Friday, May 19, 2017

Community Event - Walk for Wishes at Main St Square in Rapid City, SD

The Walk for Wishes event is planned for May 20, 2017 at Main St Square in Rapid CIty, SD - starting at 8 am for setup.  The event starts at 8:30 and runs thru Noon.

Expected Attendees (10):  Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Paul Douglas, Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Harley Schmadeke, and Jerry Hood.













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Scroll Saw Special Interest Group (SS SIG) - May 18, 2017

The SS SIG was held on May 18, 2017 at the Rick's shop.

Attendees (10):  Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Paul Douglas, Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Harley Schmadeke, and Jerry Hood.

Topics Discussed:

Troubleshooting a Dewalt Scrollsaw
Planning a Whirligig crankshaft
Planning the repair of the Bowling Game at the Club for Boys


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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Toy Workshop - May 13, 2017


A toy workshop was held on May 13, 2017 at the shop at the CLUB FOR BOYS.  The weather was fantastic, allowing us to use routers and sanders outside.

Attendees (23):  Al Oines, Ed Pike, Danny and Mary Green, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Lon Gose, Paul Douglas, Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Paul Douglas, Richard Rasmussen, Mary Jo Anderson, Ken Maron, Harley Schmadeke, Bel Felix, Ron Fisher, Gary Graves, Don Roberts, Grant Coffin, Julian Wigen, and Jerry Hood.

Activities:
Preparation for the Walk for Wishes Event on May 20, 2017:  We will bring blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons. When the kids are finished coloring, we will install wheels on each toy.

A.  Preparing the blanks, also known as Give Away Vans (GAVs):  Drill/Router/Sand Approximately 200 GAVs were prepared today for the event.

B.  Build a Car Making Kit for the Walk for Wishes Event - Items needed for this event:
     1. trifold display
     2. wooden van blanks
     3. wheel presses (2)
     4. jigs and spacers
     5. glue and glue injectors and large paper clips and glue bottle holders
     6. axle pegs
     7. crayons
     8. small hammers (2)
     9. sample decorated/wheeled vans
     10. Windex and paper towels to clean tables
     11. Stools – two – about the size of a long box for kids to stand on, maybe 6 to 8 inches high x 12              deep x 24 long
     12. Rags plus water – to clean up glue spills on hands etc
     13. Clamps – at least two for emergency repairs
     14. Small trash can or kitchen size garbage bags
     15. Tray box (flats from Sams) for crayons
     16. “FREE” sign
     17. Chairs

C. Other Toy Program Activities today included:
  1. Helicopters - assembly line
  2. Drilling windows in Helicopters
  3. Drilling rotor Holes in Helicopters
  4. Sanding - toys by hand after sealed
  5. Scroll sawing windows in Vans
  6. Installing wheels on toys
  7. Inventory of completed toys:  count/label/record/box up
  8. Equipment maintenance




                                  Lon Gose reworked two of the Club for Boys' workbenches with new tops and new wheels for easy moving/reconfiguration of the shop.


                                  Supplies for the Workshop


                                  Maintenance



                                  Helicopters - drilled for ROTORS.



                                  Wheel Assembly Line - Harley and Paul



                                  Slick new jigs (2) made by Rick W to make it easier to drill the 7/32" axle holes in toys.



                                  The Inside Line - Drilling/ Scroll Sawing



                                  The Outside Line - Sanding/Routering




                                  Toys packaged for Inventory today:  195.

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                                  Monday, May 8, 2017

                                  May 8, 2017 - General Meeting of the RCWA

                                  All - just a note that we will have our RCWA General Meeting tomorrow evening May 8th, 2017, at 7 pm at 910 Wood Ave in Rapid City.

                                  Upcoming dates:
                                  Saturday May 13 - Toy Workshop at CFB Shop - 9 am to noon
                                  Saturday May 20 - Walk for Wishes at Main St Square
                                  Saturday May 27 - Toy Workshop at CFB Shop - 9 am to noon

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                                  Sunday, April 23, 2017

                                  NINTH ANNUAL WOODWORKING SHOW 4-22-2017 - DUBBED SMASHING SUCCESS!!!


                                  RAPID CITY WOODWORKERS ASSOCIATION
                                  NINTH ANNUAL WOODWORKING SHOW
                                  KNECHT HOME CENTER
                                  22 APRIL 2017

                                   The Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA) shared their skills and showed finished art products during their ninth annual Woodworking Show. It was held Saturday April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knecht Home Center at 320 West Boulevard in Rapid City. The event was free to the public.
                                  The show featured displays of fine woodworking projects by individual members. The theme for the show was “Wooden Toys in Motion”.  The group showed collections of Old Tools and game tables for kids and adults including marble games, kangaroo races, basketball games, giant and medium JENGA games, and a Love Bug race track.  There were also live demonstrations of wood turning, scroll sawing, toy-making, and computer controlled routers. Visitors to the show were given the opportunity to receive the free monthly club newsletter as well as lots of door prizes of handcrafted wooden items made by members. In addition, a raffle was held for several fabulous wooden items. Proceeds 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 including explanations of how to make wooden toys, how to turn bowls, pens and tops on a lathe, and using a scroll saw to make name signs, bowls, or vases. Interested children received their individual names cut from wood to take home. Visitors watched toys being made and could help sand toy parts. Members of the RCWA shared tips and advice as well as swap ideas for techniques and projects from those attending the show.
                                  Many thanks goes out to Rick Weisbeck and all of his supportive friends at Knecht Home Center at 320 West Boulevard near the intersection of Omaha and West Boulevard in Rapid City, SD.  Photos of the group’s activities can be seen at www.sdwoodworker.org, under the RCWA blog or directly at:  http://sdguild-rcwa.blogspot.com


                                  BANNERS ON TRUCK IN PARKING LOT


                                  GREAT DAY FOR A WOODWORKING SHOW



                                  WELCOME TO THE WOODWORKING SHOW!
                                  (CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO SEE SLIDE SHOW OF PHOTOS.)



                                  RCWA TRAVELING DISPLAY CASE


                                  FRONT ENTRY TABLE







                                  TOY PROGRAM HISTORY - PHOTOS


                                  TOYS MADE FOR 2016 CHRISTMAS TOY PROGRAM


                                  ITEMS FOR RAFFLE







                                  SHOW THEME:  WOODEN TOYS IN MOTION















                                  DEMONSTRATIONS

                                  SCROLLSAWING DEMONSTRATION
















                                  Grandpa ROLLIE teaching young protege ( great grandson) how to scroll saw





                                   TOY DEMONSTRATION - KATHIE, CELI, MARY JO









                                  WOODTURNING DEMONSTRATIONS

                                  BOWL TURNING DEMONSTRATION - DANNY GREEN


                                  TOP TURNING DEMONSTRATION - JEFF ALBRECHT




                                  COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) ROUTER DEMONSTRATION - RICK WEISBECK





                                  OLD TOOLS DISPLAY - LON GOSE






                                  RCWA DISPLAYS



                                  WOOD RECOVERY PROJECTS:
                                  ALL PROJECTS  ON THIS TABLE WERE MADE FROM RECOVERED WALNUT TREE




                                  INDIVIDUAL DISPLAYS


                                  WOODTURNING PROJECTS - JEFF ALBRECHT







                                  WOOD WORKING PROJECTS - GRANT COFFIN



                                  WOODWORKING PROJECT - DOUBLE POLE SPRING LATHE - BOB BUCHANAN











                                  WOODWORKING PROJECTS - RICK WEISBECK






                                  WOODWORKING PROJECTS - MARY AND DANNY GREEN AND JULIAN WIGEN








                                  TRAVELING DISPLAY - MECHANICAL MARVELS IN WOOD - BOB BUCHANAN






                                  WOODWORKING PROJECTS - JERRY HOOD




                                  WOODWORKING PROJECTS - ED PIKE





                                  SILENT AUCTION WINNER






                                  DRAWING RAFFLE WINNERS






                                  Click here for a TV news story about the event:


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                                  RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) One Rapid City hardware store got a makeover this weekend as the local Woodworkers Association transformed the Knecht's on Omaha into a toy store.
                                  It was the group's annual toy show and some 30 members of the association set up shop in the store to display some of their wares.
                                  Many woodworkers also brought their tools and machines with them to demonstrate how they go about their craft. From what we could see, everybody was having a great time.
                                  “It's the ninth time we've done this,” said Bob Buchanan from the Rapid City Woodworkers Association. “We bring in all the toys and projects we've been working on all year just to show people and let people know that we have a woodworking group in town and they can come enjoy and have fun with us.”
                                  Members of the association build toys all year round and deliver more than 2,000 to area charities during the Christmas season.  (Story by Stewart Huntington- KOTA TV)
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