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  1. Hi and congratulations on your new career. I also was an RN (Mental Health for 38 years) and decided to start dolls housing as I approached 50.
  2. I use a handsaw to cut large pieces of ply and mdf. Make sure it’s sharp and the teeth aren’t too big. If I need an angle I plane it after cutting.
  3. No, I think Popsicle sticks describes what you are using. Sorry I sidetracked. I used the remnants of an old piece of plywood furniture which had been covering a hole in the fence when we bought our house 20 years ago and the layers of ply, which I cut into strips, were about the same thickness as a Popsicle stick. As everyone has said you need to put weight on them as they dry - I think I used PVA glue and left the weight on for a couple of days. This was about 8 or more years ago and they are still sitting nicely (mostly) Have you finished yours yet?
  4. It's really effective and the best example I've seen (others I've seen show the joins)
  5. Popsicle sounds like sunshine and holidays and sitting on a wall swinging your legs and childhood innocence while enjoying a sweet treat. It’s a lovely word.
  6. Its all so well planned and beautifully put together
  7. HollyhockCottage


    This is a beautiful hearth
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    Hollyhock Cottage

    (Hopefully) photos of the continuation of my 1/12 scratch build from modified Hobby’s plans based on my love of mid 19th century English children’s books with a dash of other children’s books too.
  9. I’ve put a couple up but it needs some repair (the work crew is also the demolition crew ) and a good clean - this house has genuine dust, grime and cobwebs!
  10. I’m Australian and don’t think we have popsicles at all although our ice blocks and paddle pops use the same sticks I believe.
  11. Everyone has already said what I would about weight but I had to comment - ‘popsicle’ is so cute! That’s one of the things I love about international forums. We all speak ‘English’ so differently.
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