|Project by Karson||posted 12-05-2010 12:58 AM||3351 views||9 times favorited||47 comments|
Today Dec 4, 2010 was our toy giveaway day for the Mason Dixon Woodworkers. We worked for the last 50 weeks making toys for today.
We had somewhere between 1200-1300 toys that were available for distribution. Twenty Five organizations were invited to come and pick up some toys for the families that they support.
16 different groups arrived over the course of the morning and we will contact the missing in action for them to try again. We had a representative from the Community Foundation organization and had a picture taken with them with an over sized check for $3500.00 that they contributed to our organization for the coming year. We have also received a $1000.00 from the Gannet publishing as a contribution to us also. We will meet with them on Monday for the picture.
A little over 1/2 half of the toys were distributed. We are already working on two new toys for the coming year.
Here are some pictures of the tables out front of our shop. We try to make 110 of each toy so that about 4 are available for each organization.
The first is a toy I made in my shop and it’s a 1920’s Reo made with Genuine Mahogany and Sapele.
The second is an airplane made with Popular and Sapele Accents on the racing strip, the engine cowl. wings and wheel carriage. The propeller is teak
The third is a puzzle. It’s all assembled so you can see the color matches required. Behind it is a base with two dowels that you can store the eight pieces. We painted the dots with a paint pencil.
The 4th picture is an all Sapele antique truck. This is the second time we’ve built this toy. The first time was made with all cherry and walnut wheels.
The 5th picture is a doll bed with Sapele Posts and rails with Cherry head and foot boards. It was finished with Generals wipe on Gell polly topcoat. The blankets were knitted by a local knitting club that meets at the library.
The sixth is what we call a lawnmower. It is a cage with about 14 wooden balls inside that rattle around and make parents go hyper.
This is our ferry boat and cars, with a ramp for driving the cars onto the ferry. It’s made with pine 2X8 resawn to 1” thick, 1/4” resawn pine 2X10 and Sapele. It has wheels on the bottom for rolling around on the floor.
This is our rocking chair and doll. It is made with Poplar lumber.
This is our coloring book holder for books and crayons. We include dolls with all toys and the blankets, mattresses and pillows on the beds and dolls in the chairs. We include coloring books and crayons in the carriers. The 25 cent crayon on Walmart back to school specials make this effort more reasonable. It is made with pine and Sapele.
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