|Project by Coxy23||posted 03-06-2015 08:50 PM||1687 views||9 times favorited||4 comments|
I have been looking at Lumberjocks for a while but just decided to join and post some pictures.
I think every child should have a set of blocks…and who better to build them than grampa?
These are solid cherry (off fall from building raised panel interior doors), except the round columns…they are simple poplar dowel.
They are truly “unit” blocks…a single unit block is 1 3/8 X 2 3/4 X 5 1/2 (1:2:4 ratio). There are then half units, double units, bridges, various triangles, columns, and pillars…78 pieces in all and all using the standard dimensions.
All blocks were routed on all edges with 1/4 round over bit, sanded with a random orbital sander and then by hand as needed to remove any scratches or anything resembling a sharp point. The finish is completely safe…beeswax melted into mineral oil (1:4 ratio) and then rubbed in by hand and buffed.
The storage wagon is 3/4 mdf with cherry corners and top edges…all surfaces received the same treatment as the blocks. The wagon sits on four swivel casters recessed into the false bottom so as not to show. The simple rope pull makes for easy transportation.
Honestly, I have more time in them than I would like to admit, but I hope 18 month old Ellie likes them.
Thanks for looking.