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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