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  2. WeekendMiniaturist

    Can't find my tutorial.

    This is a related post to wire wheels...
  3. WeekendMiniaturist

    Can't find my tutorial.

    You sent me a link for the scale model horse drawn vehicle forum, but it hasn't been posted in the Fine Miniatures Forum. I cannot find it located on their site even though I have a link. While I would have to search for it, I know I printed it, and have it somewhere in my stacks of reference. We are coming up on 6 years since the FMF's inception, and I still have not made these wheels!
  4. Bill Hudson

    Can't find my tutorial.

    Its sure I had posted a tutorial on making wire spoked wheels but I am not able to find it. Is showed the process of forming and turning of the wheel rim plus showing met mandrels and tools for shaping the wheels etc.
  5. karincorbin

    Table Saw Options

    Kickback happens when the gap between the blade and the fence is narrower at the rear than at the front. They are fussy little saws, it does not take much to have the fence get out alignment and no longer be parallel to the blade. When you notice some kickback get out your accurate measuring tools and check it then adjust the fence back to parallel. Maybe one of these days I will get back to posting on my blog. Years ago I did a whole posting on how to fix and tune up the vintage Dremel 4 inch tablesaws. I also did a posting on fixing a Proxxon tablesaw where the blade was out of alignment with the miter slots on the table. There is no built in way to make that adjustment so I had to slot the hole in the casting for the mounting bolt to allow it to move just enough to put it into alignment. Having spent a lot of time tuning up full size saws I understand about the importance of fences and blades being in true parallel. It can be frustrating and tedious to get it just right but it is essential that you do so if you want accurate cuts from a saw.
  6. karincorbin

    Authentic Bradbury & Bradbury Wallpaper

    That is great news. A little over 20 years ago I visited their workshop in person and asked if they would consider making the papers in 1:12 scale. It has been a long time coming :
  7. I am soooo Happy to discover that Bradbury & Bradbury has released their Wallpaper for miniature scales! Here is the announcement: https://bradbury.com/dollhouse_wallpaper.html Their authorized distributor: https://dollhousesandmore.com/product-category/wallpaper/bradbury-n-bradbury/ There will be some songbird wallpaper in my future!
  8. I’ve started working on this painting again. I’m going to start glazing to try different things, and working on more details. But it will be over a long period.
  9. WeekendMiniaturist

    1/32" thick glass

    I used calipers on the glass and the dollar store glass is 3/64" thick. Hopefully I will be able to see if this glass is still available locally, soon, but want to try score and cut it before I stock up.
  10. WeekendMiniaturist

    Book Set

    "The list is endless..." I feel the same way about my real life library... and miniature projects. I look forward to the next reveal...
  11. jaxenro

    Book Set

    Self taught been working on it about 2 to 3 months. Each one is a learning experience as I fine tune my process and materials. I plan on doing a whole series of art books, currently I have two mapped out, Canova and Thorvaldsen, with a Jacques-Louis David in the works, but I plan to do many of the classical artists, focusing on neoclassical and Academic art. Alma-Tadema, Godward, Bouguereau, the list is endless
  12. WeekendMiniaturist

    Book Set

    I love books! I have a true library of life size books, and need a couple more book shelving units elsewhere in our home - or could take the work related books to work.. Yes, that would probably be better option. Miniature Books are equally fun to collect... May I suggest better focus to show off your work? Try taking the pictures for a greater distance if using auto focus camera, then cropping the photos electronically. I have collected some in the states, and buy some when I was in the UK. I do wish we had more US options. Did you learn this skill from taking classes? Studying, etc... I've only assembled some from Paperminis.com and have not tried to print with my computer or reduce illustrations electronically. I would love to have a printing press!
  13. jaxenro

    Book Set

    First pass at my Homer by Flaxman - Iliad and Odyssey each includes all 34 original plates done by John Flaxman I can see some areas to improve but I am getting better
  14. ElgaKoster

    Building a 17th century embroidered casket

    Thank you Sarah, I teach at our club in Johannesburg and the odd private class for a few people at a time, nothing official at this stage.
  15. Artist does kitchen bowls, canister, pitchers etc. in white ceramic with blue stripe and signs Merry plus date on the underside. Anybody know who that is?
  16. WeekendMiniaturist

    1/32" thick glass

    I tested the dollar store photo frame glass today and it does fit inside a Houseworks Slim Double hung window sash - perfectly. I bought 3 pieces of 11x14 glass and I think I have 1.5 the amount I need to make my windows for the Lawbre Shadow Cliff. I will attempt to go to the store again and add more to the supply inventory and will measure the glass with micrometers and report to the FMF. Next I will try oil and a cutter to see if I can still cut glass; its been a while since I've done any stained glass, and this is substantially thinner. I think it measures 1/16" of an inch though with my fractional (inexpensive) calipers that I keep on my desk at work. Next I will order some of the window supplies from Northeastern Scale Lumber and will do some more tests to see if the picture frame glass works. It would also be fun to try and slump some of this very thin glass in a kiln.
  17. Mesouth

    Table Saw Options

    Tamra, you should definitely use the grr-ripper on your life size saw. When ripping a longer length on my Proxxon or on a full size router table, I use 2 of them in a leap-frog fashion. I really like this tool. So much safer! And you can get a 1/8” add on for thin rips.
  18. ElgaKoster

    Table Saw Options

    Tamra, the 40 tooth blade should work well too. I am super careful when I do long rip cuts, it feels like one can lose control quickly, definitely not my favorite thing to do on a tablesaw. I hope you find your saw quickly, I dream of having more than one.
  19. WeekendMiniaturist

    Table Saw Options

    Elga, this is great info... and not to get over confident on my part, but I wonder if I should use this on my life size portable contractor table saw... it might be a lot easier to cut the boards using this accessory on this saw as the bed is much longer. I'm definitely feeling kickback using my micro mark because my boards are so long. Of course I already placed an order earlier today at Amazon for a computer component I needed to replace... I will review this accessory with husband tomorrow! I looked quickly but couldn't find the measurements of the tool; I think this tool is larger then the entire top of the preac saw. I'm getting a fine cut with the preac... no issues with ripping boards with this blade for finish... just an issue with this way too small top. I have this additional blade that I can use on my micromark saw. This would be similar? https://www.micromark.com/40-Tooth-Carbide-Tip-Saw-Blade-3-1-4-Inch-Dia-10-mm-hole The micromark must be somewhere in the magic basement - I think my saw is hiding from me in a box or a drawer somewhere? (I think I hurt the saw's feelings when I was thinking that the fence needs to be replaced and we haven't talked to each other for a few years now.) I've been using the preac. and that saw never leaves my sight. I see my drill press, my benchtop bandsaw... but no micromark saw! I need to model more frequently so I can keep track of my tools! It is definitely not in the workshop and not on my shelf with my lathe stuff....
  20. ElgaKoster

    Table Saw Options

    Martha introduced me to this tool and it works great on our mini table saws too. https://www.microjig.com/products/grr-ripper I prefer the 36 tooth saw blade as I find it gives a smoother cut than the 24 tooth.
  21. Tony posted in our Taig groups.io forum that 2nd edition of this Book, The Taig/Peatol Lathe: and its accessories is now available on Amazon. I have the first edition and found it very useful when I was new with my Taig lathe and now that I am up to the 'basic' user of the lathe I find it more resourceful when troubleshooting. "The Taig Micro Lathe, known as the Peatol Lathe in the UK, is a popular "desk-top" lathe, widely used in a variety of applications from clockmaking and model engineering through to pen-turning and pool cue manufacture. Its simplicity, sound engineering, and rugged design, coupled with a very competitive price, have gained it an enthusiastic following worldwide.In this book, the basics of setting up and adjusting the lathe are covered, and the wide range of standard accessories are described. The later sections describe a range of enhancements that can be made to the lathe to increase its versatility, along with further accessories that the owner can make using the lathe.Tony Jeffree has owned and used a Taig lathe for several years, during which time he has written a number of articles about the lathe and other aspects of model engineering, for Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop magazines." Other versions of Lathe books that I have purchased use the Sherline for reference...
  22. WeekendMiniaturist

    Table Saw Options

    I ordered some 3/8" thickness aluminum today and will try and make a larger table extension for the preac. This should be an interesting experiment. There are some pre-drilled holes - I wonder if there was a featherboard attachment for the preac - I will have to find my accessories.... for both saws and see how the featherboard attachment works on the micro-mark tilting arbor and then will see if I can make one for the preac. The preac's fence needs to be taller for 1/8" thick boards... I will see what I can find while waiting for my 6061 aluminum to arrive.
  23. MissyBoling

    Table Saw Options

    I used the Byrnes saw which is only an inch bigger from blade to table edge to install real life engineered hardwood in my living, dining, entry hall area. Those pieces were 3” x 48” x 1/4” thick. I was especially careful to press down as I cut to be sure the wood was in contact with the table, but had no difficulties until I tried to cut mitered ends around the corner fireplace. That was trickier, but I got it done. You should be fine with the preach for these strips. It’s sturdy and accurate. I reread your post and just realized it sounds like you’re ripping instead of crosscutting. I think shorter lengths will give you greater accuracy and look more realistic. I have to use a good sharp blade to get accuracy on long strips with both my Preac and my Byrnes. I get very poor accuracy with the MicroMark tilting arbor saw no matter how I set it up.
  24. WeekendMiniaturist

    Table Saw Options

    Back to the table saw... Dear Husband cut some 1.25" thick beautiful flecked cherry into 1/8" strips of wood for me... The board was 43" long, so today I cut them with a normal sized miter saw 3 at a time to 19.5" and the remainder will be used for a room that is 22" wide... The Thorne Room that I am working on - (see Guild Study Program thread) is 19-1/4" x 19" according to the Chicago Art Institute website. Once I get the strips glued - I'm not doing a herringbone floor that isn't lasered with my saw skills - this isn't my 3rd hand laid floor and I accept my limitations; I consider herringbone to be advanced... I had him cut 1/8" as he will take it to work and use their sanders to bring it down to correct thickness of floors. So the table saw - I started using my preac and after sawing about 5" it isn't feeling very comfortable to continue so I stopped. I really think I need a larger outfeed table. What am I doing wrong that I am not comfortable doing this? Obviously I can cut them to smaller lengths, but still the longer length then I think I have a greater chance of sawing straight. I like the fence on the preac better than my Micro Mark Tilting Arbor saw. I'm thinking about switching to the Micromark and setting up my featherboard accessories for the interim... I've got the 24 tooth carbide tip saw blade on my micro-mark. Has anyone made a taller fence for the preac? Has anyone set up a featherboard for the preac? Has anyone made a larger table for the preac? Thanks!
  25. Sarah Jackson

    Building a 17th century embroidered casket

    Elga, your work is amazing. Are you still giving classes? Sarah Jackson
  26. ElgaKoster

    Chicago 2015 Guild Study Program

    Tamra, I am looking forward to seeing your room. I am bust working on a Victorian bedroom roombox and am hoping to have enough time this year to also finish a parlor room box and to construct another room for my Cape Dutch house.
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