Tonight Nov 15, 2007 The Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club held it’s Holiday Banquet. We even invite the wives, children and significant others. And for some of the older members their chauffeurs.
We had 52 people present, and 4 of them are LumberJocks.
I keep trying to get more of them to sign up, but you know how old fogies are “Non Computer Literate” Our president owns a computer but no Internet. Our Vice President doesn’t even own a computer or cell phone.
You can see the Indoor and Outdoor Table door prizes that I made for the banquet on the back table. I made 3 for the banquet. One was made from mahogany and two from Cypress.
We present the toys that are made with our “Toys for Christmas” program.
Here is a picture of our toy table.
We have 14 styles of toys this year.
A closer look.
Front left. Our caterpillar from Wood magazine this year. 73 pieces for 105 Caterpillar equal 10,315 pieces some of them have 5 drill spots per piece, the face has 8. Still assembling these and still gluing wheels and antenna.
Rocking chair and doll. We make the chair and purchase the doll. Some leftover from previous year.
Lawn Mower 17 dowels, 10 balls , 2 plates and misc jointing pieces. made 105 for current year.
Coloring book and crayon carrier 18 from previous year.
Clock 105 for this year. 105 for this year.
Race car Cherry and maple or Mahogany and maple 60 made. Made by a member in his shop.
School Desk 20 made by the same member in his shop.
Mini VW Beetle 500 made by a club member a few years ago still have 250 left.
Ring toss Use rope and shrink tubing to join the ends. 4 different color shrink tubing. Made 105 for this year.
Train bank. Use handrail for the engine white pine for everything else made 110 for this year. The chimney and whistle bought from supply house. A circle sanding jig was posted on this item.
Flipper toys. I posted a project on them a few days ago Made 100.
Train with colored blocks from a previous year about 10 for this year.
Our Stake body truck. A lot of work 54 pieces per each truck. 105 made. We spent about 3 months making this truck. All cherry except for walnut wheels I cut the wheels, made the walnut dowel for the axles, a cherry dowel for the headlights. A lot of gluing using cloths pins to hold the pieces together.
Baby Cradle. Currently under construction. We can glue about 6-8 per day. We have 6 more to go. 22 more to stain. 44 to put the rockers on. Will have 95 when done. A few more bad pieces when being made. The ladies made the mattress, cover, pillow and we purchase the dolls.
We expect to have over 1200 toys for this year.
18 Charities come on the first sat in December to pick up the toy. They distribute them to their families.
Dec 5 we start again for year 2008, making toys.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †