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Old 03-14-2020, 07:22 PM   #1  
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I’ve taken a lot of my rubber stamps off the wooden blocks to use in my Stamperatus. Now I have all these beautiful wooden blocks. Any ideas for how to repurpose them?
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:52 PM   #2  
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I painted some of them, in various sizes, and my grandkids use them as they would any other building blocks - stacking, making trains, sorting...
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After unmounting the rubber I keep some to the inspirational blocks and set them around among my other crafty treasures on shelves.
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I used some of my smaller ones to make blending tools. Just added a small drawer handle to the top, and stapled some Velcro on the bottom.
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I didn’t finish it - door needed and decorations! - but these are fun. I can imagine little messages behind doors/windows that open, reminiscent of some Hero Arts dies. I made a hole on the roof to stick some wire made into a spiral into for fake smoke.

Kae Pea of Rubbermoon Stamps taught a workshop to make these. White gesso was painted onto the patterned paper to make it quieter. And a fun way to trim the paper to the exact size is to use a nail file on the edges.

A block wouldn’t have to be a house or building. It could be customized with someone’s name or a sentiment, photo, and mailed instead of a card. Or it could be a series of little townhouses or buildings, each for an occasion or family member.

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Someone at the Good Will was absolutely delighted to find my emptied wood blocks. I have no use for them and no interest in devising a “use”. Much rather make them available to someone, who really wants to make something out of them. And I am not that person.
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On a few of mine, I stamped onto canvas, then adhered it to the block and painted the image.
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Tried transferring laser printer photos on blocks. It does work but for me, still a work in progress! Lots of vids on Youtube.
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I repurposed my blocks to create jigs to hold my heat tool and my hot knife. It prevents them from moving around and falling off my work area. Keeps me safe from burns as well.
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The tool jigs are great! I will have to make some, thanks so much.

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I donated hundreds of the wood blocks to local art teacher. She loved them!

I kept the background stamp wood and a few other sizes for myself, but not many.

I use one of the background stamp blocks on the floor behind my kitchen, rolling trash bin. Keeps it away from the wall. Another I used behind the pedal for my sewing machine. I put it against the wall and the pedal butts up against it. The block to keep the pedal from sliding around as I sew.
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Wow, that question sure is an "oldie but goodie"! Just for the heck of it I scrolled through old posts, and people have been asking that as long ago as 2010. Probably before then even, I stopped at that point.

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I repurposed my blocks to create jigs to hold my heat tool and my hot knife. It prevents them from moving around and falling off my work area. Keeps me safe from burns as well.[/QUOTE]
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I got this idea from watching one of Gina K's videos where she talks about tool created by one of her followers which she call's her "Chucky tool". 
After unmounting a few more stamps I decided to take a couple of the wood blocks (lrg 3.5"x4" and med 2"x4") and made burnish tools to use on top of stamp platform instead of the palm of my hand. I used fun foam adhered with gorilla glue for padding, next I added felt cut wide enough to wrap around the edge of the blocks. Again, I used gorilla glue on the sides only and used a staple gun to secure the felt even more. Works like a charm for me! I need to make another larger one for gelli printing.  
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I actually kept all mine mounted. I still read actual books too. I still have a home phone, and I look longingly at my antique typewriter.

I have a MISTI, die cuttng machine,a Kindle, two cell phones (work and personal) and two computers (work and home),

Yes, I am old fashioned! I just like the to hold on to the old and mix it with the new. I keep all my old wood stamps in a standup rolling tool chest that hubby gave me for Christmas one year. I keep it in my crafting closet.

I don't buy many new wood stamps but I just bought some new wood block stamps from Red Lead Paperworks just because the type was vintage and it seemed they went together.

I am amazed at the great ideas here though - everyone is so creative!!!
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Nancy, you are not alone. I still own a lot of wood block stamps and use them. Sometimes I use them with my MISTI using an old L shaped stamp positioner (Dini has a tutorial on how to create this with Lego blocks).

We still have VHS tapes and 2 players for them that work. We have Kindles in all sorts of ways, cell phone galore, but still have paper books available. We even use a computer that is not hooked to the internet for many personal things.

I did get a Spellbinders Glimmer System so am learning new things and using new technology to an extent.
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