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Showing content with the highest reputation since 06/19/2018 in all areas

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    My workbench still has several unfinished projects on it: one unfinished window for Aragon, the beginning of a new room box, the roof of my Greene & Greene bungalow, et al. But, I have finished both of my Guild School projects: a peacock done in Johannes Landman’s class and turned birdhouses done in Iulia Chin Lee’s class. It was a great week!
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    Here's a few photos of the Victorian bathroom I did a while back, my second roombox. The tub and sink are metal, from the UK, radiator is metal. The medicine cabinet I partially made, using a piece of real mirror in the front. I really liked working on this one.
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    I have worked with PMC silver and find it very clay like as in pottery clay. I bought bronze and i have a larger beehive kiln to try it out as you have to cook it in charcoal. Has anyone tried this? My goal is to turn a piece and decorate with silver metal clay and see how it goes! Love sculpting and mold making/casting.
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    The red-haired collector in Pennsylvania was probably Carolyn Sunstein and I catalogued an Usher clock for her when Noel Barrett sold her collection back in 2005. I recall it brought several hundred dollars. I have a hand-carved aumbry by David Usher - in fact, I had two and sold one some years ago. It is on the right in this photo.
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    I am very new to miniatures (less than a year) so my furniture is nowhere near artisan quality or what is found on here. That being said...I love building mini furniture, chairs mostly. So here is my most recent attempt..
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    I'm reposting my Guild School Projects to this thread as well. Thanks Missy - I thought we should do that, but got sidetracked. I've completed my Peacock in oil from Johannes Landman's 36 hour class. Original was by Edwin John Alexander c 1900. I also completed 2 turned birdhouses in Iulia Chin Lee's 12 hour lathe class. One is Cherry and Padauk, the other is Padauk and American Holly. Loved both classes and learned so much. Both teachers were excellent! Martha in Louisiana
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    Thank you so much for posting this! And for opening this thread! Hugely interesting for those of us who did not attend... so much to learn just from your pics, posts and experience!
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    Thanks Missy for the posts; I can't imagine figuring out how to balance two pans, so you add some soldier to it help balance the scales? I would not know how to do this. The snow shoes look deceptively simple; not in any of my mini dreams (or nightmares) would I imagine weaving in three different directions. Bonni is amazing to figure this technique and then teach it. I can imagine a miniature man dressed ready to check the traps, snow blown and cold...
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    Mesouth, your Painting from Johannes class at Guild School is exquisite! And of course, I like the little birdhouses! I know that we all create wonderful miniatures, but deep in my soul, I think of paintings as one of the top of the artistic endeavors of our artistic community! I did spend some hours yesterday and today at the lathe. I am now able to turn the needlework stand uprights segments in about in the range of 75 to 90 minutes after I have turned one end to a length of .600 and diameter of .3125 so it fits into the collet. I think at the beginning of my 3rd summer of practice I am finally to the place where I want to be, to turn with some measured, confidence. They are not perfect; but my skills have definitely improved. Now I am working on using my incredible tapered indexing jig, that Mr. Robertson created for the class (and students could purchase), and then the fun part of turning the beautiful details will be the final stage for the turnings.... after that is assembly and finish. I have no idea where I stored my gravers though... they were not under my table with all the rest of my turning tools. <uh oh...> Do we have any other Guild Students who can share some photos of your projects on the Forum? There is so much to miss when you are not able to go to Guild School, and as another year passes, I know I miss seeing everyone and sharing the joy of the best week of the year, but I miss seeing the results of everyone on Friday evening... so I am waiting to see the official photos! If I ever get my Guild School & Guild Study classes finished, I will post pictures!
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    just checking in and waving a big hello! looking forward to reading all the forums and checking everything out! motorhead
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    In response to your request for more postings, here are some pics of a 1:8 scale roll-top desk. Constructed of Mahogany and Poplar because I already had these materials, but a tighter grain wood should have been used. Most difficult part to make was the tambour top. The drawers have dovetails but since they were made using an inverse cone cutter, they don't have the correct angle. I haven't started on the chair yet. Cheers, Guy
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    No more (ahem, additional) projects. Right? (laughing). This year, my building was going to be an 18th century English cottage/Georgian with a saddlery shop on the first floor catering to fox hunters. To kill some time while waiting for our dog to be finished at the vet, my husband and I went to breakfast and still had some time after that. So we went to a resale shop we had never been to, just down the street from the vet. We walked around and when we came to the washing machines, I stopped. My mind was processing something I thought I saw on the floor as we came in. A dollhouse? Had to have been a Barbie house. Or something like that. Plastic? I went back and examined it. No, it was wood and 1:12 scale. The more I looked, the more I liked it. Then told myself I did not NEED another project. To leave it there. The lady working there said it was $50 and came with a bag of furniture. FOOOM! It was in my car. The dog had to share the seat with it going home.
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    Jim Byrnes recently created a sliding table with miter fence as well as stops for his tablesaw. Here is a link to his website page for the tablesaw, there are two images of the new sliding table top piece on the page. http://www.byrnesmodelmachines.com/tablesaw.html
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!!
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    From the album: Accessory & Other Objects

    1/12 th scale roller skates, they adjust for length and the the toe clips tighten, all by using the skate key.

    © Wm. R. Robertson