Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Setup for the 11th Annual RCWA Woodworking Show - Friday 4-26-2019

Setup for the Woodworking Show

Members met at the Knecht Home Center from 4 pm to 6 pm on Friday April 26, 2019 to set the stage for the 11th Annual Rapid City Woodworkers Association (RCWA) Woodworking Show.

Rick Weisbeck was the coordinator/liaison with Knecht Home Center for the setup and subsequent Show.

A core group of Members planning to attend and participate assisted with the setup activities for the Show.  Here are some of the  participating members: 
Jerry and Patsy Hood, Mary Jo Anderson, Kathie and Bob Buchanan, Lauree and Darwin Buus, Rick Weisbeck, Cori Weisbeck, Ken and Carol Maron, Ed Pike, Gloria Pike, Ralph and Roberta Brethauer, Dennis Eliason, Julian Wigen, Harley Schmadeke, Paul Douglas, Mary and Grant Coffin, Al Oines, Danny and Mary Green, Jeff and Celi Albrecht, Lon and Vicky Gose, Rollie and Norma Lynde, Tony Verchio, John Wolf, Wes and Kathy Murphy, Jim and Linda Burke, Ethan Burke, Joan Bares, Ken and Ann Froelich, Keith Hoffman, and Dave Dittmer 

RCWA TRAVELING DISPLAY CASE - the case had been moved to the store early in April to help advertise the upcoming WW Show.

FRONT ENTRY TABLE - the tables near the entrance to the store included areas for the DOOR PRIZES, SIGN-IN, RAFFLE ITEMS, and SILENT AUCTION.
Door Prize Registration
Raffle Items
Raffle Winners
Silent Auction

TOY PROGRAM DISPLAY - tables were prepared with table cloths and made ready to set up areas for: 

CLUB DISPLAY – TRUCKS - near the middle of the store, three tables were placed to hold representative displays from each member.

OLD TOOLS DISPLAY - LON GOSE brought in three panels of old tools attached to boards for display during the show.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS’ DISPLAYS - tables were set up along aisles and walkways in the store to hold members individual displays.  Those planned to bring items for displaying on tables included:

Julian Wigen
Al Oines
Mary and Danny Green
Jim Burke
Rick Weisbeck
Cori Weisbeck
Bob Buchanan
Ed Pike
Darwin Buus
Grant Coffin
Jeff Albrecht
Tony Verchio
Jerry Hood
Rollie Lynde

DEMONSTRATIONS - areas/tables were set up to accomodate scrollsaws, lathes, CNC machines, toymaking apparatus, and a Target for the Gatling Gun

WOODTURNING - the woodturning demonstration area was between the two entry dooors.
WOODTURNING LATHE - set on a Grant Coffin built custom table.
DOUBLE POLE SPRING LATHE – set up by JEFF ALBRECHT - as a standalone unit.

SCROLLSAWING - tables were set up to accomodate 5 scrollsaws, a drill press, a laptop computer and printer, a bandsaw, and portable hand sanders.

TOYMAKING - 3 tables were set up to accommodate kids coloring delivery trucks, and presses to install wheels on the trucks.

COMPUTER NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED (CNC) ROUTER DEMONSTRATION - RICK WEISBECK placed his CNC router on a movable cart and  cleared an area in the shipping/receiving area for the demonstration.

GATLING GUN TARGET PRACTICE - was also set up in the shipping/receiving area.

An area was prepared for a short legged table for games for kids, including a double marble game, a double basketball game, a tabletop race track, wooden puzzles, a Giant Jenga game, a medium Jenga game, and a full blown 8' 3-track race track. 

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA

Sunday, April 28, 2019

TV SPOT - 11th Annual RCWA Woodworking Show. 4-27-2019

Here's a link to a local news story (38 Seconds) covering today's woodworking show:

Woodworking show hosted at Knecht Home Center

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Woodworkers Association held its 11th annual show at Knecht Home Center.

There were wooden cars, vases, bowls and more. Along with that, there were live wood turning demonstrations, scroll sawing, and computer controlled routers.

Children who attended were able to get their names carved in wood and keep them. They were also able to take a wooden car and color them.

“Just want to show the different types of things that can be done with wood and let Rapid City know that there is a group out here that does that,” said association president Bob Buchanan.

The association was founded in 2008 and accepts anyone who is interested in the craft. For more information, you can visit their website. 

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Field Trip - Forest Products Tour 4-24-2019

Fourteen members of the Rapid City Woodworkers Association were treated to a tour of the Forest Products Distributors Inc today from 10 am to noon by Quinten, Production Manager .  Attending were Richard, Patsy and Jerry, Al, John, Rick, Darwin, Danny and Mary, Steve Larson, Lon, Ken, Kathie and Bob.  

For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA

Friday, April 19, 2019

Scroll Saw Special Interest Group (SS SIG). 4-18-2019

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 (10) included:  Danny and Mary, Jerry, Keith, Ken, Rollie, Harley, Rick, Bob and Kathie.  

Activity at the April 18th gathering of the SS SIG was centered on assembling the parts for the Circus Wagon (Steve Good design) for the upcoming Woodworking Show planned for April 27th, 2019.  Other topics of discussion included individual progress being made on displays of Trucks for the Woodworking show, or Show and Tell.


For more information about the Woodworkers, click here:   RCWA