I wonder how hard it would be to make decent lincoln logs. It doesn't
look hard, but sometimes that's where I get into trouble. :-)
It looks easy enough: Cut a dado in the end of a piece of cedar (I'm
thinking cedar because it's soft and doesn't splinter too bad and I've
got some) and cut into square strips. I guess the trick comes in
removing 1/2 of the board thickness, or just a few thousanths over so the
pieces will interlock.
Octagonal ones can be made either with a router (a 3/4x3/4 strip is kinda
thin) or hand plane (my choice.)
How did the lincoln logs do roofs?
Figure in the cost of some decent wood that won't warp or split, the
time it will take design the log variations you want, the time to make
each log, at infinitum.
Unless you're going to get a decent amount of pleasure out of making
all these similar type logs *and* you've got a child that will get
pleasure out of using them, you have to wonder if it will just be to
be less aggravating to buy a set.
On 12/3/2013 8:52 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Unfortunately that is the way it is for many wood working projects.
Considering the cost of materials and the time for creation, vs the cost
of the similar item it just is not cost effective.
The reward of doing it your self, is a consideration, but when
considering how I could use the time in other ways usually it is not
practical to make things my self.
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On 03 Dec 2013 13:23:03 GMT, Puckdropper
In my case, I had my 1962 vintage Lincoln logs in storage and when it was
time for my kids to use them I fulfilled my own childhood fantasy of having
100s more of them by making 100s more of them. ;~)
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