Friday, May 19, 2017

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

The Rapid City Woodworkers Association supported the Knecht Home Center booth at The Walk for Wishes event on May 20, 2017 at Main St Square in Rapid City, SD - with setup starting at 8 am.  The event starts at 8:30 and runs thru Noon.

Attendees (10):  Danny and Mary Green, Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Paul Douglas, Darwin and Lauree Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Ed Pike, and Jerry Hood.

We were set up by 8:30 am.  The Knecht booth was located in Main Street Square near Sixth St. and the Prairie Edge.  The event lasted until noon. 

We brought blank unfinished wooden toy vans for kids to color with crayons.  When the kids were finished coloring, we installed wheels on each toy.  We brought blanks, wheels, axles, and glue, wheel presses, jigs and crayons.  Danny and Mary Green brought the 3-track racer for the kids to test out their cars after coloring.  This was a fun community event. 

It was a good turnout, weather was super, good responses from the kids, about 85 blank vans were colored by kids both young and older, and money was collected in the jar for Make-A-Wish.  Highlight of the day:  We got to watch a four year old girl get her wish - a playhouse for her back yard to play with her sisters when she was home from her frequent visits to the hospital.  It was pulled into the square by the crew who helped design and build it.


Thanks to Knechts for hosting the booth and inviting us to this event.


















Here's some action from the production line:

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Here is a movie from the racetrack:
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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
     18.  Race track
     19.  Battery operated drill with 7/32" bit.

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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