Simple gift for a one-year-old

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Project by ChrisinOttawa posted 03-22-2010 02:14 AM 2486 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My nephew, Peter, turned one today. I quickly made this set of blocks from a scrap piece of big leaf maple. It’s soft and easy to carve with a chip carving knife. I set up a fence with stops on the router do do the grooves and another fence on the drill press to drill 3/8” holes in the center of the block’s other 5 sides. I cut tapered plugs from scrapes of dark wood I had. Flush cut and planed. I put a 6mm mother-of-pearl dot in one plug. Nontoxic buffed wax finish. Hopefully something he’ll keep as a memento.

-- Chirs in Ottawa

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 02:55 AM

Very nice set of blocks. Job well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 02:56 AM

Cool Chris. That turned out great. Good work.

I may have to try that sometime.

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 04:13 AM

very good work!

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

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 02:41 PM

they are realy cool
thankĀ“s for sharing


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#5 posted 03-22-2010 09:16 PM

very nice, I like anything thats chip carved!

well done

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#6 posted 03-22-2010 11:38 PM

Chris – another exquisite work of art for our family to treasure.
Lucky us!

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#7 posted 05-03-2010 08:13 AM

Very nice.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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