Sorry about the delay in posting this tutorial of the series. I ran into some technical difficulties… which is another way of saying I sometimes have the attention span of a gnat and messed things up the first time around. Speaking of messing things up, I’ve injured my knee and have to stay off my feet for a few days. I am only on day two and already going crazy. All in all, it looks a good time for going on with this toot toot tootorial series. —...
I made the trek to my wood supplier that gives us free scrap wood for our Toy Making outreach at the Mason Dixon Woodworkers. These toys are given to underprivledged children at Christmas time. We usually make about 1300 or so toys each year. This is my catch from the past week. Approx 200 BD ft of Honduras Mahogany. A lot of it is 10/4 square and 30 to 35” long. I can get all of the wood that is less than 36” long. I’m also going through his cuttoff bin and taking all Sa...
This is the picture of me presenting a gift of Appreciation to the Sussex County Council, DE this morning Dec 7, 2010 for their contribution of $500.00 for our toy making outreach to the children of Sussex County. Facebook Page Photo and description. The Mason-Dixon Woodworkers group of Delmar presented Sussex County Council with a 1920s hand-carved REO Speed Wagon, a token of appreciation, at the Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, meeting. Karson Morrison of the group thanked County Council...
Anyone know Japanese? These are from YouTube user kinohaguruma, and they’re a young child’s dream come true. These are the kinds of things I always wanted to build out of wood growing up, and still do, but I also recognize the monumental effort required now. I chose 3 of them for the post here, each getting more complex and awesome, but there are more at the link above.
Yesterday Dec 6, 2008 was our toy give away day for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club. These are the toys that we made in 2008. Approximately 1300 toys were made and given away. They were given to Charities in the area for them to give to their recipients. A local newspaper reporter Dan Shortridge and Photographer Gary Emeigh were present to record the day. I’ll post other pictures but here is a link to the Newspaper Article Click on the related articles to see the print article. ...
The Mason Dixon Woodworkers bought some popular lumber from a local sawmill operator. We picked up the wood and it was stored in our material storage building. As we started to use it I noticed that a lot of the boards had spalting but even stranger it had some mineral streaks that were pink. I’ve never seen pink before. We were cutting some of the planks today and this is a cut-off piece that I plan to use to make a few pen blanks. On one side of the board it seems tha...
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The Mason Dixon Woodworkers Club, that I’m the current President, were written up in the newspaper this last weekend. We were the Elves of Christmas. Here are some of the pictures that were taken of that toys that were made for this years distribution. About 1200 toys were made during 2010, They will be distributed on December 4th to about 25 different charities for them to distribute to families with children that have needs. The article The Pictures Thanks Karson
I was chatting in a message to A1Jim and telling about the work that I did today and I got to thinking about something that has come up in making our toys. The newspaper article this year brought a new person who wanted to volunteer on helping make toys. But, he has a full time job and is not retired so he wanted to do it at his home in nights and weekends. So it was agreed that he would help up make our Lincoln Log Cabin toy. This requires about 5,000 ft of 3/4 square stock. We are mak...
Our toy making operation was published in the newspaper again. It seems that the article was published in Delaware Wave on December 17, 2008, Delaware Coast Press in December 18, 2008 and in the Daily Times in December 23, 2008 It is truly an honor to be a part of this group of dedicated workers who meet each Wed of the year to make toys for kids. They are distributed to different charities in the area for their distribution to the children of their client families. We make about 120...
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