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:



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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