By that I mean Toys For Tots. 2014 was my first year hosting a workshop for the worthwhile charity. (Last year’s blog is HERE.) We do this under the auspices of the Triangle Woodworkers Association with labor provided by my friends at the Hillsborough-Orange Woodworkers.
We built toys again this year. I just finished the last toy about an hour ag0. I don’t have to deliver them until tonight at 6:30. This year we had a somewhat truncated workshop schedule. Last year we had a few work sessions on Saturdays. This year we celebrated my wife’s brief and unsuccessful attempt at retirement and were not home most weekends from September on. There was a mini session last Tuesday and three Monday night sessions. I ended up doing much of the work myself. This is not to minimize the contribution of others. I couldn’t have done it without them.
And this is the fruit of our labors:
The hippos and the bulldozers are the same as last year. To keep it interesting for us, I came up with two new piece. I handed Ed Brant a picture from a folk art museum, a quadrille pad and a 7″ block of 2X4 and he came up with this:
I came up with the truck that is loosely based on a small toy I found at a craft shop:
Mistakes were made:
I would like to thank the TWA/HOW members who participated in one or more workshops.
* Members of TWA and HOW
Here is another view of all working.