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Project by Woodbridge posted 11-29-2020 11:03 PM 635 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our grandson turned one year old in November For his first birthday, I made an assortment of 84 maple blocks in various shapes. The smallest blocks are 45 mm cubes. All the other blocks are multiples of 45mm. I also made a dovetailed crate to hold the blocks out of an old piece of pine shelving. The crate is embellished with some relief carving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario





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#1 posted 11-29-2020 11:09 PM

Fantastic job Peter.
Edwin will enjoy them for a lifetime.
You should be very proud making such a would toy.

-- CC, King City, Ontario

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#2 posted 11-29-2020 11:16 PM

Thanks CC

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 11-29-2020 11:52 PM

Great project, to be charished for years to come. Great idea. What did you use for a finish?

I might have to used your idea for my grandson.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 11-30-2020 12:25 AM

Eric. Thanks The finish is Osmo Polyx finish which is safe for toys Shellac on the crate.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 11-30-2020 01:24 AM

Nice one Peter. The carving is superb. Lettering isn’t easy and the figure is great too.
All in all a great idea.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 11-30-2020 01:29 AM

Thanks Paul.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 11-30-2020 02:28 AM

What a fantastic birthday present to make for your grandson Peter! It speaks 100% love grampa!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#8 posted 11-30-2020 03:31 AM

Thanks so much Elaine.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 11-30-2020 03:59 AM

What a cute gift – and one that will allow him to use his imagination to build…well, whatever he wants! That carving is amazing to me – really sets this apart as a one of a kind. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 11-30-2020 02:47 PM

Generations of love is what you have there. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 11-30-2020 03:05 PM

Well done! The grandson should have lots of fun with this, and could hand it down to a grandson. Nice carving, too!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 11-30-2020 03:38 PM

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. I hope he has fun with these blocks for many years.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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