Sunday, October 28, 2007

Santa's Workshop

Today, several of us from the woodworking club got together to make toys for underprivileged kids in our area that will be distributed by Volunteers of America at Christmastime. Each year, my club makes at least 75 cars and trucks. We'll put wheels on them next week and drill the "windows". Although very simple designs, the toys are given to very young kids and we're told they love them. The good part about these toys is they can really take a beating (they are 6 year old tested and approved). All wood is donated by a local lumberyard and the Woodcraft Store lets us use their woodworking shop to build the toys, so it's very much a team effort. (In the group photo, I'm the one on the right.)