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03-05-2014 06:14 PM
pretender74 Thanks everyone. I did not realize how many people were into miniatures. You are right it is more enjoyable to copy the full size. It just causes me to bite my tongue more often and being a shaky ol'76 doesn't improve things
03-05-2014 10:02 AM
routergieck I have found if you are going to make "custom" projects - in this case dollhouse material - it is best to try to duplicate items that are familiar to whoever you are making the items for. In this case you may make a ding room suite or a bedroom suite that matches the real ones that your friend has. It is appealing to the recipient to be able to recognize the item you have made and they will then have a keepsake and story to go with it. Pictures are invaluable to work from as they can be resized to match any scale you are working with and provide a great guideline to duplicate items to make them very recognizable.

Dennis
03-04-2014 06:11 PM
old55 Welcome to the forum.
03-04-2014 02:02 PM
Dejure I don't know what kind of equipment you have. A band saw will pump out a lot of nice wood siding, trim, flooring porch hand rails and so forth.

A scroll saw will make small gingerbread (corbels, etc.) for exterior details.

I used to pick up chunks of old growth redwood cedar from the waste of cedar mills here in the Pacific Northwest, band saw them into chunks, then split them into shakes.
03-04-2014 01:49 PM
Semipro Welcome to the forums,pretender74
03-04-2014 08:38 AM
BCK welcome aboard.....enjoy
03-04-2014 07:22 AM
jw2170 Hi N/a, welcome to the forum.

I have moved your post to another thread.
03-04-2014 07:06 AM
pretender74
Dolls houses.....

Hi.My current wood working is doing miniature(good ones) for my lady friends doll house she got me interested in. Any hints or ideas would be most appreciated. I also do some full size items like the table to set the house on. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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