Because the solar got here up, George Chapman grabbed his keys. It was time to as soon as once more clear the storage.

“The vehicles get it at night time. I get it throughout the day,” he mentioned with a smile.

The Security Harbor man has been woodworking for 50 years. Nowadays, surrounded by tables he’s created, he spends his days punching holes in tiny vehicles.

“I used to be drilling holes in my sleep for months,” he mentioned.

Chapman is one in all 70 or so volunteers who work tirelessly to create toys from wooden for youths in Tampa Bay. Sometimes, the ToyMakers of East Lake group would collect for weekly work periods at a large facility in Palm Harbor. Resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, these days of mass-gatherings are over.

That doesn’t imply the work is halted.