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  2. WeekendMiniaturist

    IGMA announces online learning Opportunities: Cabin Fever? Join the fun in 2021!

    I've heard through the grapevine that a couple of classes have already filled... here in an opportunity to learn from IGMA Artisan(s) without the travel and the safety of your home! Membership at IGMA provides a discount - (I'm a general member). https://www.igma.org/members/join.html IGMA members get discounts on classes and your attendance at the Guild Show is free, but IGMA does not require you join to participate in our educational opportunities. I have taken a class with Sandra Rubin, my first year of Guild School, 2006 and took a class with Michael Yurkovich at th
  3. Laura from the National Toy & Miniature Museum interviews William R Robertson in the Series Premier on January 24, 2021. You are able to get a birdseye view of his workbench and he discusses his most recent project, a Scale Miniature Octant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrh2hZH3xZo&feature=youtu.be
  4. WeekendMiniaturist

    Using a Wood Lathe/ The first 100 hours

    Fast forward 3+ years later and I'm way past that first 100 hours of bonding with my lathe. I spent an entire summer learning to measure and turn to specific diameters and lengths on my taig lathe to complete the Guild School Needlework stand turnings - and just need to index them for the flats... more on that project later in the year. I was obsessed with a chair build in 2020 so I didn't turn much last year, so I thought I would try and turn something at least every other weekend beginning January 2021.... So here are my first turnings of 2021... 1) Is a too tall hat stand - th
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    I was doing a little Amazon shopping tonite... Just a reminder, that we can get the bazillion dollar company to donate to the guild... There are soooooo many things to do in 1/12th scale that I don't know where to begin... I think I should try and finish a couple of my guild school projects though.
  7. Mesouth


    I’ve been busy teaching youngest granddaughter first grade, but still getting some minis in - mostly catching up on unfinished projects and updating my inventory. So, there are four of us still reading! I wish we could get something going on here. Martha
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  9. WeekendMiniaturist

    2021 GUILD SHOW in Hartford, CT (USA)

    I'm going with the word optimism for today! Are you feeling the lack of miniature show blues? While the online shows were fun, and those who able to participate in online classes are grateful... there is nothing like going to the Guild Show. I have been lucky to attend twice, and really recommend the show. The demonstrations are great way to ask an experienced artisan questions and there are yummy, (non-fattening?) desserts too... If you need something special for your collection - this is the show to attend! More tempting details to follow - including vendor list, and hop
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    Imagine the world's citizens are vaccinated and we can travel again! I double counted... there are 24 incredibly fun classes that have space available for 2021! It isn't too late to register for Guild School 2021... https://www.igma.org/guild_school/2021/class-information.html If you have questions about Guild School experience please ask... if we can't answer from the forum, I'm sure I can put you in touch with MiniRedLeader, IGMA's School Director, Barbara Davis. Miniature *M*A*G*I* C * happens at Guild School! Make 2021 the year for
  11. WeekendMiniaturist

    2021 Chicago International Miniature Show & Workshops

    Message received in email, 01/14/2021: We are so very sorry to announce that the virus continues to prevent us from conducting our April, Chicago International show. It has become necessary for us to once again reschedule the show. Our new dates are July 16, 17, 18, 2021 with workshops starting on Monday, July 12th. All workshop fees, and preview tickets will automatically be transferred over to the July show. If you already have a preview ticket and/or have registered for a workshop we will need each of you to reconfirm with us that you will indeed be attending the July show. Y
  12. WeekendMiniaturist


    I hope Miniaturists around the world Test Negative and can work or play with their miniatures! Happy 2021!
  13. Bill Hudson


  14. WeekendMiniaturist


    Yes, there are three of us reading the forum! Meezer Mama, no, I put a headshape at the top of it for a hat... but have great disc sander and can easily get rid of the sphere. It isn't like I don't have two rulers and a pair of calipers on my table with my lathe... just turning with no concept of height for some unknown reason. I think I was mesmerized by the luck of this beautiful wood grain. I was imagining a vase, then the elements from WRR's Needlework stand and just free hand turning without a care in the world... then SCREECH, this is too tall for 1/12th scale. It is just
  15. Bill Hudson


    Picture of stand please. I am having problems visualizing it.
  16. MeezerMama


    Perhaps your too-tall hat stand can be made into a pedestal for a small table?
  17. WeekendMiniaturist


    Please prove me wrong. Is the forum broke and no one can post to the FMF?
  18. WeekendMiniaturist


    Today, instead of working at work, as I should have been... I snuck into the workshop with dear husband and turned a way too tall hat stand from a lovely piece of honduran rosewood that was meant to be a pen blank. I usually warm up with turning by turning two hat stands from a pen blank handpicked from the inventory of my local privately owned hardwoods store... and have collected bunches of blanks of exotic wood. I experienced some obsessive - ness with my mini chair build and just have a couple more chairs to complete, but finding I lack the energy to finally finish and to finish; I suspe
  19. WeekendMiniaturist

    Chinese Cart

    The Chinese kart was a wonderful project to watch unfold; I don't know why the forum is so quiet. But I check in to see what is happening in the miniature world!
  20. Bill Hudson

    Chinese Cart

    I will probably go back to making wagons. I have pictures of a little grocery delivery wagon. I found it at an antique fair several years ago. I am in the process of drawing it up now. I am really reluctant to post the progress here as no one seems to be reading this forum. If they are then they are not responding. I put a lot of mu time and energy posting photos of the progress of my projects but I feel I am talking to myself.
  21. Bill Hudson

    Chinese Cart

    I could not get this project of the ground. The tiny details are too much for my nearly dead fingers. Perhaps some day I will make it in a larger scale. I really like this kettle kit.
  22. Bill Hudson

    1910 Popcorn Wagon

    Sad to say. I have put this project on permanent hold. Due to neuropathy in my fingers I am finding it very hard to do the very small stuff.
  23. Bill Hudson


    If you are reading this please respond with comment.
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    Did you miss the Fine Miniatures Forum?

    If you recently experienced a “Not Secure” notification when visiting the Fine Miniatures Forum, we are pleased to have the issues resolved. Google is requiring all websites to have something called an “SSL Certificate” or they will be flagged. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. We have updated the forum to include this protection so you should feel safe when visiting and posting at the site.
  25. Bill Hudson

    Good wishes

  26. WeekendMiniaturist

    1:6 Sighting of the Studley Tool Chest Poster?

    I'm feeling a little GWE...😎 Barbie even got an interview with Nancy Hiller at Lost Art Press... scroll down to the photo of Barbie with the caption as follows... https://blog.lostartpress.com/?s=barbie (I removed the picture, don't want LAP after me and I can't buy books.) "Proper stance and not a hair out of place" Is this a Bill Robertson plane? Those little curls look pretty authentic. I guess I could have cut some of my planing curls with scissors though. I just want to know how they made Barbie move in the videos.
  27. Instagram --> Search Barbiewoodshop... Need a little fun in your life? Did you love Barbie and Ken as a child? I love minis... check out this father/daughter dream team of 2020! We need to convert both of these two influencers to 1:12th scale!
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