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Esther Marker

Just finished this Victorian wardrobe. The doors are hinged and have tiny brass handles so they open and close. The drawers work as well. It is made from basswood and stained with a teak finish. The lighter colored panels with the artwork is from kpla (jackfruit) veneer.

The entire piece has a soft wax final finish. Scale is 1/12th. It is 7 3/4 inches tall and 4 inches wide.

I hope in time to be able to have better joinery like dovetail and mitered joints. In the meantime I'll keep practicing. 

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ElgaKoster

Did you paint the panels Esther? My first furniture was all made from basswood with butt joints too. 

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Esther Marker

The wood veneer was fine enough to be printed on Elga, so I just ran it through the printer.

I'm happy to hear basswood and butt joints are not so bad after all.. Seeing your current work gives me hope for my own pieces though.

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miraclechicken

Very nice Esther! And pretty ingenious running veneer through the printer, very effective---

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Victoria

Wow, it's a gorgeous wardrobe, Esther! I personally don't care about these butt joints, step by step you'll get to dovetails and such. I really like the design, and thank you for telling about this trick with printer and veneer, I love the result.

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ElgaKoster

Well...I would have never even thought about trying to print on wood veneer, is it a laser printer?

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WeekendMiniaturist

Esther, nice project! Are you the same Esther who posted in the MSAT mini dolls group a long time ago?  If yes, I visited your flumo tutorial earlier this year. 

I can imagine printing on veneer, but all of my Ink jet and laser printers paper paths curve around a round roller of some kind and I think that if the veneer was backed with paper or some kind of adhesive paper type back, ie freezer paper when we are printing on silk... it may survive the process.  I purchased some veneer in the scrapbooking aisles at the local craft stores a few years ago and if I ever find it again in the stash will have to see what happens... very creative!

 

 

 

 

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Esther Marker
On 10/12/2016 at 0:12 AM, ElgaKoster said:

Well...I would have never even thought about trying to print on wood veneer, is it a laser printer?

I just saw this Elga, sorry for the late reply. No it's an inkjet print on wood. The print is then protected by a uv stable glaze to prevent fading and deterioration.

 

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Esther Marker
On 10/12/2016 at 8:39 AM, WeekendMiniaturist said:

Esther, nice project! Are you the same Esther who posted in the MSAT mini dolls group a long time ago?  If yes, I visited your flumo tutorial earlier this year. 

 

I can imagine printing on veneer, but all of my Ink jet and laser printers paper paths curve around a round roller of some kind and I think that if the veneer was backed with paper or some kind of adhesive paper type back, ie freezer paper when we are printing on silk... it may survive the process. 

Yes, I'm the flumo tutorial girl :-)

My printer also curves around a roller, but the veneer is super thin and paper backed, so it works really well. I have a variety of veneers, so pick only the thinner more malleable ones.

 

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MissyBoling

This is very nice! My first miniature was a chest of drawers with fake drawers. There's no limit to what you can do if you keep learning and practicing. ?

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