Friday, February 10, 2017


ALL - we will be having our Toy Workshop on Saturday Feb 11th from 9 am to noon at the Club for Boys Shop.  We will be continuing our tracing exercises, so bring the miter saws, boxes, and pencils again.  We have a stack of wood about the same amount as last time, but 2x6s this time.  We will also start tracing the CFB pinewood derby toys if time permits.
-----------------------------------------------------Other dates to remember:
Monday nite Feb 13th at 7 pm - February 2017 General Meeting at 910 Wood Ave
Thursday nite - Feb 16th - SS SIG at Rick's Shop in Black Hawk at 7 PM

Attendees (24):  Al Oines, Ed Pike, Rollie Lynde, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Lon Gose, Julian Wigen, Paul Douglas, Gary Graves, Grant Coffin, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Ron Fisher, Bel Felix, Jerry Norsen, Paul Douglas, Gary Graves, Harley Schmadeke, Richard Rasmussen, Jerry Hood, Mary Jo Anderson, Ken Maron, Don Roberts, and Kevin Gregg.

This was the second workshop for 2017, so the plan for the day continued to be tracing.  Rollie Lynde brought in a trailer full of 2x6 lumber that Steve Larson picked up from Dakota Craft.  Steve planed the wood in his shop last week, then brought it to Rollie's for delivery to the workshop.  Over 500 toys were traced on the planed stock today including racers, caterpillars, trucks, pull type toys (rabbit, whale, hippo, turtle), some new prototype trucks, two sizes of locomotives, new tater cars and crayon whales.   By 11 am, we had used all the available 2x6 wood.  Critters were traced on 1" stock in the overflow room.  We completed all patterns on the wood available.  We will need to procure larger pieces of 1 x 6 to finish the rest of the critters.

Using the overflow room, we traced critters on 1" pine scraps.

Exchanges:  Rick brought in 100 basketball game bases cut to size and loaded them into Bob’s truck for further milling.  He brought in 53 turtlebanks with centers cutout with  a holesaw.  Ed Pike then cut out Turtle Banks to shape on the scrollsaw.  Rick has cut out 38 tractors on his scrollsaw since the last workshop and cut 14 cradle ends on his CNC.
Progress to date:  Not counting Critters, we have traced over 1,400 toys, with about 410 toys to trace. Our goal for this year for the Christmas toy program giving is 2,300 toys.


You look as confused as a pine tree in a parking lot.  (wood working humor) 

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