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Here is a first toy for my niece .. for me it looks quite easy to make, and then when I actually make it.. it require quite some accuracy in drilling those holes.. similar to making multiple rows of dowel joint(!), this depends on how much gap between each dowel rods and their matching holes inside diameter. Apart from that, safety standard (physical and non-toxic ingredients) has to be studied too…

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Nice looking toy…I wonder if a person could "stack drill" those the same way we stack cut on a scroll saw?
 

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Stack drill + alignment fences + good clamping should be better, but I guess that the base has to be drilled seperately, as the dowel rod size is a little smaller than holes on the movable pieces. emm, stack drill through all pieces + base, then expand the holes in movable pieces later (should be easier, and solve human error in drilling too….I will try this next time :)))). Anyway, I have no drill stand, so I only use drilling jig this time, I drilled before cutting any pieces, hehee, learn from the hard way :p Thanks.
 

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That is neat. I may try something like it with the stacked drill suggestion.
 

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The dowel rod that I use is 7/16" in diameter, while the hole in the base is 1/2". Either smaller dowel rod, or bigger hole = more gap between them = more gap for error in drilling too :)))
 

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Fun and educational toy! Colorful and attractive shapes. Little kids will love this.
 

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I can not take any credit though, as I just look at a picture of a commercial toy, then I think that I should be able to learn something from making it, then I start to make it :) This is the first time that I also learn acrylic painting on wood toooo..
 
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