Lincoln Log 238 Pc Set

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Project by Tooch posted 12-30-2016 02:42 AM 1487 views 17 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my best friend’s son and daughter, 4 and 2 yrs old, respectively. I can’t take credit for the design as I borrowed it from the plans made by SPalm here

A couple added features include the benches, welcome mat, and firewood pile. In addition, I made a bunch of long straights for quick building capability (pic 4). I figured little kids might not have the patience to assemble something with all the doors and windows and such, so this is a good stop-gap.

I used dark walnut Danish oil to stain all the pieces, and Minwax water based dye stain (color: hunter green) for the roof pieces. To help in the process, I poured some Danish oil into a gallon Ziplock bag and would shake it up to get the stain into all the crevices. worked surprisingly well, considering all of the end grain and dado cuts.

Here’s a couple other pics I couldn’t fit up top:

All tucked away in a Tupperware container:

Thanks for looking. Comments welcome, all questions replied too!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 12-30-2016 03:02 AM

Tooch, that’s one of the coolest log sets I’ve seen in a long time. Great detail. Almost makes me wish I had one.
Welcome mat, ha ha ha, nice touch.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-30-2016 03:19 AM

A great gift for the Kid’s! Lot’s of work I must say! Super nice job Tooch!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 12-30-2016 03:42 AM

Inspiring job.

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#4 posted 12-30-2016 04:04 AM

Thanks Dave, Tony, and Ralph. It was a a time consuming job, the devil’s in the details on a job like this!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 12-30-2016 09:49 AM

Awesome looking log cottage. I soppose when you know how to build small, you can easily make a real big one.
I like the way you made it – you cut and painted all parts – putting all together was probably ’’walking a park’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-30-2016 12:03 PM

So darn nice words don’t work for me. Fantastic!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 12-30-2016 12:46 PM

Thanks Ivan, the only difference between small and large cottages is the utilities are a lot harder to install on the little ones. :-P

Thanks Kelly, appreciate the compliment.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 12-30-2016 01:16 PM

A toy without electronics? What????

I bet this was a hit, looks great.

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#9 posted 12-30-2016 01:32 PM

What a great project Tooch and I bet it was a hit.

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#10 posted 12-30-2016 02:02 PM

Very well done Tooch. I think these type of toys are the best for kiddos. They use their own imagination and actually build something.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 12-30-2016 02:19 PM

nice job

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#12 posted 12-30-2016 03:40 PM

Great looking log set, Mike!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 12-30-2016 04:03 PM

That is a sweet looking set of Lincoln logs Tooch! I recently acquired approx. 100 -1 1/4” x 1 1/4” 36” long cedar ballisters from an old railing and I was thinking about building a set for my granddaughter. This plan looks like one of the more straight forward ones I have seen. Well done! Nice to see some “old school” toys being built that don’t require batteries or a power cord. Thanks for the inspiration.

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#14 posted 12-30-2016 06:04 PM

Very neat!! Might inspire them to be builders!!

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#15 posted 12-30-2016 06:08 PM

Like the others. This is very nice!

-- Bruce - Indiana - Sawdust is just, MAN GLITTER!

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