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Project by Dave Owen posted 02-21-2010 09:06 PM 2449 views 23 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of blocks (actually two sets) I made as presents for two young relatives. The photo on the router table shows both sets, while the third photo shows one of the sets in a tray I hoped would be of help to their mother. The blocks are oak with a coat of staining wipe-on finish.

-- Dave O.





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clieb91

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 09:17 PM

Dave, nice set you made. I hope the tray has helped to contain them a bit. Still one of the most fun toys ever.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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lew

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 09:20 PM

This is really cool!! Been thinking of doing something like this for the little neighbor kids. Thanks for the post and helping me cement some ideas.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 09:49 PM

Reminds me of the good old days of Lincoln Logs, nice job.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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branch

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 09:56 PM

nice set off building blocks it has being a long time since i have seen a set of building blocks the ware my favourite toys when i was a young kid Manny moons ago to many to remember it was my dad that made them for me and that meant i was Abel to add to the set for many years the en did up going to a orphanage thanks for the trip down memory lain

branch ok

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 10:04 PM

Great set of blocks. I’m sujre the kids will love that!!

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

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Bricofleur

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 10:43 PM

This is a very nice present. Nice job on the finish too. Looks professional. Congrats!

Yes, “Lincoln Logs”.

Best,

Serge

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Jim

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#7 posted 02-21-2010 11:28 PM

Good old Lincoln Logs… almost makes me want to go make a big set myself… for myself lol.

-- -- Jim - Kokomo, Indiana

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 11:30 PM

very nice. I had something just like that as a kid.

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#9 posted 02-22-2010 01:46 AM

Dave: I love this. I was a Lincoln Log fan growing up. It almost makes me want to build a set for myself … I mean a neighbor’s kid , or something.

-- DonsWoodworking@tampabay.rr.com

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#10 posted 02-22-2010 03:02 AM

Great looking set of blocks Dave. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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firecaster

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#11 posted 02-22-2010 02:59 PM

Can I play too?

I believe these type toys help brain development more than the stuff that’s sold today.

Of course, I had blocks and still got the brain I got.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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Dave Owen

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#12 posted 02-22-2010 04:05 PM

I appreciate all the nice comments. Judging from the above, it sounds like if you want your kid to be a woodworker, a set of “Lincoln Logs’ (store-bought or home-made) is a must. I never had Lincoln Logs – but perhaps my annual Christmas “Erector Set” helped get me here.

-- Dave O.

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Skillet

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#13 posted 02-23-2010 06:19 AM

The first thought was Lincoln Logs for me too, but blocks, that is very cool. A couple of lucky kids! Wish I had that to play with my Lincoln Logs. Hope the mom can help them make good use of the tray.
Got me some ideas now…thanks!

-- Skillet, Louisiana

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#14 posted 02-23-2010 07:34 AM

Nice job Dave

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#15 posted 02-28-2010 08:44 PM

i had the Lincoln logs as i grew up..and we have the original set here with us now…good job on this, they will play with it a long time im sure…well at least i did…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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