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Project by mikeho posted 1661 days ago 3584 views 17 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas present for my nephews. Roughly 200 pieces and a barn storage box, logs made out of old pallets.

-- Mike, Thedford NE





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reddinosaur

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#1 posted 1661 days ago

this is really neat!

-- Jess

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Joanne

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#2 posted 1661 days ago

Great idea Mike!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1661 days ago

Nice job. Did you make them so they will work with commerical logs?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Rustic

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#4 posted 1661 days ago

love the idea

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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obi999

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#5 posted 1661 days ago

Very good job, i think the nephews are very happy with it

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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Bob Kollman

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#6 posted 1661 days ago

Very cool, I wounder if maybe I should make lincoln logs with all my scrap, I’m over run with bits and pieces right now!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#7 posted 1660 days ago

Great Job. My grand nephew is wanting me to make him a fort. He is crazy over Civil War stuff.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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hunter71

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#8 posted 1660 days ago

And they weren’t “made in China” Nice work!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Russel

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#9 posted 1660 days ago

I grew up with Lincoln Logs and this is way cool. One thing I’ve is scrap, and this is a great way to use it.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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richgreer

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#10 posted 1660 days ago

Great job and a great idea. I was thinking about making Lincoln Logs for my nephew and I tried it with dowels and the router and a jig. It didn’t work well at all. Now I see I should have used square “logs” (with rounded corners) and a dado set.

Thanks for sharing

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Raymond

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#11 posted 1660 days ago

Another project to add to the list. Looks great and a great use of scrap.

-- Ray

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drbyte

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#12 posted 1660 days ago

Nice work. I too make them from scraps. I’ve probably made over 2000 pcs so far. (the kids/grandkids made a 6 foot tall Twin Towers one time). Make bunches!! The kids/grandkids will all love them! This is truly a timeless toy for all. I cut all my cross grooves with dado blade on wide stock on my radial arm saw then rip to square on table saw and run them through the router table to round the edges slightly. I made a ‘story stick’ from a piece of laminate flooring that includes a ‘one-sy’, ‘two-sy’, ‘three-sy, and ‘four-sy’ size of log for easy replication and layout. Loads of fun have been had with the logs.

-- Dennis, WV

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DannyBoy

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#13 posted 1660 days ago

Not only a great job using reclaimed, but a cool idea.

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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Uwe

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#14 posted 1660 days ago

Another great educational toy. Congrats great job!!

-- Uwe

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#15 posted 1659 days ago

Can you or drbyte provide some guidance in making these? It’s been 50 years since I built with or even looked at lincoln logs. I’d like to do the same thing with all my scrap.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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