Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tour of BHRR Society Train Clubhouse 5-22-2019

Greetings:  The Black Hills Railway Society has invited us to their facility for a special tour of their model railroad exhibit.  The tour is scheduled to start at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  The exhibit is in the basement of the SD Stock Growers Association at 426 St. Joseph St., Rapid City.  This is between 4th and 5th streets across from Hardee's.  Meet in front of the building.

Some of the society's members will be present to show off their displays, operate the equipment and answer questions.  The scaling and modeling techniques they use are well worth seeing.  Plus it is fun to watch the trains run through the various scenes of the Black Hills.

Here is their facebook page:


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Monday, May 20, 2019

SS SIG 5-16-2019

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.

Attendees (8) included:  Danny and Mary, Ken, Rollie, Rick, Darwin, Bob and Kathie.  


  


 

Activity at the May 16th gathering of the SS SIG was limited to evaluation of the April 27th Woodworking Show, and discussions of a new project to start on next.  Items were brought in for show and tell including DODGERS key-chains for Chino Little League members, as well as puppy production problems resulting from loose bolts on the bottom of a Dewalt scroll saw.  Side discussions on jigs for belt sanders, as well as the proper way to mount a vise on a workbench, were also entertained.  Plans for the weekend community event - Walk for Wishes - were discussed and finalized.





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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Walk for Wishes 5-18-2019

Community Event:  May 18th, 2019 Walk for Wishes at Main St Square – 7:30 AM setup.  Temperature at game time:  43 degrees F, foggy, rainy, and cool.

BLACK HILLS WALK FOR WISHES®
Our 7th annual, family-friendly event is a fun morning of exercise, kid-friendly activities and camaraderie. Walkers of all ages will come together to celebrate wish children and raise much-needed funds to grant wishes for children awaiting their wish.

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 300,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It's a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.  The full distance for the walk is 1.25 miles.

By participating in one of the many walks held throughout the country, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in your community who are battling critical illnesses.  A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help.  
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The RCWA represented Knecht Home Center today at the annual Walk for Wishes event at the Main St. Square in downtown Rapid City, SD,  Attending (12) today event:  Mary and Danny, Ken, Ed, Darwin and Lauree, Frank, Paul, Jerry H, Rick, Bob and Kathie.

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 reasonable turnout, despite cool and windy weather, and we got good responses from the kids; about 45 xx blank vans were colored by kids.  Thanks to Knechts for hosting the booth and inviting us to this event.















































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Monday, May 13, 2019

General Meeting 5-13-2019

Good Morning!
Here are upcoming activities for the RCWA for May 2019:

1. Toy Workshop:  May 11th, 2019 from 9 to noon at CFB;
2. General Meeting:  May 13th, 2019 at 7 pm at 910 Wood Ave
3. SS SIG – May 16th, 2019 at Rick’s Shop
4. Community Event:  May 18th, 2019 Walk for Wishes at Main St Square – 8 am

Here are upcoming activities for the RCWA for June 2019:

1.    Extracurricular Event:  June 1st – Shop Tour – Spearfish – Larry Kellogg’s 10 am
2. Tool Sale:  Saturday June 8th, 2019 at Wes Murphys – 7 am
3. General Meeting:  June 10th, 2019 at 7 pm at 910 Wood Ave
4.     June Toy Workshops  - June 15th and 29th (note the new dates!!!)
5.     Kenadi Karnival Fundraiser:  June 22nd, 2019 at Spearfish – 9 am

The May edition of the CUTTING EDGE is on the website:  Current Newsletter

A comprehensive group of Photos (with story) from the Woodworking Show is on our Blog:
     2019 Woodworking Show Story/Report

Hope to see you Saturday for the Toy Workshop and Monday for the General Meeting!  Bob B
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Temperature at Game Time:  72 degrees F!

Items Discussed tonight for June 2019:

1.    Extracurricular Event:  June 1st – Shop Tour – Spearfish – Larry Kellogg’s 10 am
2. Tool Sale:  Saturday June 8th, 2019 at Wes Murphys – 7 am
3. General Meeting:  June 10th, 2019 at 7 pm at 910 Wood Ave
4.     June Toy Workshops  - June 15th and 29th (note the new dates!!!)
5.     Kenadi Karnival Fundraiser:  June 22nd, 2019 at Spearfish – 9 am
6.    Tour of the BHRR Society club room and trains - date and time will be announced.


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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Toy Workshop 5-11-2019 (TWS 2019-08)

Toy Workshop:  May 11th, 2019 from 9 to noon at CFB
Temperature at game time:  40 degrees F, overcast, rainy

Attendees (20):  Tony, Lon, Danny, Jim, Ken, Darwin, Lauree, Rollie, Harold, Ed, Gloria, Julian, Bel, Paul, Harley, Mary Jo, Kathie, Bob , Frank and Jerry N.

Activities today:

     Hand Sanding after sealing:  thin fire trucks, tow-mater trucks, delivery trucks, and love bugs.  Mary Jo, Gloria, Kathie

     Installing wheels:  Julian, Paul, Harley, Bel, Lauree

     Drilling axle holes and windows:  Tony, Jim, Ken, Danny, Jerry N

     Sanding with disc sander:  puppy ears, Tony

     Bandsawing toys to shape:  Frank

     Scrollsawing toys to shape:  Ed and Darwin

Results today:

     Toys completed, packed and send to inventory: 75
          Ken transported the completed toys to Rick's Shop after the workshop.
     Total Toys in inventory to date: 195
     Lon returned a box of 100+ love bugs ready to be sealed.
     Jim Burke brought in a box of 100+ Give away vans, ready to go.

Notes:
     Green 1" sander at CFB blows the GFI Breaker when turned on
     Bandsaw blade broke - and was the last one available.
     Supply shortage today - axles pegs - one box of toys remains ready for axles.  Paul has 6 bags of 1000 pegs and spray paint, so will be filling in the gap before the next workshop.











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