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I should have seen this a few years ago, when the kids were just a tad younger (so that I could have convinced my wife I should buy a cnc)

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https://imgur.com/gallery/6l8uJ
 

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Dang, a truck load of those blocks, and a gallon or two of glue, and you could build a house.
 

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Boy, that brings back good memories! I got my erector set back in the 50s, and it introduced me to many cuts (sharp edges) while making things with imagination (came in a sheet metal box with motor). I also still have a pair of pliers that came with my Handy Andy tool set. I think my interest started with Tinker Toys...Bricks (the fore runner to Legos)...Lincoln Logs Legos...They were fun!
 

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Brickawoood, eh. Never heard of it before, but it' really need.

Got my erector set somewhere around 1950, Christmas at my great grandmother's, about 2 hours drive. And couldn't touch until we got back home - because my dad and two uncles were hogging it.
 

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There are more sites out there, with instructions for making Lincoln logs, but this one seemed appropriate. If you've priced Lincoln logs lately, you will see the benefit from making your own.
https://ibuildit.ca/projects/lincoln-logs/
I used to find these more fun than my erector set.
 

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My Grandmother (Dad's mom) had a set of lincoln logs that had belonged to my dad when he was a kid. I always had plenty of fun being distracted by playing with it while my 4 older sisters played with dolls that had been my aunts when they where kids.

It was my Mom's dad who had been an architectural engineer who bought me the erector sets three or four Chirstmases in a row.
 

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Believe it or not, there actually were wood erector sets. They're still available on eBay and other sites, but I am not sure if they manufacture them anymore. But, if you're serious, should be simple enough to make your own.
http://www.museumthings.org/img_toy/TerectorWoodSMa.jpg
Interesting.
 
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