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||Here is a free plan for an remarkably simple yet classic date display. The two cubes make
a perfect desk item to help you remember what day of the month it is.
It turns out that you can display all of the days of a month (one to thirty-one) with only
two blocks even though each of the blocks only has six faces. Read on to see how this works and
for additional ideas such as a month display. In this plan, we show you how to carve the numbers
into wood, but as described in the design considerations section at the end, you could also
paint or apply the numbers onto the blocks.
||Wood, finishing oil, and glue. A complete
material list is provided below.
||Table saw, sandpaper, clamps (if you are surfacing rough lumber, you will also need
a jointer and a surface planer).
A complete tool list is provided below.
||The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $1
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||If you enjoy making the small blocks required for this project, you may also be interested
in our block stack project. For a virtually
infinite calendar, check out our perpetual calendar.