Saturday, September 29, 2018

TWS 9-29-2018 (TWS 2018-16)

Patsy and Jerry, Gloria, Al, Bob and Kathie, Harley, Ken, Rollie, Ralph, Bel, Richard, Gary G, Rick, W, Jerry N, Lon, Ed, Brian, Darwin and Lauree,

Sanding -Patsy, Gloria, Al, Kathie, Harley
Basketball Games - Ken, Jerry H, Rollie
Installing wheels - Ralph, Bel, Harley, Richard, Gary G
Tugboats - Rick W, Jerry H, Jerry N
Helos - Lon
Turtle Banks - Ed, Brian, Darwin
Strings in Balls - Lauree, Ralph, Rollie, Jerry
Inventory - Lauree, Bob

Installed wheels on 131 toys
Finished building tugboats
Helo - added rotors and wheels
Basketball games - drilled counter-sunk holes in backboards
Strings on balls - 150 ready for basketball games, and cup and ball games
Strings on rings - 50 ready for ring toss game

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Volunteer Recognition Banquet 9-24-2018 at Club for Boys

The Club for Boys invited all members of the RCWA to attend their annual volunteer recognition banquet on Sept 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Club for Boys gym.

Representing the Club for Boys were Bob and Kathie Buchanan, Patsy and Jerry Hood, and Frank DiCesare.

A meal was served complete with dessert and was followed by a thank you speech and by the awards ceremony.  This years theme was Star Wars.

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TWS 9-22-2018 (TWS2018-15)

Attendees (19): Danny and Mary, Paul, Julian, Harley, Ralph, Rick, Lon, Lauree and Darwin, Ken, Frank, Don Roberts, Ed, Brian, Grant, Bob and Kathie, and Rollie.

Activities:  Installing wheels, sanding tugboats parts, routering tugboat parts, installing 2" wheels on whales, building tugboats.

To Do Next WeeK:
Bring wheels to Rick to spray for next week
Estimate wheel needed to complete
Tugboats - spray with lacquer finish
Four boxes of toys - spray with lacquer finishSeal one box of pickups
Spray tips of whale axles
Bases - need 20 more - cut to size 3" x 10"
Hoops - sand, router

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Preparation for next toy workshop

Drilled holes in 1" dowels for tugboat tugboats stacks ( 72).
Cut backboards (55) from beech cutoffs.
Routered a 1/16" deep grove in backboards ( 45) to help position hoop on backboard.
Sent emails to toy recipients requesting updates.
Sprayed lacquer on 119 toys + 120 wheels (2" ) for whales.
Put turtle banks (16) in car to take to Rick for SS SIG on Thursday at 7 pm.
Put backboards (55) in car for Ken M. on Thursday at SS SIG.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

TWS 9-15-2018 (TWS2018-14) and Scroll Saw SIG (9-20-2018)

TWS 9-15-2018 (TWS2018-14)

Attendees (17):  Darwin and Lauree, Bob and Kathie, Jerry and Patsy, Ed, Brian, Al, Paul, Ken, Ralph, Harley, Julian, Lon, Rick, and Gary Graves.

Hand sand toys after sealed - Paul, Ken, Al, Patsy and Kathie
Build airplanes - Jerry
Build wheeled vehicles - Julian, Harley, Bel, Ralph, Lon
Routering critters on dremels - Ed, Brian
Sand tugboat cabins and hulls - Rick W

Items to do next week:
Spray finish on 8 boxes of toys
Start staging critters for sorting and putting in bags
Router 1/32" deep groove in backboards to help install hoops
Clean up hoops - sand and router with pattern bit, then roundover with 1/8" roundover bit
Cut 55 backboards to size from beechwood scraps
Bring backboards to Ken for milling

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SS SIG - Sept 20, 2018

The special interest group (SIG) focusing on Scroll Sawing is held at Rick Weisbeck’s shop on the third Thursday of the month.  All members are welcome to attend these “scroll saw focused” get-togethers.

This SS SIG provided an exchange point for toy program activities:  basketball game parts were exchanged with Ken, critters completed by Jerry were moved, and wood stock pickup for basketball bases was made.  Then customary scroll-saw related talk was entertained.  Rick showed his ’51 Studebaker cutout he was working for Grant.  The original pattern was an actual puzzle.

Attendees included Ken, Rick, Harley, Rollie, Danny, Bob and Kathie. 


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Sunday, September 2, 2018


Just a reminder that we will be meeting every Saturday Morning from 9 am to noon at the Club for Boys Shop starting Saturday September 8, 2018, until we complete the Toys for this year's toy program.  Hope to see you there!


List of Activities planned for today's Workshop:
1. Install wheels (4 wheel type)
2. Tugboat Parts – sand and router
3. Critters – cut to shape
4. Critters – router edges
5. Airplanes – two wheels + wings - final build
6. Helicopters – rotors + wheels - final build
7. Tracing - as needed

Attendees (23):  Darwin and Lauree, Danny and Mary, Al, Rick, Ed, Brian, Gloria, Frank, Don, Jerry H, Bel, Ralph, Julian, Bob and Kathie, Harley, Gary, Paul, Grant, Denny, and Lon

· Cutting toys to shape on scroll saws (Ed, Darwin)
· Routering critters with dremel style routers
· Hand sanding after sealer:  (Paul, Don, Gloria, Al)
· Wheel installation on toys (Julian, Harley, Bel, Ralph and Lon)
· Sanding and routering toys (Mary, Danny)
· Inventory and Storage (Lauree)

Photos from the workshop:

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RCWA Summer Family Picnic 8-25-2018

Saturday August 25th, 2018
3 pm to 8 pm Family Potluck Picnic at Bob and Kathie's house.

It was a beautiful day for a picnic out in the front yard - around 75 degrees at game time.

The crowd included 32 family and friends of members of the Rapid City Woodworkers Association, who all enjoyed a super potluck meal with some wildfire smoke, but without rain, wind, or bugs.  Activities included setup, corn hole/bean bag games, chatting, eating, talking, chatting, cleanup, and a quick shop/garage tour as well.

Attendees (32) included:  Harley Schmadeke, Rollie and Norma Lynde, Lon and Vicky Gose, Jerry Norsen and friend, Gloria and Ed Pike, Frank DeCaesare, Jerry and Patsy Hood, Wes and Kathy Murphy, Ken and Carol Maron, Larry and Linda Deibert,  Al and Jeri Oines, Grant and Mary Coffin, Ralph and Bert Brethauer,  Darwin and Lauree Buus, Danny and Mary Green,  Richard and Margaret Rasmussen, and Bob and Kathie Buchanan.

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