January 2011

Blocks and building toys

In this first installment of my blocks and building toys series, here's a pair of classic boxed hardwood block sets in a similar style.

One set's pretty old, the other's getting there fast.

The smaller box is a recent acquisition from a dealer in California. The larger set is home-grown right here in North Carolina- more on that later.

Graphics and woodworking

The Playful Plans Blog will explore the design, history, fabrication and sharing of quality children's toys made primarily of wood. With a few detours, of course!

In this inaugural blog for my new website I want to celebrate the connection between graphic plans and the craft of woodworking.