News and happenings from Robson Ranch Woodworkers

Current box making class

The Robson Ranch Woodworkers have been busy in the past months completing a number of projects and training new and seasoned members in safety and tools.

The project to provide 25 wooden plaques to Katie Hintz with the Southlake Sister Cities for their student exchange program is now complete. The plaques in the shape of Texas and engraved with a star, “Southlake” and “made with love by Robson Ranch Woodworkers” will provide a unique gift for the Southlake host families to present to students from Tome City, Japan and Wuzhong District, China. Kathy Dial and Robert Zimmerman handed off the plaques to Katie Hintz earlier this month.

With our growing community there are more and more woodworkers joining the club. Each new member goes through a safety training program and is encouraged to ‘make a box’ for the young patients at Cook’s Children Hospital. Participating in this project allows new members to team with an experienced woodworker and to become familiar with the various tools and resources available in the shop.

Do you have a piece of furniture that needs a little tender loving care? The woodshop may be able to help. The club offers repair services to the community and has successfully rescued many a family heirloom. Club members also have items on display in the window outside the shop demonstrating many types of wood crafts available for sale. The proceeds from these projects help fund the ongoing operation of the woodshop.