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Omega

02-18-2011 06:57 PM by BritBoxmaker | 20 comments »

This is my latest and possibly last foray into the world of miniature box making. Hence the name Omega, the last letter in the greek alphabet. I am posting this as a blog as I am extremely nervous about how the separation cut will go and I want a record of it in case anything goes wrong. If all goes well this will be posted as a project. If not then this is it!..This picture shows the sides, top and bottom material and the lipping (if I get that far)The sides (I always make spares) are 8.5mm ...

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Making a (Very) Small Dovetail Saw

12-17-2017 09:15 PM by summerfi | 19 comments »

Making a (Very) Small Dovetail Saw I recently restored this 1840-ish British 10” dovetail saw made by Richard Groves & Sons. I like the saw so much that I decided to make a copy of it. I’ve made quite a few saws, but I’ve never made one like this before. My newly made saw is a 0.60 scale copy of the Groves saw, with only minor differences. Why, you may ask, would I spend the time to make a saw like this? With a blade that is a mere 6” long and a handle you can only fit one finger in, t...

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random #7: The tiniest woodshop - resawing miniboards

03-09-2009 01:07 PM by Gary Fixler | 18 comments »

I didn’t want to waste any time slabbing up some of the minilogs I cut out of the mystery branches I found last week, so Saturday I had a go at it. Very exciting. I had some split pieces, so I sanded them up on my belt sander. I like the faint grain revealed in the piece on the left, sanded down from one like that which I’m holding: I clamped my belt sander down to the table to use it as a mini (though relatively enormous) benchtop model: Here’s a long piece sanded ...

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Hand Tools #1: Miniature Plane

11-17-2007 07:15 PM by mot | 16 comments »

Thanks to the likes of WayneC, Thos. Angle and Bob #2, I’ve been accumulating hand tools. One of the latest additions to the shop is a beautiful wooden plane. Made from Indonesian ebony and brass, it has an adjustable high-speed steel (Rc62-64) blade. I bought this plane for three reasons: 1. It was cool to look at.2. It didn’t cost much3. I thought my son could play with it and it could be his. Now, being a son of the metric system, I knew this plane was small. I just...

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My dream tool collection just got...smaller

09-07-2013 09:43 PM by CFrye | 13 comments »

I have a very modest collection of miniature tools. Among these are a 6” nail bar, a 3” retractable box knife, 4” vise grips…you get the idea. To be in my ‘collection’ the tool has to be around half the size of ‘normal’ or smaller yet still functional. Surfing the internet for a hand plane to add to the collection I came across this article about William R. Robertson. Mr.Robertson creates 1/12 scale miniatures. The picture shows a reproduction o...

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Microcosms, a trip to a smaller world #1: Tiny Home Made Plywood and Banding.

12-03-2010 03:29 AM by shipwright | 11 comments »

I started this as a forum topic http://lumberjocks.com/topics/22441 but the way it’s going, it should have been a blog so I’m changing horses in mid stream. To bring things up to speed, I started out fooling around with the idea of thin plywood because I was bored in the shop waiting for finish coats to dry on my real project. It sort of took on a life of it’s own. Here’s a brief recap: The first two shots are of a 4” x 8” sheet of 1/16” walnut ...

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random #19: Most elaborate dollhouse ever: Moscow?

05-30-2009 12:20 PM by Gary Fixler | 10 comments »

I continue to be amazed by how many amazing things there are out there by which to be amazed. I find new ones every day online, and have for the last decade. One I found this week is a 1/500th scale miniature of all of Moscow, built in 1988, and maintained ever since. It looks to be all balsa, or basswood. If the city changes, or a new house is built, they correct the model. It’s stayed current for the last 2 decades. Tons more pictures How hard could it be?

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random #12: Hatchback toy update

04-04-2009 12:44 AM by Gary Fixler | 9 comments »

I decided to update my old toy version of my ‘00 Ford Focus hatchback to more accurately reflect the typical look of its big brother these days. I’ve made a couple of trips for Eucalyptus that have looked very much like this, complete with long branches sticking out the window :) Big version:

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HO Scale Furniture Build #3: Shelf number 2

06-27-2010 05:00 AM by OttoH | 7 comments »

Well I built a jig to hold the shelves in place so I could glue up the sides and back without having the shelves shift or twist. It took me all of 2 minutes to make the jig on my band saw, which includes the set up time. Since the wood I am using and the blade on my band saw are both 1/16th it works out great. I used yellow wood glue to put the shelf together, because of the simple jig I am using I now have the extra time to position everything just right and not worry about holding it t...

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Mini V8 Workbench Build #1: Beginning

04-17-2015 03:50 PM by Ocelot | 5 comments »

A borrowed photo of Paul (Shipwright) Miller’s V8 workbench. I’ve been admiring Paul (shipwright) Miller’s wedge-driven vises and, honestly, all his other work for some time. I have been thinking about building a workbench. The other day, I suddenly realized a wonderful benefit of having an entirely shop-built wooden vise: It’s scalable. So, I decided to build a child-sized version of the V8 bench as a precursor to building a full-sized one for me. Paul g...

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