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Project by Elizabeth posted 11-26-2012 03:12 AM 1172 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this out of maple as a Christmas gift for my four year old nephew. It’s from the book Wooden Puzzles: Thirty-one Favorite Puzzles and Patterns . The idea is to rearrange the letters to build as many words as you can. I plan to make additional letters to send to him later, to expand the number of words he can make.

The dowels are cherry and the finish is danish oil. I may need to put another coat on as some of the curves on the tops of the c, e and a are looking slightly dry in some light.

The fit of the dowels in the base’s holes is quite tight but I think he can manage it and it may loosen up over time. If he finds it hard to put them in, then he can build the words on a tabletop and use the base for storage.





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albachippie

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#1 posted 11-26-2012 10:14 AM

Nicely done. Quite sure he’ll love that game.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#2 posted 11-26-2012 10:15 AM

Nicely done. Quite sure he’ll love that game.

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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#3 posted 11-26-2012 12:54 PM

A great learning tool….very nicely done…I’ll keep this in mind

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 01:51 PM

Looks Nice!! Elizabeth. Cool little puzzle!
Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 11-26-2012 03:35 PM

That’s a great gift, I’m sure he’d like the letters to make his name as well!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#6 posted 11-26-2012 03:42 PM

Good for provoking thought. We need more of that for kids now.

Good job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 11-26-2012 08:34 PM

Fortunately he’s got a short name Julie; I’ll be able to do that with just two more letters!

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#8 posted 11-27-2012 01:22 PM

That is so neat Elizabeth, what a great learning tool and an attention getter.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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