Building Blocks

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Project by lobro4 posted 02-08-2020 11:10 PM 733 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson needs blocks. It’s a requirement of young life, no? Not the most difficult thing to make but still fun. This may be the one project that you can tell your friends, “I can make it cheaper than you can buy it.” All you need is a base unit of measurement and the rest is easy. Mine was 1 1/4” thick. Thus 2 1/2”, 5” and 10” came into play. Made from hard maple. A light chamfer routed on all twelve edges. Oiled and given several days to cure. Put them in a basket and get them to their new owner!

-- Rock Chalk Jayhawk Go KU!!

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 01:52 AM

1.25 is probably a great size. For the little ones that still gnaw it’s probably too big to go into a mouth, for the bigger ones past that gnawing stage, about right to play with. Depending on the oil used it may be longer than a few days to cure. You want cured for food safe.

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 02:20 AM

Very nice, I think I want to make a set for myself

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 02:35 AM

NIcely done. They look nice and uniform.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 02-09-2020 07:22 AM

I had similar toys as a kid – best toys ever!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-09-2020 03:52 PM

Cool “retro” toy! nice work!

Sure will be nicer than Legos, especially when you step on one barefoot in the middle of the night 8^)

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