Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'miniature'

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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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A One Bedroom House Completed In One Day! #1: A House For James

04-17-2012 05:53 AM by Retsof | 4 comments »

While working in my garage on Sunday, I was drafted by my daughter, Nora to help her friend’s Russian Tortoise, James with his housing situation. We made a short video about it. I hope you enjoy it. Regards, Retsof

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Minature Bud Vase

06-12-2011 12:45 PM by AlexHarris | 3 comments »

Hey LJ just posting a recent video I did on making a tiny bud vase I make from Australian Red wood. The shape is not perfect but it looks nice because of its size. Enjoy!

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Scroll sawing #3: The saw arrives!

06-11-2011 12:43 PM by swamps42 | 3 comments »

Had I not been laying in bed in pain from overdoing it yesterday at my home construction site on what had already started as a high pain day, I would have been much more excited when Woodcraft called to tell me my saw had arrived. I got a log cabin kit delivered out at my property yesterday. Center-cut oak beams with dovetailed corners to build my new house, but that’s a whole other story. Anyhow, I finally got to go pick up my saw when my friend who’s carrying the loan got off...

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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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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 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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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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HO Scale Furniture Build #2: The Shelf (first attempt)

06-10-2010 02:57 AM by OttoH | 3 comments »

Well I spent two evenings making a shelf in 1/87th scale. It is 20 millimeters tall which is 5 ½ feet in HO scale. It is 5 ¼ mm deep at the bottom and 4 mm deep at the top and it is 8 ¾ mm wide. I first ripped a 5 ½ mm wide piece of 1/32nd thick basswood on my modified Scroll Saw (see the first blog entry in this series) for the sides and shelves. I then used an X-Acto knife and a metal hobby ruler to cut an 8 ¾ mm wide strip for the back. I joined it together with the Gorilla Super Gl...

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HO Scale Furniture Build #1: Building the new saw table

06-06-2010 10:22 PM by OttoH | 4 comments »

Well the gauntlet has been thrown and being the foolhardy individual I am I have accepted the challenge. After a friend of mine saw the Barbie Doll sized furniture (1/6 scale) I made for the Nothing New Except The Glue challenge they said, “I’ll bet you can’t do that in HO scale” and after a long discussion and a friendly wager the challenge was on. I am now trying to figure out how to make a functioning furniture in 1/87 scale. I will start with the easy pieces first and then move on to t...

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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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