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  1. 1 hour ago, havanaholly said:

    Where did you get real glass that thin?  It looks lots bigger that a microscope slide cover.

    I buy the cheapest 8x10 photo frame at Walmart.  Even their thickness varies from frame to frame.  I only had two pieces big enough for the table of the thinnest glass.  I accidentally dropped the first piece:doh:

  2. This table is a mid century modern design inspired by the iconic design of Ico Parisi.  An Italian designer/furniture maker.  My version is made from cherry wood and real glass.  The table is finished with several coats of danish oil as staining was not necessary. 


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  3. I guess I should have said “most” as the only this missing is a piece of glass.  Some of these pieces were not in their exact final shape as it was still a work n progress. 

    I feel confident saying that this is the best piece of furniture I have built.  It’s absolutely my favorite anyway.  Should have pics up tomorrow.  I hope you like it as much as I do. 

  4. It’s furniture time once more.  I’m not sure if this piece will make it into my current house build as the style doesn’t quite fit.  I was inspired by a piece someone I admire recently made and I wanted to attempt my own version.  Here are some of the components....any guesses?



  5. On 4/9/2021 at 10:14 AM, KathieB said:

    If it were painted to look like stone, it could work in a 1:12 outdoor garden setting, too.

    Interesting...I never thought of painting it.  

    On 4/9/2021 at 2:52 PM, Thimble Hall said:

    Beautiful work, well done

    Thank you. 

  6. On 4/9/2021 at 10:00 AM, Mid-life madness said:

    Very cool!


    On 4/9/2021 at 10:12 AM, havanaholly said:

    The cat IMO would work in Barbie scale (1:6).

    I agree.  I did finish the cat piece by attaching it to a base, just never took pics. 

  7. I thought I would share my carving process, although it’s more grinding and sanding rather than carving.  First I find a suitable sized chunk of wood, tight grain works better for tiny figurines.  Next I sketch the basic shape on the block and use scroll saw to cut out.  Next it’s dremel time and grind away to get the basic features to come out.  Once it get close I switch to files and sandpaper....LOTS of sanding. 


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  8. After doing one on a whim, I discovered I like doing mini animal carvings from wood.  The cat was my first and it turned out bigger than I wanted, still enjoyable but not well suited for 1/12th scale. large.50AA6E5D-94FE-41E1-9FE7-BFB71FA5BC0E.jpeg.46c71395001b4736c52b6445749109a1.jpeg

    Next I challenged myself to go smaller and made my Olifant.  A tribute to a life size decorative design piece, perfect for any dollhouse. 

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  9. The entrance to the kitchen is finished.  This was s big hurdle for me as the wall that connects the kitchen to the great room needed to be permanently secured in place before any further progress could be made.  I struggled with this because I always feel like I might be forgetting something.  My projects remain in dry-fit longer than they probably should... oh well.   The next big part of this build will be getting the details on the center column structure worked out, the front windows and permanently gluing more walls...eek!!


  10. I’m kind of in the middle.  I enjoy the building aspect but I also enjoy making furniture.  I struggle with the decorating, some people are just perfect with getting just the right details in place.  I compensate my lack of decorating skills by trying to make my furniture make a statement and keep things minimal.   

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  11. 16 hours ago, havanaholly said:

    OK, what's next?

    Well until we get some warmer temps here in the midwest, there will be no mini furniture.  I still have running water and electricity so I won’t complain.  I have been working on some tiny wood figurines.  Got to get some decorative pieces in my build.  

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