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  1. 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 ha
  2. Kathe

    Wood advice

    Hi all, I am a beginner...wanting to find a good wood to carve details into. Basswood isn’t very user friendly. Chips and crumbles a lot. However since I am a beginner I don’t want to ruin expensive wood. Is there an affordable alternative to bass/limewood? Thank you!
  3. Jo-AnnS

    Parquetry Table

    One of the things I love doing is making parquetry furniture, namely tables. As I have a drafting background, I use the computer to draft up a design which I print out. I then choose my veneers and start cutting out the shapes. I always cut the piece (using an Olfa knife and ruler) and glue it down before cutting out the next piece and gluing it down. That way, if the pattern gets away from you, it's easier to adjust as you go along. Once all the pieces are glued down, I sand it until I can't feel the joints. The rest of the table gets built and assembled and then I finish the piece with
  4. MissyBoling

    Work in Progress

    In response to Bill's challenge, here is what's on my workbench today. My workbench is my kitchen table, and it has overflowed onto the kitchen hutch. The petitpoint in my hand is actually further along than that now, but the person who commissioned it has asked me not to show more recent pictures until she can show it off herself. When I finish that, I need to finish the stockings and rug to send off to another customer. The stacks of wood are the first miniature lumber I've cut myself, and it still needs to be thicknessed. It's for several different projects - a 1960s credenza and a 193
  5. Debora Beijerbacht

    Wood Database

    Below is a great link I use every once in a while; it's the Wood-Database. Here you can browse through woods by common name, scientific name or appearance. http://www.wood-database.com/wood-identification/ I've found it be a helpful guide to select the right kind of woods for the various jobs i'd had. It also was helpful to determine what sort of woods were in a big package of assorted veneers that i'd bought online once. Besides that there are lots of articles on all sort of wood related subjects. For instance; http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/ If
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