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7/7/15 - camp Wawbeek day 3

Another busy day at camp Wawbeek. Our work continued on the train today, with even more hands on deck and people and things moving around. It's been tough making sure that everyone has a job and knows how to do it properly, but we've been making steady progress on the train cars still, so things are looking pretty good. The biggest pain has been the distance between the shop and the site, since the only way from one to the other is a ten minute drive by car.

Our daily circle-up before breakfast

Our daily circle-up before breakfast

 

on the plus side, the more we cut and measure things, the more guys on our team start to learn and use. People are really starting to shine with different tasks and tools. Overall, cuts are getting straighter, lines are getting more precise, and pieces are getting built faster. At this rate we'll have the train done in no time.

Me explaining to some of the guys how to build our frames

Me explaining to some of the guys how to build our frames

There just never seems to be enough cut lists Drawn out

There just never seems to be enough cut lists Drawn out

 

At my table during meals I've really started to get to know some of the campers well. At my table I sit with three guys; Ian, a very talkative, outgoing young man who loves meeting people and telling them about his day, Tyler, a super smart kid who loves books (particularly ones with movies made about them), and Maurice, a guy who is soft spoken, but loves High fives, hugs, and anything involving music.

 

I feel like I've found my niche here at camp Wawbeek and its already hard thinking about leaving on Friday. But at least I think I'll be able to leave knowing that I've done some good work and made some great friends this week.

- Ryker Belnap

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