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  2. WeekendMiniaturist

    Books for Scratch Staircase Building

    I know my topic is books for staircases...and I'm not trying to Hijack my own thread... but Kaye Browning posted on the Maysville Museum's blog a beautiful cantilever spiral staircase (June 2018) http://blog.ksbminiaturescollection.com/hands-of-time/ I must get to the Museum last quarter 2018... I think these beautiful stairs are residing in Paul Moore's Cabinet House... it is time for me to get Kaye's book out and look again to see if there are more clues... Will you be able to visit the Maysville, KY Museum? It is a wonderful opportunity to visit a Charming Community in Kentucky... Bourbon, Thoroughbred Horses and someday KY will be famous because of this fine miniature collection! The Guild Study Program and the Introduction of new Miniatures is the next great miniature vacation destination for 2018! http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/most-charming-town-kentucky/
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  4. Keifer33

    Fletcher Capstan table

    Debora I like your table! It took a couple of back and forths between the 2 photos to figure out the movable parts. I might want to try one with a more industrial feel to it. Again great work.
  5. Zwo.Painting miniatures

    New channel of miniatures created

    Hi there, I´m so grateful at comunicating that the Zwo's team has created a new channel of painting miniatures. We wanna share our knowledge about this painting world.The videotutorials are from basic levels to advanced levels,for that reason everyone is welcomed.The link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOgUbky_2LvAAk4vpJBEFEw. I post one of our miniatures.
  6. WeekendMiniaturist

    Guild School 2018 Makes local TV WABI5

    I think You can visit the Guild's facebook and Instagram accounts, but you need FB or Instagram accounts to subscribe to the feed, reply or post. (I don't have any of those accounts either.) We are happy to have you on the FMF!
  7. Keifer33

    Guild School 2018 Makes local TV WABI5

    Thanks for the link, I don’t have facebook. I know...hard to believe but I’m ok with it.
  8. WeekendMiniaturist

    Greetings from the burbs of Chicago

    Keiffer33, welcome to the FMF! I think I have posted to you on the lathe topic on the greenleaf forum... I am 90 miles door to door from home to the Bishop Show... so if you ever need any local help, feel free to message me. We are so fortunate that the Chicago International Show is local to us. I promise all miniature knowledge is cummulative... so what do you want to make next? It is me, Neverfinished2005 from the Greenleaf forum...
  9. Darren Thomas

    Greetings from the burbs of Chicago

    Welcome to the world of miniatures Keith!! If you're on Facebook, there's a great community forum (just search "International Guild of Miniature Artisans" - enjoy!
  10. Hello all. My name is Keith and I am very new to miniatures. My one year anniversary is at the end of Aug. It was suggested to me to check out this forum from someone on the Greenleaf forum. I made a crude stackable dollhouse for my daughter and it was when I started making some of the interior furnishings that I said to myself “hey this is pretty cool.” So after I finished her stuff I started making furniture for myself. I look forward to everything this site has to offer.
  11. WeekendMiniaturist

    Guild School 2018 Makes local TV WABI5

    If you aren't following the Guild on Facebook, Guild School 2018 makes the local news! Click on the link below, http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/MMA-hosts-Miniature-Artisans-485167891.html Thanks to our Fine Miniatures Forum Marianne for letting us know about the link!
  12. J24yanks

    Dollhouse Sized Chair Needed

    Thank you @WeekendMiniaturist
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  14. WeekendMiniaturist

    Micro Drill Press

    Referencing Cameron's website, I am curious, how do you measure .0002 on a Cameron Drill Press? I can measure the drill bit relative to the table, assuming with a machinist square, but it think it would be difficult to measure the resulting inside diameter of a hole that is drilled. Except for cool hand tools, I think this would be (as of now) my last piece of equipment to acquire to have what I think is as complete tools for my modeling efforts, based upon my participation at Guild School classes. Our original Cameron 164 series drill press was first introduced in 1964. With a 30,000 rpm single-speed motor and .0002″ run out spindle this simple little drilling machine was way ahead of its time. Innovations in micro tools during the 50 years since it’s inception, have allowed the Cameron 164 to prove how valuable it truly is in the micro drilling industry. I have never had a precision drill press, but our benchtop Delta "wanders" for purposes of miniature making and sometimes it does really drive me a little crazy. I have a Taig mill for milling operations, so as of now, I am really only looking for a drill press. For what it is worth, I would buy a Cameron from the secondary market; I can't justify a new one as a hobbyist.
  15. WeekendMiniaturist

    Micro Drill Press

    I have been reviewing Cameron's for a while, and I know that the new model, a Cameron drill press 214 has updated the spindle to allow the owner to change out the spindle for replacement when necessary without having to return the unit to Cameron for replacement service. I think we had the 164 Cameron Drill Press at Guild School - I will have to go back through my photos to see if I took any pictures that will allow me to confirm the exact Cameron Drill press. I think I understand how to measure the runout on my lathe, as I think you measure from one end to the other end, and compare it, if the circumference of the spindle is meant to be exactly the same diameter, and then you would adjust to get the resulting spindle diameter to measure within .0002
  16. WeekendMiniaturist

    Dollhouse Sized Chair Needed

    Hi Forum Members! If you have interest in this project, please contact J24yanks with a personal message. J24yanks, many of our forum artisans and students are headed to Guild School, so they may be delayed with travel... if you do find someone, please update the forum if your request is fulfilled. Good Luck!
  17. J24yanks

    Dollhouse Sized Chair Needed

    Unfortunately, that's the only photo of the chair that I have to share. If needed I'm sure we can make adjustmetns to the logo & the writing. or maybe have a the chair sit on a wood base and have the plaque on the base with the engraving. We would only need 1 piece for this special request. In regards to measurements, I'm open the request was for a dollhouse size version of the chair. I'm open to sizing at this time. I'm sorry I know this is a strange request, but please let me know if I can provide any additional details. I will try to provide as much info as I can.
  18. WeekendMiniaturist

    Dollhouse Sized Chair Needed

    If I can make some suggestions... I would take a photo of the chair's side view to post to the FMF, and perhaps cut and paste a better photo of the logo and text you wish to be included. The logo can be accomplished, but the text under the logo is going to get really small, and I recommend you specify some measurements of the chair. Do you require the chair to be in 1/12th scale, where 1" represents 1 foot? Do you require only 1 masterpiece? If for example if you have a digital file, and you can print if full size where it matches the size on your chair. If you can reduce it to 8% (roughly 1/12th scale) is your logo and text going to translate where it is recognizable? Today's lasers can be amazing; subject to your ability to program it, but the reality of that much text on a 1/12th scale chair slat back is going to be very, very small. Was the text and logo lasered on the original full size chair? Referencing my own experiences, before I get my heart set on a specifics of miniaturizing an object, I try to shrink to 1/12th with a printer or photo to see if it is a possibility and meets my criteria, that in this project, I can actually read the text. I apologize if I asking very fundamental questions and you are way, way past these questions - just thinking of the project that will help you find someone to make your chair.
  19. J24yanks

    Dollhouse Sized Chair Needed

    We would prefer for logo & the personalization to be on the back of chair, yes. I'm open to how that's added, just needs to be there.
  20. WeekendMiniaturist

    Dollhouse Sized Chair Needed

    Does the Chair have to be laser engraved in miniature? It appears to have a logo engraved on the back... "Oppenheimer Funds?"
  21. Good morning, I'm looking for someone to create a dollhouse size version of the attached chair. Can you recommend someone that specializes in custom miniature sized pieces? Thank you, Jen
  22. WeekendMiniaturist

    Spindle Duplicator Anker Design?

    I will probably remove it from the Dremel and mount it on a taig lathe; I need a new board, though because my board doesn't have enough space to mount the duplicator in from on the Taig lathe; I will have to get husband to purchase me some thicker MDF or bring home some scrap; I really prefer a white formica type base, as it is easier to see items laying around the base of the lathe with the white contrast.
  23. Bill Hudson

    Spindle Duplicator Anker Design?

    At one time I had my duplicator adapted to mount on my Chinese 7 x14 metal lathe and later to my 9 x 19 metal lathe. It can be done but you are eventually limited in diameters.
  24. WeekendMiniaturist

    Spindle Duplicator Anker Design?

    Thanks Bill, the mystery of who created this wonderful design first is solved for me. For those interested Bonnie Klein had two books published in my research on Abe Books: If my memory serves me this morning I think I purchased the first book and need to add the 2nd to my list. Classic Woodturning Projects with Bonnie Klein : 12 Skill-Building Designs Published by Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated ISBN 10: 1565232607 ISBN 13: 9781565232600 Small Woodturning Projects with Bonnie Klein Published by Fox Chapel Publishing, United States (2013) ISBN 10: 1565238044 ISBN 13: 9781565238046 A post-script thought this morning.... the reason why I believe the duplicator doesn't work with a Chinese Metal lathe, is I don't think the Bonnie Klein listed in this auction has enough height for the cutter to meet the center of the head stock. Therefore if a Chinese Metal lathe owner would want to duplicate wood on the metal lathe, the Anker Design would need to have more height.
  25. Bill Hudson

    Spindle Duplicator Anker Design?

    Bonnie bought out Anker. He was using Taig lathes as his main lathe and the duplicators were designed to fit the Taig.
  26. WeekendMiniaturist

    Spindle Duplicator Anker Design?

    The tag on eBay listing number lists a "Klein Design" duplicator with a Buy it Now Price of $24.95. Shipping seems a little high, perhaps the cost is high because they don't want to disassemble for shipping purposes. eBay item # 312151208442 I set mine up to turn on a dremel lathe for my miniature club, but round that the inability to hold wood on that blasted bad spur chuck nearly impossible; but I'm sure it could be used with a different small desktop lathe, like Sherline, Taig, perhaps a Unimat 3...? It is too small for the chinese metal lathes, in my opinion, even at 21" length of the item listed on eBay. I don't recall a lot of women in the woodworking world who have published books, but Bonnie Klein has some very interesting techniques for small turnings in her books; I purchased one of her books. Although the sticker on the bottom left indicates "Klein" designs; the plans for this duplicator are also sold on eBay - search Anker Duplicator. I could be making assumptions, as I was not creating miniatures during the time Anker was selling the duplicator.
  27. ElgaKoster

    Chippendale Game Table with needlepoint top

    And yes you are on the right path for the catch.
  28. ElgaKoster

    Chippendale Game Table with needlepoint top

    Tamra, on my latch I glued nails into the holes and filed them flush with the latch's bottom surface and then just glued it to the table top. My table top was too thin to drill holes into it. If you are going to put petitpoint on top I would rivet the latch as nobody would see it once the petitpoint is inserted.
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