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Project by Gater posted 1387 days ago 2033 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made completely by memory of my youth. Added some improvisions. Hoping my son gets plenty of enjoyment.

-- Gator, Louisiana





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Tromni

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#1 posted 1387 days ago

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

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Gater

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#2 posted 1386 days ago

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.

-- Gator, Louisiana

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 1386 days ago

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. ;)

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Gater

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#4 posted 1386 days ago

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 )

-- Gator, Louisiana

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1386 days ago

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.

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

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Gater

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#6 posted 1386 days ago

Not really, I just remembered the log cabins and added all the other parts I thought should have been included.

-- Gator, Louisiana

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1386 days ago

That is what I meant, make it like it should have been made in the first place!! :-))

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

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Woodbutcher3

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#8 posted 1375 days ago

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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