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  2. I saw a post on WRR's instagram page and was wondering if you this is a similar outcomes with different tools. https://www.instagram.com/p/CUch4OLg-md/ (I don't know if you need an account to see this)
  3. WeekendMiniaturist

    Flooring and stone

    Working on your artisan and fellow submissions is a fine reason not to post photos!
  4. MeezerMama

    Flooring and stone

    I'll bet that everyone is busy working on Artisan or Fellow submittals so they don't want to publish their work here. 😂
  5. WeekendMiniaturist

    Flooring and stone

    It is good to see a post in the Fine Miniatures Forum! I was wondering if there are any miniaturists still left in the mini world?!!!
  6. Booknut

    Flooring and stone

    Thank you all so much for the help, and I apologize for my tardy response. I had thought that I had my settings in place so I would be notified if someone posted, but apparently not!
  7. WeekendMiniaturist

    Help identifying dollhouse

    Hi Rita, welcome to the Fine Miniatures Forum. Your dollhouse is very similar to a kit and a plan booklet by Houseworks. https://www.houseworksltd.com/pdf/1001-Dollhouse-Plan-Book.pdf The builder clearly did some custom features. It is a lovely house, Good Luck!
  8. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=5846427328732579&id=100000961097640&set=a.301731406535560&source=48 I have acquired this doll house and I am looking for any information on it. I do not know if it was a kit or custom made. It opens in the front and to get to the attic you have to go to the back of the doll house and lift up the roof. I am curious if this doll house represents a real house or was a companies created dollhouse. if anyone is able to aid me on my questions please let me know. Thank you
  9. https://realscreen.com/2021/06/29/cbc-orders-marblemedias-best-in-miniature/?fbclid=IwAR325XnjVlLwAdJPnzzZOoNQGkNb8lxFBVgLnBS0Vwvb4DiPuzgHwXZVuac I was surfing the internet this morning as I'm avoiding the packing for Guild School 2021 - return after 5 long years... and found this post. Is it really true? I think this is similar to the wonderful series Blown Away that I found on Netflix for glass blowing, but this is our favorite subject, MINIATURES! uhhh... tik tok... will have to talk to the grand son about this - I'm feeling my age. But I may part with my money and subscribe t
  10. WeekendMiniaturist

    Flooring and stone

    Real wood floor board replacements might be sourced from S H Goode & Sons, in California. http://shgoode.com/ Here is a recommendation from Artisans Noel & Pat Thomas.... http://www.thomasopenhouse.com/tips.html These links should work. (I replaced my hard drive a few weekends ago, and my links are not working consistently!)
  11. WeekendMiniaturist

    Flooring and stone

    Hello Booknut, it is great to see we still have miniaturists in the creative universe that are still creating! These three vendors come to mind... I have purchased from Stacey's Miniature Masonry in the UK, when I attended the Kensington Dollhouse Festival in 2019. https://www.miniaturebricks.com/ https://www.miniatures.com/Search.aspx?k=bricks&s=rel&ps=12&p=3 https://lawbre.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=19 You may need to cut and paste into your browser...
  12. Booknut

    Flooring and stone

    Hi all, I am wondering where is the best place to buy wood flooring strips and/or stone pieces to use in miniature? I am working on refurbishing a dollhouse that used real stone on the exterior and for some flooring (it looks like slate), and has wood flooring elsewhere. There is some damage so I need to do repairs. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
  13. Jonathan David

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    Thank you Meezer Mama, whoever you may be. I do wish that user names in this forum were the names of the users... I had forgotten about Tom, and when I read your post, I remembered that I had purchased some of Suzanne's hardware from him many years ago. I looked through my stash and found some nice hardware from Suzanne Russo's "Brasses", with Tom's sticker on the back. But nothing in my stash is what I'm looking for now. I sent Tom a message through his website, but because the pages of Suzanne Russo hardware have not been updated since 2012, I'm not optimistic that there is any left.
  14. WeekendMiniaturist

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    Harry Smith details making his own brass hardware in his book, "The Art of Making Furniture Miniature". Think Leather tooling stamps, but the ability to stamp out or press brass... Ron Stetkewicz is the only person that I know that could cast brass for us... This would be a wonderful skill to learn though. https://rontoven.sytes.net/site/cast.html
  15. MeezerMama

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    Try Dr G's Brasshole. IDK if they have any Federal ready-made, but they also do custom and their work is gorgeous. You can also try Tom Walden. He bought out Susanne Russo's stock several years ago when she stopped making it. There's no telling what he still has available but it's worth a try.
  16. Jonathan David

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    Does anyone have sources for Federal hardware? I've seen some Sheraton and Hepplewhite etched handle/pulls from Cat's Paw, and am curious about the quality. And if there are other sources, I'd love to know about them.
  17. WeekendMiniaturist

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    I rarely stain cherry. Walnut is usually so dark, that it rarely requires stain. Mahogany may require a stain depending on the color of the wood and your desired outcome of your project. All woods can be finished with no stain; this is a subjective process, in the eye of the beholder. You can use stain to enhance the color of the wood for your project; or use stain to lesson the appearance of the grain of the wood - it is purely a matter of personal taste and lots of trial and error. I have a master's degree in miniature errors. Cherry is my most used wood, and I like to use Po
  18. Jonathan David

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    Thanks Bill, for the tip. You retired from teaching at Guild School before I first attended, which is definitely my loss. I will try this on scrap cherry, but while it may remove excess glue, I'm not sure that it will remove the glue from the pores, so that stain will be absorbed. Tamra, I assume that you are "WeekendMiniaturist"? I rarely spray with Deft lacquer. I have much more control with shellac and a brush, and find that it gives an excellent finish, that is thin enugh- even with multiple coats - to be in scale, and not too shiny. I know that Elga uses mopane, a South Af
  19. WeekendMiniaturist

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    Thank you Bill for this tip about using white vinegar.
  20. Bill Hudson

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    If you are using Elmer's glue, carpenter glue, tight bond etc. These glues are all milk based. Using a cloth ,dampened, with diluted white vinegar will remove any excess glue.
  21. WeekendMiniaturist

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    It is just my opinion, but if you have glue that is outside of the joint, it will still be seen under a shellac finish, too. My easy finish when I have time is oil; you wipe on, and wipe off, and the oil fills those pores of the wood. If for some reason after 5-6 coats of wipe on as necessary, with plenty of time to dry in between, and I want it to be even smoother, I use Johnson's paste wax after the oil is long dry. There is no overspray with oil finish on a rag. The fastest way for me to ruin a miniature is for me to spray it with a spray can of Watco, or Deft, etc, etc... I rarely
  22. Jonathan David

    Wood for Federal Furniture

    I would like to make some furniture in the American Federal style. I often work in cherry wood, but I would prefer to use a wood that doesn't require any stain, and only a finish. This eliminates glue spots. I'm looking for recommendations for a type of wood to use, which when finished (probably with shellac), will give a darker color than cherry, and be more like mahogany or walnut. I can get both of these, but find that they have grains that are a bit too open for miniature furniture. Jonathan
  23. WeekendMiniaturist

    Modifications? to Preac Table Saw

    A friend sent me a link this evening to this post on the Westlake Publishing Modelers' Forum. The link has a nice discussion about the restoration of a preac table saw. I like the discussion about electolysis as I have some blacking that I was not able to remove when I worked on one Saturday afternoon and of course it has been waxed! I did not try lapping the surface though, so more to learn. My preac must be different model as my switch in not "inline" of the power cord. http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=3643rk0k2j9t1sfne5u3mfhta5&topic=2977.0 I was won
  24. I want to apply brass tooling foil to a shelf. What adhesive would you suggest that I use? Thanks!
  25. https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/william-bill-robertson-igma-artist-colonial-dollh-185-c-5b64122a73 Karen's dollhouse shop has an Estate Auction listed. Don't Hesitate, Bid Quickly! This is definitely one to watch. There are many other wonderful items in this auction too. I wish I had deep pockets! Good Luck!
  26. WeekendMiniaturist

    Flexcut Carving tools

    Cherry is much harder to carve with hand tools! There will not be a lot of hand carved cherry chairs in my world - like 1 chair only. I think a knife would be easier to manage then my carving tools, but it is interesting experiment.
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