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Project by mikeho posted 09-20-2010 04:30 AM 6646 views 44 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got more pallets collected so time to make more Lincoln Logs. Decided it was time to make a jig to speed up the process. I can cut to length and dado all three lengths of logs with this jig. Makes it quick and easy to make the logs now.

-- Mike, Thedford NE





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#1 posted 09-20-2010 04:55 AM

Looks great! That is on my list too. Got an order for some logs :-))

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

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 04:55 AM

thats really cool. They’d be some nice gifts too….anyways to get the plans for that? or a sketchup file?? Thanks.

....and maybe a how-to (dont quite have it figured out) haha

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 05:16 AM

It has been years since I have done anything with lincoln logs. I have 10 grandkids an know they would love these. Any chance you could share how your process?

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 05:18 AM

It would be nice to see a video of it in action!

I love jigs!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#5 posted 09-20-2010 05:25 AM

ditto on ronpeters suggestion

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#6 posted 09-20-2010 06:30 AM

I think my daughter would love to build with this type of log.

Are there recomended lengths and diameters. I would like to build her a set.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#7 posted 09-20-2010 10:38 AM

Real cool jig…well done.

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#8 posted 09-20-2010 01:20 PM

Are you willing to share your pattern for this. It’s funny because we were discussing these at the house the other night Donna said I should ,make these

-- Dennis Goodhue

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#9 posted 09-20-2010 02:06 PM

nice jig

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#10 posted 09-20-2010 02:45 PM

could you show us how it works?

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#11 posted 09-20-2010 03:13 PM

I too am very interested in learning the process.

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#12 posted 09-20-2010 04:26 PM

wow….the memories…......as a young lad…........many an hour was spent building with lincoln logs.

sure would like to see a ‘how to do’ blog

thx

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#13 posted 09-20-2010 07:52 PM

Great idea. Looks like an interesting project. Ditto on the plans and video.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#14 posted 09-20-2010 09:19 PM

I now have a reason to do this, Thanks. I have had a box of Lincoln Logs in the shop just wanting to be coped for my nephew lol

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#15 posted 09-21-2010 07:15 PM

Very neat jig.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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