Shape Sorting Toy

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Project by SplashMaster posted 01-05-2019 03:28 PM 675 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my nephew turning 1 earlier in 2018 I wanted to make this Shape Sorter.
It was a bit of a challenge making test pieces to make sure the shapes only went through the right holes and turning all the cage spindle was a bit repetitive, however seeing it a come together was a joy. I made it 8” X 8” witch may be some what large as it is on the heavy side. The blocks are extracted from the cage via an opening made with two shot cage spindles in the back. The top, bottom, and blocks are Red Oak and the cage spindles are maple.
Another fun build in the bag (or cage…)
Thanks for checking it out,

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#1 posted 01-05-2019 03:31 PM

this is a very cute idea and also a great learning tool GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 01-05-2019 05:43 PM

My grandkids sure loved to play with a purchased version of these so I am sure that your nephew will love it too and, yours will probably last longer as an heirloom.
Nice job nice project!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 01-05-2019 06:54 PM

Nice toys you are making…very educational.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-05-2019 08:50 PM

Great build. I made one with solid sides a few years ago for one of our Granddaughters. Mine had cut outs on the sides and the top was made to lift off. I like your design.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 01-05-2019 10:48 PM

That’s an excellent educational toy… lots of fun and learning while the little bloke plays, well done Matt.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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