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Toy Giveaway Day 2010

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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.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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Chip

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#1 posted 1335 days ago

Unbelievable Karson. If anyone doubts that Santa and his elves really exist, they need to see this post. Great effort and amazing results… you and your group are to be commended. Well done.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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GMman

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#2 posted 1335 days ago

Karson that is some nice of you doing that it takes a good hearted person for that, you’re going to make some kids very very happy.

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Karson

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#3 posted 1335 days ago

Thanks Guys. We do have fun. Two of us are working a Santa’s Workshop where we will be sanding parts while kids greet Santa. We will have a display of the toys we made.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1335 days ago

karson this is such a noble and kind thing to be a part of, this is just wonderful and you do a wonderful job being a part of lumber jocks and showing what can be done by a group of willing wood workers…my hat is off to you and your fellow wood workers…i cant imagine the happiness that has come to the children who were a part of this…congrats buddy…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1335 days ago

I thought from the other blogs you and your gang do an encredible job there
this is just conferming my thoughts

thank´s for sharing and the reminder of helping people were you can nomatter how little it is

Dennis

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Pimzedd

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#6 posted 1335 days ago

Congrats Karson. Well done to you and your group.

I work with a similar group in the Dallas area. I know when my back starts to ache, I just think about the kids and it keeps me going.

Yes there is a Santa.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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canadianchips

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#7 posted 1335 days ago

WOW. This kind of stuff is great to see. Kind of makes me feel like I need to go help SOMEONE SOMEWHERE !
Thanks for the motivation !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 1335 days ago

((applauding … standing “o”))
bravo to all of your group(s) ....... you warm my heart.
bless you

Merry Christmas Little Ones.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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patron

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#9 posted 1335 days ago

my hat is off to you too
and all the ‘elves’

this is so kind
some joy for all

thank you all
for your careing hearts

bless you in these holidays

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 1335 days ago

Karson, you my friend are a wonderful person, with a very giving heart.

God bless you and your group!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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DragonLady

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#11 posted 1335 days ago

that is an army of toys!

and these toys will last so much longer than any plastic throwaway toy they’ll get this year. wonderful job

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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juniorjock

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#12 posted 1335 days ago

You guys are special Karson, very special. We need more people like you and your buds. Thanks for the post.
- JJ

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degoose

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#13 posted 1335 days ago

You done good Kid.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 1335 days ago

An amazing result Karson. Good on you buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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mmh

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#15 posted 1335 days ago

WOW! How very cool and fun! I love the antique cars, trucks, airplanes, and that ferry w/ cars is superb and even the mowers. I’m not a doll lover but those are all quite adorable. I’m sure the kids will love and cherish these toys! It’s so nice to see playthings made of wood and not plastic.

Ummm, how old do you have to be to participate???

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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