Wood choice for lincoln logs

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Wed, Jul 16, 2003, 9:30am snipped-for-privacy@askmeforit.com (ThomasMitchell) I'm trying to find out what type of wood the manufacturers of lincoln logs use.<snip>
I posted this awhile back. http://groups.google.com/groups?q=JOAT+LINCOLN+LOGS+group:rec.woodworking&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=25252-3AF5AE02-128%40storefull-285.iap.bryant.webtv.net&rnum=1 The link there is bad, this is a good one. http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/lincoln_logs.shtml
I've seen where someone says they were redwood. The ones I had were not redwood, definitely not redwood. Possibly no known wood today. They looked like they were hewn by hand, by a tiny little man, about 6 inches tall, with a dull adze. But, what the Hell, wouldn't have been any more fun if they were pink ivory. I did have green roof things, and I am pretty sure I recall they were long wooden slats, you laid sideways, sorta lapstrake style. The roof ends had notches to hold them in place. And red, wooden, chimneys. I had something with that anyway. About certain no plastic. And not even anywhere close to enough of them. I figure 5 or 6 55 gallon drums full might have been barely adequate.
Make them out of any wood you want.
By the way, there is a site out there somewhere (I'm pretty sure I posted it it), with dimensions, illustrations, etc., for making this type of thing.
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My early 60's vintage Lincoln Logs were square in cross-section and are redwood. I made 100s of additional logs for my kids using the old ones as a model. I simply grabbed up eastern white pine that was laying around the shop and cut away.
The kids have done a lot of damage to both the old and new ones... I'm still a bit annoyed that MINE survived 40 years only to be pretty well destroyed by my kids in a matter of months!
John
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JOAT notes:

Here's a start, at least....http://www.woodcentral.com/bparticles/lincoln_logs.shtml
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I've posted some dimensions and photos of Lincoln Logs copied from an old issue of "Hands On" which was published by Shopsmith. See them here... http://members2.clubphoto.com/lenny191637/807632/owner-38f6.phtml Let me know if you have trouble reading the measurements.
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Fri, Jul 18, 2003, 11:42pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@rocketmail.com (Lenny) says: I've posted some dimensions and photos of Lincoln Logs copied from an old issue of "Hands On" which was published by Shopsmith. See them here... http://members2.clubphoto.com/lenny191637/807632/owner-38f6.phtml Let me know if you have trouble reading the measurements.
Well, it's saved looks like, rather than searched for, but it's the same info I was thinking about. Shopsmith has it on their site, if anyone wants to look.
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Joat

Shopsmith has it on their site, if anyone wants to look.
I looked but did not find. Any clues? Bob AZ
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Sat, Jul 19, 2003, 3:49am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (RWatson767) asks: Joat I looked but did not find. Any clues?
Damn, I got this by e-mail and answered it. If you guys are gonna post, don't e-mail me. And, if you're gonna e-mail me, don't post. But, since I already answered this, I suppose I can answer it for the google challenged. http://www.shopsmithhandson.com/archives/july_aug_01/default.htm Now don't bother me again until the start of the Century of the Fruit Bat.
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Fruit bat? Any relation to the fruit fly? Or the fruits of..... nevermind
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Sun, Jul 20, 2003, 12:06am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@inNOSPAMsightbb.com (JerryGilreath) babbles: Fruit bat? Any relation to the fruit fly? Or the fruits of..... nevermind
That's Bat, Bee Aee Tee, Bat, as in Fruit Bat. You probably think I make this crap up, don't you? Ah, you're probably young, and know everything, wait until you're old, and stupid, then you'll know something. Go here, scroll down to "Century of". http://www.epinions.com/content_2825363588
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"Shoulda toined left at Albuquerque", probably. <grin>
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Young? Yup, 52 years young. And getting stupider by the day. Not as knowledgeable as my dad was, or you I'm sure, but I'm on my way. Good reading, but never did really get it.
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replying to Thomas Mitchell, DA wrote:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Logs gives you a short history of the lincoln log as well as what type of wood was originally used
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These ones are pine ...
http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?ph035&cat=4,53201
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On 12/12/2015 1:44 AM, DA wrote:

What kind of trees grow in China? That would be most likely the present wood used.
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" Still made in the USA by a small family firm that first produced this kit in the 1930s. " http://www.leevalley.com/en/gifts/page.aspx?ph035&cat=4,53201 John T.
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snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.com says...

Those aren't Lincoln Logs though, they are a competing product.
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That's like saying "what kind of trees grow in the US". China's a big place with a wide variety of trees.
However the manufacturer moved production back to the US recently, so they may be back to redwood. Although the Chinese ones could well be redwood--Chinese redwood is a fast-growing big tree--haven't heard of it being used commercially but one never knows.
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There are a lot of empty containers (ships) going from NA to China.
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2014, so new ones will be made of american woods. Those made in China could be made of anything, as China imports all kinds of woods from all over the world - legally or illegally cut and harvested .
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On 12/12/15 11:35 AM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

It's amazing how much wood is actually shipped from North America to China for manufacturing goods that come back here. Still cheaper to do that and build stuff using their cheap labor and manufacturing.
I was watching a documentary on the emerging "capitalization" of some areas of China and the middle class that emerging as a result. One status symbol of these "newly rich" Chinese is to have furniture that is made in the USA, because even they know how low the quality is of the goods made by their own people in their own country.
The documentary went on to show the hilarious irony of how the raw wood for their "made in the USA" furniture was shipped from the USA and Canada to China where all the components, pieces, and parts to make the furniture were actually manufactured, then all shipped back to the US where the parts were then "assembled" and glued together into the final product, then shipped back to China where this new middle class buys it so they can brag about the high quality of their expensive furniture that is "made in the USA." :-)
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