building blocks for my son

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Project by jjempson posted 03-21-2010 09:59 PM 2238 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i went to the local baby shop to find gifts and presents and i found some buillding blocks…. i nearly filled my nappie when i saw the cost…. hunted through many a bin at work and several days later this lot was produed. all sharp edges have been routed of and sanded.. no finish oil was put on…. dont really want my son compleely of his face on polish. also made a box for all the pieces to go in ( will up load the pics when i can find them).. ps the whole thing is a bit heavy

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 10:04 PM

that’s a mighty big pile of building blocks… I am sure there are hours of fun in that for both you and your child.

-- San Diego, CA

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 04:32 AM

Nice job, that’s is a great looking set of blocks

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 07:38 AM

Gorgeous!!! My dad made me a set of building blocks like that when I was a kid, instead of a box, he made me a little wooden truck that held the blocks. You and your son will love the blocks- they’ll get so much use and be a part of your family for years to come.

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 09:09 AM

very nice

-- Daniel -

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 09:27 AM

That’s a terrific use of scrap wood. Your son will have hours and hours of enjoyment and the blocks will allow him to be creative in his play. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 03-23-2010 02:16 AM

What a wonderful, yet simple toy. Grew up with a set like this and can’t wait to pass down this June. What types of wood do you have in there?

-- Mark DeSchepper -- The things I make may be for gifts for others, but making them is a gift to myself.

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#7 posted 03-24-2010 12:38 AM

just two types.. beach and sapele…but maple would be good… anything thight grain and wears well with baby teeth and slobber

-- jjempson

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 05:07 AM

very nice I used to love to play wid blocks and now I still love to play wid wood!

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 05:16 AM

Great idea, what’s next?...tinker toys?

-- "Most everything means nothing...except some things that mean everything"

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 12:13 PM

give me the plans steve and i see what i can do …:) i relish a chalange

-- jjempson

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