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Made completely by memory of my youth. Added some improvisions. Hoping my son gets plenty of enjoyment.
-- Gator, Louisiana
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#1 posted 11-02-2010 09:48 PM
That is a really cool little project! Did you use a jig of some kind to notch dowels for the joints, or is this some other construction method?
-- Mark - Springfield, Virginia
#2 posted 11-03-2010 01:14 AM
I made a story pole, set my radial arm saw depth w/ stacked dados. I cut 5/8”x 5/8”x 4’ pcs. out of Cherry 2×4’s left over from an Armani Exchange job I did years ago. I cut notches, where needed, out of 8 pcs at a time. Cut to length later. Then routed w/ round over bit. No dowels where used. I made the whole project out of flat wood except the water tank pulley and door knobs which I turned on my lathe. I wedged the poplar roof shingles to look as if they over lapped. Painted w/ water based wood stain from the depot. Vehicles and animals bought on line.
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#3 posted 11-03-2010 01:52 AM
Reminds me of the Lincoln Logs (still being made). Thanks for a description of the project. BTW, picture three looks like you are getting ready to hang a cattle rustler. ;)
#4 posted 11-03-2010 01:58 AM
That’s funny, my brother said it looked like a noose. I only wanted it to depict a way to raise hay bails up and in to the barn. Imagination is a fickle thing.Stephen ( Gator )
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#5 posted 11-03-2010 03:09 AM
I think you remembered stuff you wished were in those Lincoln Longs!! :-)) Ours didn’t have all the parts to do that :-( Nice work, sure teh kids wil love ‘em.
-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence
#6 posted 11-03-2010 05:07 AM
Not really, I just remembered the log cabins and added all the other parts I thought should have been included.
#7 posted 11-03-2010 05:11 AM
That is what I meant, make it like it should have been made in the first place!! :-))
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#8 posted 11-14-2010 02:20 PM
Did you use the Lincoln Log dimensions or make all you own??Can you add the dimensions of the Barn and Cabin – Length, Width – roof gables.I love these and nw I’m gonna have to make one for my grandkids…...Thye live near a lot of farms and thier other grandparents have one near by.
-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.
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