|Project by adrianpglover||posted 04-21-2014 12:27 PM||956 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
My latest fully complete project.
This is a simple stacking tower toy that I made for my 10 month old daughter. Most everything I build is either to replicate the style of something else or to use a plan, so the design is from the plans shown in “Making Toys that Teach” by Les Neufield, which my wife picked out at Rockler some months back and said “build this”.
The horizontal blocks are made of 3/4 red oak. The pillar is maple. Finished in tung oil.
I don’t have any more pictures than this, because my daughter has been playing with it ever since. I supposed I should say, gnawing on it ever since.
The most interesting part of this project has been trying to explain it to my coworkers. Most of them don’t have children, are electrical engineers or programmers, in their mid to late 20s, and don’t know what a “stacking tower toy is”. The default explanation I had to give them was that it’s a single tower in the “Towers of Hanoi” and then they got it. At church, it was just the opposite. It is quite interesting to see how our past experiences change how we have to describe things to others.