Thursday, May 17, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 088 - Vise

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.

088. Vise

This was a fairly easy build -- even if it wasn't quite possible as depicted. The illustrator drew the dowels at the length they needed to be to look good. But those lengths aren't available in the set.

There are only two lengths available -- long and short. The short dowel securing the baseplate is too tall to sit flush with the surface of the plate. Only a long dowel can hold the handle assembly, though it's a little too long.

Still, the end result is close enough to the illustration. I'm satisfied with the results.

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