Alphabet Blocks

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Project by Marc posted 1573 days ago 1287 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When my sister was pregnant with her first child a few years ago, I decided to make her and her new baby a gift. I had just started woodworking as a hobby so my skills and tools were pretty limited but I came up with the idea for these alphabet blocks and figured that they were something I could make. I enjoyed making them, but man they took a lot longer to complete than I expected!

If I remember correctly, the only tools I used were a miter box and a hand saw along with a router and lettering template. The wood was some lengths of laminated 3×3 ash that I found at Home Depot which I chose because it was pretty light weight (just in case someone decided that throwing blocks was fun). I also rounded off all of the corners and edges and chose a non toxic finish for safety (just in case someone decided that eating blocks was fun).

Anyway, I just thought I would share these with everyone here. Enjoy!

-- Marc,

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#1 posted 1573 days ago

Nice looking blocks,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1572 days ago

Very well done. A great gift.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 1572 days ago

very nicely done! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#4 posted 1572 days ago

Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments. :-)

-- Marc,

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#5 posted 1563 days ago

very well done uncle
better than those to buy


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