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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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 For more information about the Rapid City Woodworkers, click on the link below:
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.
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:
Helicopters - assembly line
Drilling windows in Helicopters
Drilling rotor Holes in Helicopters
Sanding - toys by hand after sealed
Scroll sawing windows in Vans
Installing wheels on toys
Inventory of completed toys: count/label/record/box up
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
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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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
Grandpa ROLLIE teaching young protege ( great grandson) how to scroll saw
TOY DEMONSTRATION - KATHIE, CELI, MARY JO
BOWL TURNING DEMONSTRATION - DANNY GREEN
TOP TURNING DEMONSTRATION - JEFF ALBRECHT
COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) ROUTER DEMONSTRATION - RICK WEISBECK
OLD TOOLS DISPLAY - LON GOSE
WOOD RECOVERY PROJECTS: ALL PROJECTS ON THIS TABLE WERE MADE FROM RECOVERED WALNUT TREE
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
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)