Author: Bill Schuchat

Dedicated to the art of woodworking since 1984.

Letter from Ranken Jorden

Open Letter from Dr. Nick Holekamp Chief Medical Officer, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital March 26, 2020 How We Can All Save Lives Together Like many things in life, your actions today have ripple effects. You could save countless lives simply by staying home right now, as required by St. Louis City and County and…
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Mask Donations

Guild Members, I received an email with the following request for caregiver supplies. The link has specific information about N95 and other masks that we may have in our shops.  Please consider such a donation if you have some of these supplies in your inventory. Bill Schuchat From: David Rogers <David.Rogers@bjc.org> To: cotterboatworks@aol.com<cotterboatworks@aol.com> Sent: Thu,…
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Toy Pattern: Model T Truck

Tools Band Saw Table Saw Sanders – Orbital and band Drill Press Drill Press Vice or Wooden Handscrew Clamp Drill Bits 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ (5/16″ bit needs to be long enough to cut through 3-3/4″ board Forstner Bit 1″ Hole Saws 1-1/4″m 2″, 2-1/2″ or close to these sizes Small Clamps Glue Sand paper or…
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Box Criteria and Sizes for the Toy Program

The Toy Committee has posted lots of drawings of toys for the Guild to use in support of the toy program but has not provided similar information for the boxes that we have been furnishing to the Adoption agency. As a first step in addressing this, the Toy Committee is offering the following suggestions for…
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Project Plan: Fire Truck Toy Box

This project is made from a set of copyrighted plans available from Meisel Hardware Specialities. Contact Meisel for plans and available hardware. Contact Information Phone 1-800-441-9870 Website: www.meiselwoodhobby.com

Toy Pattern: Grader 1

Tools Band Saw or Scroll saw Sanders – Disc, Belt and Orbital Spindle Router with 1/4″ & 1/8″ round-over bits Drill Press Sand paper or emery boards Material 2×4 wood for body 1/2” thick wood for blade 1/4″ & 3/8″ dowels 3/8″ dowel caps 1-1/4″ wheels from the Toy Committee Instructions Make full size patterns…
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Toy Pattern: Horse Kit

This toy pattern includes a multi-page PDF. Please be sure to download and print the attached toy pattern at the bottom of this page along with these instructions. Tools Band or Scroll saw Sanders – Disc, Belt, and spindle sanders Router with 1/8″ or 1/4″ round over bit Drill with 1/16″ or 1/8″ bit Sand…
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Toy Pattern: Humming Bird

Tools Band or Scroll saw Sanders – Disc, Belt, and spindle sanders Router with 1/8″ or 1/4″ round over bit Drill with 1/16″ or 1/8″ bit Sand paper Material 3/4″ solid wood 1/8″ and 1/4″ plywood or hardboard Instructions Make pattern from print of Humming Bird parts by gluing to a piece of cardboard. Cut…
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Toy Pattern: Mouse

Tools Band or Scroll saw Sanders – Disc, Belt, and spindle sanders Router with 1/8″ or 1/4″ round over bit Drill Press Sand paper Material 1″ solid wood 1/16″ plywood or hardboard fpr ears 1/8″ rope or leather for tail Instructions Make pattern from print of Mouse parts by gluing to a piece of cardboard.…
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Toy Pattern: Mardi Gras Mask

Tools Band or Scroll saw Sanders – Disc, Belt, and spindle sanders Router with 1/8″ round over bit Drill Press Sand paper Material 3/16″ plywood or hardboard Instructions Make pattern from print of Mardi Gras Mask by gluing to a piece of cardboard or hardboard. Cut pattern to shape. Draw shape on wood surface and…
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