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  1. genemini

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    Love this build. You have done a superb job with it, masterful. I have come back to it so many times because it is good. I spot something new each time. I am starting to build the Willow and I want to make it a colonial. That means no electricity, just candle light. How did you attach the candle on the counter to the electrical system? I was thinking I would need to drill holes in any furniture that I am decorating with candles. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Thank you so much. That makes sense. I like the idea of using a small paint brush for glue. I use a syringe or a toothpick for gluing but neither of these seemed to be right for this application. What a dickens squaring the first floor and partition to the front wall. With the help of heavy books, stone bookends and lots of tape it is drying as I write this. Your quick reply to my question sure helped me get that done tonight. Thanks again.
  3. Your Willow is really great. I have a question. I just started the Willow I am at the stage of gluing the first floor to the front, that’s going fine but the instructions say not to glue the partition to the front wall yet. In reading ahead I never see where the instructions call for gluing the first and second floors partitions to the front wall. Why shouldn’t you glue the partitions to the front when you glue the floors in? Seems like it would be hard to get such a small bead of glue on the partition edge without making a mess. What did you do? Thanks
  4. i have made many of the HOM kits. Most of them just mention using their finishing kit, which contain a glaze. However on two of my kits, the Chippendale Drawer Chest #40011 and the Side Chair #40007 they suggest an alternate glaze. VAN DYCK BROWN is the color they recommend. I purchased mine from Rockler. Believe me it makes all the difference. I have used Mini Wax Red Mahogany stain and it turns out beautiful - not at all red. My kits have all been purchased on ebay. The dates on the instructions for these two are both 1978 so I suspect they were some of the first ones produced. None
  5. I am just starting to build the Willow. Have done the dry fit and have decided to use Housework windows instead of the kit ones. I know that I will need to enlarge the openings but I have a question about the position. Should I use the lower level of the cutout in the kit for my lower level on the window or should I make the cutout evenly bigger all around? That would make the window be lower on the outside and I am wondering if that would make them too close to the foundation. Any help would be most appreciated.
  6. genemini


    Your baskets are truly beautiful, the best I've seen. Do you sell them?
  7. Your flowers are superb! How do you make them look so real? Also, your leaves are wonderful. Do you have a book that you refer to?
  8. Maybe things have changed. I've had my Easy Cutter for at least 8 years and it cuts great. Matter of fact I just finished shingling the Glencroft with it. If you are familiar with that model you know how many angles the roof has. I was able to make very precise cuts for all those angles. I do not know where mine was purchased as it was a gift. If I were you I would send yours back for a replacement or refund.
  9. I cover my table, a standard folding banquet table from Home Depot, with freezer paper. I cover it completely including around all edges. Then in the center where I do most of my painting, staining, and gluing, etc. I cover a section with Glad's Presn'Seal. It sticks without tape. I change that section whenever I start a new color or a new step in my project. If it gets too messy I change it at any time. It is very easy and keeps my work space relatively neat and tidy. As far as the freezer paper covering, when I start a new house I completely replace it. This works for me.
  10. genemini

    Full Bathroom

    Love your work. I do have a question. How did you kitbash the toilet from the Chyrsnbon bathroom kit to make a more contemporary toilet? I like the pieces in the kit but the toilet style is not really right for my 1930's Glencroft.
  11. Has anyone used Earth and Tree's square cut shingles? I am making the Glencroft. I am almost finished except for shingling the roof. The shingles that come with the kit seem so flimsy that I hesitate to use them. I have shingled another dollhouse (Cambridge by Duracraft) which had wonderful shingles. They have been on the house for about eight years and still look great. If you have used the Glencroft shingles did you separate them or use the strips? Thanks
  12. Looks just like the real thing. Love Sees candy.
  13. genemini

    whole back

    Just spotted your house. I love how you painted the furniture. This is a "shabby chic" that I like - not so shabby.
  14. Really nice! It's really lovely.
  15. The Cambridge was the first dollhouse that I built. Having no experience or skills to take that on I followed the directions with the kit exactly. I guess I was too dumb to think they wouldn't work so they did. I do have a suggestion for the inside window trim on the Mansard part of the roof. I held the pieces over a tea kettle to let the steam work on them . Them I quickly glued them in, clamping them very tight. My house is over ten years old and they are still perfectly in place.
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