Friday, October 28, 2016

Line Mar Match Box Construction 025 Garden Fence

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.

025 - Garden fence

The garden fence was the most difficult build to date. Setting the dowels in the steel base was easy. But then getting all five to line up and stay lined up to thread through the first one and then a second cross brace was hard.

Those little fiberboard collars don't hold the dowels all that securely,  so working the braces carefully through the dowels one at a time took patience, as well as several attempts.

When it was finished, though, the fence was quite sturdy. If I didn't pick it up. Then the base fell off.

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