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Project by handi posted 1047 days ago 2240 views 16 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An aquaintance was asking if I knew where he could find plans for a log cabin play set (like the famous brand name we played with as kids) but my web searching found very little usable information. So, being me, I decided to figure it out myself. Above you see the results.

I made all the parts from common 3/4” thick stock from the home center, along with some 2×4 stock as well for the chimneys and roof caps. All done with a TS, BS and router table. All the notching was done with two simple indexing jigs on my miter gauge.

Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com





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JavaJake

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#1 posted 1047 days ago

Cool.

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#2 posted 1047 days ago

Way cool, sooooooooo many memories

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 1047 days ago

Awesome! This brings back some good childhood memories!
Thanks for sharing!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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andy6601

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#4 posted 1047 days ago

That is too cool, I want to play with them!

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HawkDriver

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#5 posted 1047 days ago

I think I need to look around for my old ‘log’ set. Yours is great!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Michael Wilson

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#6 posted 1047 days ago

Funny. I played with those when I was really young. Seeing them all I really remember is the way the tactile sensation of them.

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#7 posted 1047 days ago

Sheer genius! Lots of memories here. too.

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dpwalker

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#8 posted 1047 days ago

Excellent work! Looks like a fun project. Would you please give more details on the jigs you used?

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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Hallmark

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#9 posted 1046 days ago

Great job, my kids still play with my Lincoln Logs, from when I was a kid. Ebay is always a great source to find more stuff like this.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#10 posted 1046 days ago

Nice work!! Great idea. I need to build a few of these. What did you use for stain?

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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handi

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#11 posted 1046 days ago

Thanks all, it was fun to make!

The two jigs are very similar to a box joint jig. An index pin offset from the blade by the desired distance.

I do have full plans with drawings available if you want to make your own sets.

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Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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Knothead62

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#12 posted 1046 days ago

Thanks. I live in Tennessee, north of Chattanooga.

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handi

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#13 posted 1046 days ago

Cool Knot, I am just outside Nashville!

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 1036 days ago

My grandson will love these. Thanks, Ralph!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 1036 days ago

Wow. That is amazing work. I too have the best memories of playing with these. Well done! I am sitting here at work thinking I want to make some for my children. 3 under 3. :)

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