Thursday, May 24, 2018

Shop Tour PLUS - 5-23-2018

Shop Tour - Jerry and Patsy Hood
Shop Tour - Jim - Toy Wagon Museum
Shop Tour - Boxelder Job Corp - Woodworking Shop, Paint Shop, Maintenance Shop and Welding Shop
Shop Tour - Nemo Volunteer Fire Department

1:30 - 5:00 pm
Hosted by Jerry and Patsy Hood

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Good Day to Spray. 5-16-2018

Wow - 82 degrees today - great day to spray lacquer on toys!!!

Be ready wheel installers - there are 225 toys now ready for wheels!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Toy Workshop 5-12-2018 (TWS2018-07)

Toy Workshop 5-12-2018

Today was the coolest day in a week, just over 40 degrees at 7 am, with mist and raindrops in the air, so we left sanders and routers home. 

Attendees (13):
Rick, Ed,  Ken, Mary Jo, Paul, Julian, Bob and Kathie, Karl, Harley, Don, Gary, and Frank

  • Drilling windows and axle holes in wheeled vehicles (Paul, Ken)
  • Cutting toys to shape on scroll saws (Ed, Rick)
  • Marking cabins for shaping (Julian, Karl)
  • Hand sanding after sealer:  (Kathie, Mary Jo, Don)
  • Wheel installation on WW Show Locomotives, Love Bugs, large Batman Racers, and miscellaneous toys recovered from ICU (Julian, Harley, and Karl)
Toymaking Status:

The Toy Program effort consists of 5 major phases:
            Phase 1:  Tracing
Phase 2:  Cutting toys to shape
Phase 3:  Milling - routering, drilling, and machine sanding
Phase 4:  Finish - sealer coat - sanding - final spray coat - final sanding
Phase 5:  Wheel installations
We have completed Phase 1 for all traceable toys.  We have completed 75% of Phase 2, and all drilling required for Phase 3.  The remaining tasks for Phase 3-Milling for traceable toys are routering and sanding.  Our goal for this year for the Christmas toy program giving will be approximately 2,400 toys.  We currently have xx toys in inventory.  We anticipate receiving requests for approximately 2,400 toys. 
Another part of our toymaking is making toys for Community events giving.  This has begun and our first toy giving event will be next Saturday at Main Street Square for the Black Hills Walk for Wishes fundraiser.  A toymaking kit was prepared for this event during the workshop today.

Today Don Roberts returned two boxes of cars,  all cut to shape.  He loaded three more boxes of traced blanks to work on at home.  Ken returned a box of old style volkwagens ready for sealing.  Ken loaded an oversized box of toys for shaping and sanding at home.

Kathie B sealed 8 boxes of toys totaling 327 toys - on April 30 in preparation for this workshop.  These toys were brought to the workshop needing sanding after sealing. Six of the eight boxes were sanded today.  Mary Jo sanded all the airplane fuselages over the past two weeks and returned them today.
Gary Graves returned several different toys that he recovered from ICU.  These toys were ready for wheels, and were integrated into the wheel installation line.

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA

Saturday, April 28, 2018

10th Annual Woodworking Show 4-28-2018

Attending and Participating (30):
Jerry and Patsy Hood, Mary Jo Anderson, Kathie and Bob Buchanan, Lauree and Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Cori Weisbeck, Ken Maron, Ed Pike, Ralph Brethauer, Dennie E , Julian Wigen, Harley Schmadeke, Paul Douglas, Mary and Grant Coffin, Don Roberts, Al Oines, Carlos Casas and Paola Nelson, Danny and Mary Green, Jeff and Celi Albrecht, Lon Gose, Rollie and Norma, and Rollie’s Grandson.

 Raffle Winners
a.      Cradle with quilt:  Krista Wildeboey
b.     Turned Bowl  – Mary Hercher
c.     Bird House - Mary Hercher
d.     Wolf Plaque  –Don Springhetti 
e.      BB Game – Abram Mitchell
f.       Turtle Bank – Barb Rosner
g.     Toy Train (Slider) – Keith
h.     Fire Trucks - ?

i.      Thomas the Train Bank- Alan Walker

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA