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Project by LittlePaw posted 02-06-2010 08:16 PM 1942 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this for my grand kids, and even before it is finished, they wanted to play with it. So i’d take the unpainted cubes aside and let them play with the dried cubes. Every few minutes one of them would shout out, “Look, Grandpaw . . . ” After that, even the grown ups got into it! They are sooooo happy and proud for what they created! I’m glad I started it… now if I can only get to finished it! Oh, I tried to post this as an unfinished project, but it bumped me to Blogs and I got lost. Sorry. 8-}

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 08:23 PM

A great project to keep em busy good job.


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#3 posted 02-06-2010 09:58 PM

Cool project. I like the idea a lot. What type of wood did you use?


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#4 posted 02-06-2010 10:00 PM

good job, must be tough painting all those blocks.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 10:17 PM

Great idea!! I’m stealing it!! :-)) you should not have put it on here if you didn’t want it up for grabs.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 11:43 PM

really nice… I see single cubes and then some doubled “cubes” Would those be uncut? Like, paint a strip of square wood and then cut into cube? 100 cubes if I counted right? Looks a little tedious, but it ends with a great result.

well done, I can see the kids having fun…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 12:17 AM

I’l try to reply everyone’s Q’s all at once, Okay?
Wood used – scrap 2×4’s
Yah, painting them is the tedious one ; that’s why I’m not done yet
Help yourself – I can’t claim original idea on this; it’s been out too long!
The one I saw originally didn’t have the double cubes; I added those just for variety. I thought about making a set the size of a full cart-table and put legs on it, with a top for paying cards, etc. But the thought didn’t last long cuz of the amount of work involved – repetitious, tedious and I think I’d give up after this set!
Thanx for viewing and for all the nice comments.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#8 posted 02-07-2010 07:53 AM

neat idea but time consuming
well worth it when the kids are around

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#9 posted 01-23-2012 09:56 PM

Ain’t that somthin?

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