Cart of Blocks

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Project by Randy Sharp posted 10-10-2014 07:43 PM 3257 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The cart of blocks is a favorite toy among young children. It introduces them to shapes, colors and eye-hand coordination.

This project can easily be completed in a day. Pieces are cut from standard materials. In my case, pine and 3/4” plywood scraps left from other projects. I usually make 10-12 sets at a time.

So don’t make just one! While your machine is set up, cut enough parts for at least a half dozen. You’ll be glad you did, once you see how well received they are by mothers and grandmothers…and the children!

Click Here to get a free set of plans! (PDF)

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 11:27 PM

Cool little cart, like the classic toy look.

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 09:30 PM

I saw this on Steve’s site, too, and am planning to knock a few out this weekend for Christmas gifts. One thing I’m confused by, after watching the video 20-some times; are the actual blocks—save for the dowels—made from standard 2xX and 1xX dimensional lumber? Sadly, I don’t have a planer (may be picking up an old jointer tonight), so I don’t think I’ll be able to do the 1/2-inch pieces.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 09:39 PM

ajw – Yes, standard 1x material. 1×12’s will give you the least expensive cost. Lowe’s carries 1/2” thick material, but it might be a higher grade material. Because of the small amount it takes per cart, you should be A-OK!

I look forward to seeing your work!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#4 posted 10-15-2019 07:55 PM

Thanks for the idea and letting Steve demo on his channel. I’ve made 8 so far. I’m posting the six I just made to instagram later on. My handle there is Bosnski

Thanks again,
Ski of Snapjam Woodworks

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