|Project by mls||posted 10-26-2014 01:48 PM||1754 views||6 times favorited||3 comments|
I was blessed with a new grandbaby earlier in the year – our first. So I wanted to make one of those baby blocks that shows the date of birth and other details. But most of the ones on the net seem to be using a solid wood block so you end up with end grain on two sides. This one was a little more tedious to build with the solid raised panel in each side. I used the panel spacers to keep the panel from moving and to keep it centered yet still allow it to move as the wood moved. I used maple as the primary wood – planed down to 1/2 inch thick. The reinforcement splines are from walnut. I had it lasor etched with the details. The color of the etching goes well with the walnut accent splines. I didn’t know it at the time, but they can scan in your signiture and etch your personal signature on the bottom which is a neat idea. Hopefully, it will be a treasured gift – especially since “paw paw” made it.
-- Mike, Missouri ---Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson---