Some wooden blocks, for my boy

Some blocks I made for my boy’s first birthday.

I milled these myself from local mesquite logs. The lumber was waste from trimming my wife’s parents’ tree in their backyard.

I cut the blocks to show off accents of the lighter sapwood. I smoothed all faces, chamfered edges and broke corners on the belt sander, then finished the surfaces with several applications of olive oil, followed by beeswax applied with heat and hand rubbed clean. This is my favorite treatment for both wood and leather.

I think they came out pretty nice.

There are 24 blocks in this set; a similar, but still one-of-a-kind, set would cost $80.