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All of my life I have been fascinated by anything miniature. My love for miniatures and woodworking finally came together now that I have a break from school. This is my first 1/12 scale piece. The top is spalted maple, and the base it walnut. The splines in the miters are also maple. All the surfaces are hand planed to final finish. The finish is wipe on polly, 3 thin coats.

To make this and future mini projects possible I made 3 miniature chisels first. Made from old files I had. I trued them on the stone, ground the bevel, tempered the tips, and honed them to a mirror finish. The handles are turned from some Osage Orange scraps. These babies work like a charm. I plane to start doing more scaled hand-cut joinery in the future pieces. Mortise chisel, dovetail chisel, and regular flat bench chisel.

The last picture is a tiny butterfly joint in a table top. Its a work in progress, I just wanted to put the chisels to the test.

Thanks for looking

-Marco

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Wow. Incredible.

How did you make the butterfly key that small? I'm debating on using the same thing for a project but I'm trying to decide the best way to make the key.
 

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That is really cool. It would be awesome in full scale too.
 

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this great and really amazing
 

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Everything looks awesome , but your Spalted Maple looks like Beech in the pictures. Congrats on making the mini chisels and the handles are sweet as well .
 

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theres a new market i should venture into as well.
Ant furnishings
 

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That's great. I love it. I love that you made your chisels too. Tiny tools for tiny work.
 

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Holy smokes. Without a quarter in there they wold look full scale.
Miniature or not, that is fine craftsmanship!
 

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either that coffee table is really small or that quarter is HUGE!!! I would love to see this table full scale, I really like the design a lot!
 

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Very cool, not sure I could pull off something so small.
 

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What a great project all the way around! Love the fact that you made your own tools first. I'm like dakremer, I would love to see that table full scale. Super job!
 

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That is super cool. I am amazed.
Nice craftsmanship too,
Steve
 

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love this! I want one full size…

I really appreciate seeing 1:12 furniture. :) It's what I work in.
 

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Miniatures are so cool! Looks great, and can't wait to see what the final project looks like for that mini-table top with the butterfly! : )
 

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cool, that first picture looks like a full size table
 

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Sweeet design! I also want to see a full size one…
 

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Very impressive work. I used to build doll house furniture, but nothing that fancy.
 

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Miniature work is mind blowing to me. The first I really saw of it was on Fine WoodWorkings site. Watch the narrated slide show.

Your table is amazing and I can't wait to see more!
 
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