Build 102 tugboats (S Larson)
  6. Sew bags for critters and for blocks (Patsy, Mary, Kathie)
  7. Sealed, sanded and spray finish on Turtle Banks (KB/BB)
  8. Locomotives assembled (AO)
  9. Build more Cradles (4) (FD)

Tasks completed:
  1. Wheels installed on 57 Wheeled Toys, packed and inventoried.  Included large racers, large oldies, buses, small cars, helicopters, and an airplane.
  2.  Toys were cut on the scrollsaw, sanded, and routered:  
    • Comic helicopters were cut to shape on scrollsaw
    • Comic Helicopters were rounded over on router
    • Comic Helicopters were rough sanded on RIGID sander; now ready for sealer.
  3. Rotors were installed on 5 helicopters.
  4. Critters were sorted, eyes added as needed, then critters re-grouped, and put into cloth bags.
  5. Cloth bags with critters were filled.  Total of 75 bags were packed, and inventoried.
  6. Blocks were put into block bags (camo):  10 large and 10 small.  Total of 24 bags packaged, and inventoried.
  7. Comic helicopters - after cutting, routering, and sanding, rotor holes were drilled.
  8. Cradles received,  bring for final spray.


WHEELS ASSEMBLY




COMIC HELICOPTERS CUT, SANDED, AND ROUTERED




CRITTERS SORTED AND PACKAGED IN CLOTH BAGS








TOYS PACKAGED AND LOADED FOR STORAGE




LAST OF THE CRADLES ASSEMBLED - READY FOR FINAL SPRAY  


Toy Program Status. Toys completed and already in inventory at the beginning of the workshop:  1,649.  There were 155 toys moved to inventory after this workshop, bringing the total completed to: 1,804.

Tasks to complete before next week's workshop:
  1. Sealer on tugboats/comic helicopters.
  2. Sand tugboats/comic helicopters.
  3. Final Spray on tugboats/comic helicopters.
  4. Final Sealer/Spray Finish on cradles.
  5. Spray wheels for the comic helicopters.
  6. Cut more rotors for comic helicopters.
  7. Cut parts for Rockers.
  8. Sew 8 more big bags for blocks.
  9. Continue making parts for remaining toys.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

SCROLLSAW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP - OCT 20, 2016



ATTENDEES (10):

Harley Schmadeke, Mary and Danny Green, Ed Pike, Paul Douglas, Jerry Hood, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Rollie Lynde, and Rick Weisbeck


EXCHANGE OF CHRISTMAS RELATED PROJECTS - 3D SNOWMEN, TREES








PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW

DRILL PRESS MODIFICATION DISCUSSION - MODIFY FOR DRILLING WITH ONE HAND


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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

2016 Toy Making Marathon - Week 6 - Oct. 15, 2016

Toy Workshop 10-15-2016 at CFB Shop – 9 to noon

Attendees (17):  Jerry Hood, Ed Pike, Danny and Mary Green, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Lauree and Darwin Buus, Julian Wigen, Jerry Hood, Harley Schmadeke, Paul Douglas, Gary Graves, Richard Rasmussen, Ron Fisher, Frank DiCesare and Rick Weisbeck.

Tasks to prepare for workshop:

  1. Sealer on wheeled toys, spray finish on 1000 wheels
  2. Spray finish on 162 toys
  3. Spray finish on Helicopter Rotors.
  4.  Airplanes that were assembled last week were sanded (wings) and then sprayed.  A total of 112 airplanes were inventoried and packaged and give to Rick W.
  5. Quilts for cradles (made by Margaret Rasmussen) and dolls were added to 3 cradles and given to Rick W. 

Tasks completed:
  1. Wheels installed on 165 Wheeled Toys, packed and inventoried.  Included racers, caterpillars, sedans, oldies, buses, small cars, helicopters, and airplanes.
  2.  Toys were sanded, and routered, and cut on the scrollsaw.  Small critters were routered using a small 1/8" dremel router bit.
    • Two boxes of toys rounded over on router
    • Two boxes of toys rough sanded on RIGID sander; now ready for sealer.
    • Cut turtle banks to shape on scrollsaw
    • Cut seats and backs for Rockers (40).
    • Edges of critters were rounded using a Dremel Tool fitted with a 1/8" roundover bit.
    • Comic helicopters were traced on 2x4s and cut to individual blanks.
    • Comic helos:  drilled holes for windows and axles
  3. Rotors for helicopters made by Rick were installed on 3 helicopters.
  4. Strings were attached to wooden balls for the cup and ball games (30 total).
  5. Strings were attached to wooden rings for the ring toss games (40 total).
  6. String/ball assemblies are ready for the basketball games (100).
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RON FISHER - TRACING COMIC HELOS


RICHARD-HARLEY-JULIAN-PAUL-FRANK  - THE WHEEL TEAM



 MARY-DANNY-JERRY-ED -- CUTTING AND SANDING AND ROUTERING


CUTTING HELOS


ROUTERING CRITTERS


CUTTING OUT TURTLE BANKS

 


 RICK - SANDING AND ROUTERING







LAUREE - INVENTORY - PACKING



 Ed-Darwin -- CUTTING SIDES AND BOTTOMS FOR ROCKING CHAIRS


KATHIE - BALL AND STRING ASSEMBLIES



Toy Program Status. Toys completed and already in inventory at the beginning of the workshop:  1358 from last week + 112 airplanes + 2 cradles this week = 1,472.  There were 177 toys moved to inventory after this workshop, bringing the total completed to: 1,649.

Tasks to complete before next week's workshop:
  1. Sealer on 2 boxes of wheeled vehicles/wooden toys/turtle banks.
  2. Final Spray on 2 boxes of wheeled vehicles/wooden toys and turtle banks.
  3. Spray wheels for the wheeled vehicles and wooden toys that will be ready.
  4. Router edges of critters - 1/2 box.
  5. Bring all critters together to sort/count.
  6. Continue making parts for remaining toys.
  7. Make bags for Blocks.

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