Thursday, June 28, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 093 - Power Hammer

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.

093. Power Hammer

This toy proved very difficult to build. In the illustration, there's plenty of room between the top dowel and the one holding the cube in the cross-brace. In reality, there was no room at all, regardless of how far forward I tipped the 5-hole girders. 

You may also notice that the 3-hole girder is secured to the crank at one end, rather than the middle as depicted. There's a dowel that runs through the assembly that joins it to the base. The length of it blocked the opening I was supposed to use. To position the girder so it touched the axle,  I had to run the dowel through an end hole, rather than the middle one. 

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