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Samantha’s (@Samusa) hot tub. :cheezy:I ended up making it from a cut-down slender soda can (it was the right circumference, and the sides were nice and thin), railroad lumber and real wood scrapbooking paper. It has a false bottom, and I used my Cameo to cut the circles for it (three cardboard circles plus a wood scrapbooking paper circle, all stacked and glued together).  It did a beautiful job on the circles.  Much, much better than I could ever do by hand.  Plus, it hums a little tune when cutting circles.  I then added some legs so that the floor of the tub is a little less than halfway up from the true bottom of the can.  The octagonal bench was also made from railroad lumber.  I printed out two concentric octagons sized to fit the hot tub, covered them with removable scrapbooking tape, then laid my boards down (gluing them together as I did so).  After the glue was dry on each section, I used a ruler and box cutter to cut nice, sharp angles. 

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Yay! *pours cocktail and hops in* :D 

Very clever construction Deborah. It has turned out spectacularly. I love that you have added bench seating. So old school and perfect for the era of the house. I'm sure railroad lumber comes in very handy in half scale. Great re-purposing of materials both other craft and everyday. Good idea to cut after gluing. I never would have thought of that. :) 

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