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Had a little fun using my new crosscut sled. Though about staining but I like the wooden look.
Without finishing how will they age?What can I do to make these still good for my grandchildren while avoiding anything toxic?
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#1 posted 04-06-2012 05:58 PM
If it was me, I would give them a good shellacking! (It is FDA approved)
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#2 posted 04-06-2012 07:39 PM
I agree with Paul but I would use shellac,
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#3 posted 04-06-2012 07:51 PM
I remember this from my childhood: The blocks need to be dimensioned so they are multiples of a common dimension. For example, the width needs to be twice the thickness and length 4 times the thickness – and so forth. This enables the builder to combine multiple blocks in various ways without resulting in odd dimensions. Just a thought. I plan to make a set for friend’s child soon. Shellac would be good, but I recall the unfinished, stained blocks were the best to build with. Back then, I’m sure it was a lead-based stain. You’d have to check for toxicity of anything you use.
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#4 posted 10-19-2012 03:34 PM
The blocks my dad made for me as a kid were dimensioned as Moshup suggests, and they were easy to build with because of it. Also my blocks were not finished, just sanded and they held up fine.
-- I played with Legos as a kid and I never had the part I thought I needed, so I learned to improvise. Now I'm an engineer with a woodworking hobby.
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