Blocks for Dax

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Blocks for Dax

Grandson of a good friend is nearly two years old. He needs a set of blocks.

Honduran Mahogany

Indiana Walnut

Tennessee Hard Maple

Georgia Fir

Carpathian Elm Burl on Baltic Birch

Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Suggested Activities:
  • Sort and group
  • Stack and knock down
  • Clap together, with a beat
  • Build a road
  • Build a tower, tall
  • Build a house
  • Build a corral
  • Build a castle, strong
  • Build a bridge
  • Build a cascading knock down series
    (dominos style)
  • Count and compare groups
  • Arrange in artistic patterns
  • Learn the shape names
  • Learn to identify; lookup picture in chart
  • Learn their names; big words
  • Give them nicknames

Info: Finish is Howard Butcher Block Conditioner

Put them in a burlap bag and they are ready for delivery.

Thanks for any comments

-- MrLaughingbrook

14 comments so far

View EarlS's profile


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#1 posted 01-23-2022 10:23 PM

Great gift.

Reminds me of when my daughter was that age. She would sit in the shop and play with the pieces of scrap wood.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

View Eric's profile


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#2 posted 01-23-2022 10:24 PM

Kids always love blocks, and I am sure he will to.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#3 posted 01-23-2022 10:59 PM

probably the nicest set of building blocks any kid ever had.great gift laughingbrook.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 01-23-2022 11:43 PM

Nice gift.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 01-24-2022 12:10 AM

Great gift – those will surely keep a youngster busy for quite a while

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

View BB1's profile


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#6 posted 01-24-2022 02:40 AM

Play and learn! Neat to have all the different shapes, sizes, and types of wood.

View swirt's profile


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#7 posted 01-24-2022 02:55 AM

That is a great set with awesome variations.

-- Galootish log blog,

View Ivan's profile


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#8 posted 01-24-2022 07:37 AM

Best toys ever!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 01-24-2022 09:38 AM

That is a great gift.

The kid will be a genius. Great learning toy.

Well done!

-- Petey

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#10 posted 01-24-2022 05:54 PM

Much better than legos.

My two youngest grandsons only want the $200+ lego sets. But they do reconstruct their own design with them later. So get ready for that….

Many years ago I made two nephews a set of Lincoln log type blocks which they used for a long time. There were enough to fill a 30 gallon can (unstacked).

-- Les B, Oregon

View Eric's profile


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#11 posted 01-24-2022 10:00 PM

Les, a 30 gallon can. That is a lot of Lincoln Logs, must have taken awhile to make all of those. I have thought about.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#12 posted 01-25-2022 01:27 AM

Les, a 30 gallon can. That is a lot of Lincoln Logs, must have taken awhile to make all of those. I have thought about.

- Eric

You note I said “unstacked” which meant just thrown in the can the way most kids like to put things away…or shove them under the bed. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

View Grizz01's profile


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#13 posted 01-25-2022 02:29 AM

Those are great. make some triangles and bridge spans for him to go along with these.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

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#14 posted 01-25-2022 07:41 AM

Great idea!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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