Robson Ranch Woodworkers go global

Fred Ahrens and Rich Kurita at the CNC machine in the workshop.

The Robson Ranch Woodworkers have embarked on an exciting project to share some Texas culture with students from Japan and China. Late last year Katie Hintz, daughter of Robson Ranch resident Lynda Hall, approached the club with a request for assistance in providing unique gifts to a group of cultural exchange students sponsored by Southlake Sister Cities. The students from Tome City, Japan and Wuzhong District, China will stay with host families in Southlake this spring. As is tradition, gifts are exchanged, typically something unique that represents the host community. The woodworkers are hard at work completing wooden plagues in the shape of Texas and engraved with a star, “Southlake” and “made with love by Robson Ranch Woodworkers”. Each student will receive a plague and the mayors of Tome City and Wuzhong District will receive a larger inlaid plague. This project has provided an opportunity for both seasoned and novice woodworkers to share a little bit of Texas with Southlake’s Sister Cities.