“The end results are unbelievable. The wood toys approach the quality of collectible art and were created with common shop tools, materials and of course, skilled woodworkers.”
Below: This is the moment they’ve all worked so hard to reach.
The toys are ready for packaging and final inspection.
Careful planning and execution was evident even in the final stages of this incredible project. Labels were carefully prepared and printed with a description and title for each toy. The label folded in the middle to create a two-sided closure for the zip lock plastic bags.
The finished product has a professional look and feel that makes receiving the toy something really special.
Left: Paper cutters were used to make sure the finished printed custom labels had a professional look. The paper cutters also sped up the trimming process.
Above: The packaging team designed and created the labels prior to placing the finished toys into the plastic zip lockbags.
The finished and packaged toys were cartoned in rugged corrugate boxes for shipping.
Above: Every shipping carton was labeled with the origin, contents and destination. The cartons were sealed and stored for final delivery in October to the Atlanta Marines Toys for Tots Program.
Many of the toys created for the Atlanta Toys for Tots program were from the Snazzy Toys for Scrollsawers book.
This Toys for Tots wood toy project was planned and executed by volunteers from the Atlanta area’s Gwinnett Woodworkers Association guided by the vision and careful oversight of Sherman Francisco, a member of the Association. Sherman can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org