Friday, October 21, 2016

Line Mar Match Box Construction 024 Hammer, handle, and rake

I found a Line Mar Match Box Construction Set from the 1930s, complete and with instructions. The box claimed the set made 100 different toys. I decided to test that claim -- one toy at a time. You can read all the posts for the Line Mar construction project at 100 Toys.

024 - Hammer, handle, and rake

This is an interesting set of tools. In the instruction sheet, the three were grouped together the same way the stamper, wind wheel and fork (Nos. 21-23) were. Those three tools were each assigned a number  -- these three received a single number. There's a practical reason. You can't make the stamper, wind wheel, and fork at the same time -- there are only two wooden collars for the three handles.

For this set, the provided pieces can assemble all three. So I'm assuming that's why they're grouped.

The hammer reminded me somewhat of Thor's (as drawn by Jack Kirby). I didn't know quite what to make of the middle toy, called the handle. Handle for what? To me, it looked more like some type of martial arts training staff.

Construction of the three tools was mostly easy. Joining the two dowels with the wooden sleeve was a little tricky, but otherwise, it was smooth sailing. And the finished toys held together pretty well.

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