Friday, March 17, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 044 - Bird House

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.

044. Bird House

This was definitely a challenge to build. Some of the pieces in this set are starting to become worn. In some cases, that's a good thing. The dowel rods are slipping more easily into the metal pieces, for example. But it can also be a problem 

The wooden collars aren't fitting as snugly as they used to, which makes constructions like the bird house difficult. The upper dowel rod (and everything attached to it), is basically balancing on the lower dowel, partially stabilized by the wooden collar.

That's the reason the lower dowel isn't as exposed as it is on the instruction sheet. I really needed it anchored securely in the metal box.

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