Friday, November 11, 2016

Line Mar Match Box Construction 027 Spindle

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.

027 - Spindle

I found this an odd choice for a stand-alone toy. This spindle certainly isn't sturdy enough to actually spin thread around. And really -- what else can you do with it? (Actually, a 21st Century kid might pretend it's an X-wing fighter and fly it into a beach ball Death Star -- just saying.)

The spindle was fairly simple to build. The collar underneath the connected steel braces isn't shown. One could assume that it's just a fiber collar, but I chose to use one of the wooden discs. This provided a little more stability to the toy.

There are only two wooden discs in the set, so I couldn't use them for the outer arms. But having the center sit flat helped tremendously.

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