Friday, May 05, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 049

Line Mar Match Box Construction 002 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.

049. Sink

The sink was a pretty simple build. The most difficult part was making sure the legs were as straight as they could be. Fiberboard collars pressed together from both sides of the metal basin helped secure them (at least long enough for me to take the photo).

There was one compromise I had to make. The illustration shows the side pieces for the faucets having five holes each. Those, plus the horizontal five-hole strip makes three needed for this toy equals one more strip than came with the set. I needed the length in the horizontal strip, so the side pieces are three-hole braces, rather than five.

If you look very  carefully at the drawing, it appears as though there are supposed to be some braces under the sink. But that would have required two additional strips that I didn't have. And of course, the dowels representing the faucets are drawn at about half their actual length.

This is one of those times when the artistic vision differed greatly from the reality of the build.

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