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Project by Peter Oxley posted 11-06-2009 08:03 PM 2103 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are small jobs, and then there are really small jobs! I repaired a small table (you can see it in the last picture) and the client asked me to build a 1:12 replica. Sawing, routing, shaping, and clamping are all very different at 1:12 scale!

I tried to keep the details as authentic as possible. The table top and shelf are quartersawn oak, the apron is a four-piece assembly, the top is a two-piece glue-up, the saw marks are left on the inside edge of the apron, each curved leg is jointed to the top and shelf, not just glued, and the dimensions are scaled from the original piece.

I built five tables – three oak, one walnut, and one mahogany.

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#1 posted 11-06-2009 08:47 PM

Wow!! Love It!! You weren’t kidding about keeping it small, were you?! Very Nice Work, Peter!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 09:05 PM

Now that’s down sizing!

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 12:40 AM

Love the miniature stuff. You did an excellent job on this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 11-07-2009 12:47 AM

Nice work .now were did i put those glasses.

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#5 posted 11-07-2009 04:36 PM

Hi Peter – very nice reproduction in miniature – is the first (cover Photograph) also 1/12 scale, if so very nice miniature tools and how did you bonsai the plant to such an extreme?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#6 posted 11-10-2009 03:18 PM

Hey Tony! Yes, the cover photo is the miniature, too. I didn’t make the tools, but they are pretty amazing, aren’t they? The file actually has teeth, and the handscrew on the clamp actually turns! The plant is also a miniature piece with tiny little leaves and petals. The people who are really into collecting/building miniatures usually want things as authentic as possible.

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 05:35 PM

Looks great! Good job!


-- Robin Renee'

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