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Mikros Kosmos #14: I've always wanted a ceiling like that.

07-25-2010 05:10 AM by tyskkvinna | 8 comments »

I finished out the stair-room today. Oopmh, that was a lot of wood in such a tiny room! I couldn’t find a mirror, but when I do, I will take a photo behind the stairs pointing up. The trim goes all the way around, on all four levels, even though only dust bunnies will be able to see it. I couldn’t let it be unfinished. The pattern on the ceiling is very big, but also very non-invasive. It’s pale blue and white, which evokes the feeling of the sky. I’ve done i...

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Mikros Kosmos #13: One room done...

07-24-2010 04:40 PM by tyskkvinna | 8 comments »

Pretty small update today. I worked on this for quite a while last night, actually, but progress was slow. It was a lot of measuring and re-measuring. I mentioned the other day that I cut up a bunch of cherry and mahogany. I still forgot to take a photo of the lot. Ooops. The cherry was salvaged, from a shipping pallet. I have used some pieces of it for my “tiny art” series wall hangings. I had a plank of it with me, that was ready to go for more engraving (It even had one side...

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Mikros Kosmos #12: It's the, er, little things.

07-23-2010 05:18 AM by tyskkvinna | 9 comments »

I was going to work on some exterior stuff today, but, uh, it was raining pretty hard all day. Now it isn’t like I needed to work outside on the house, but I was going to spray paint the trim pieces which was going to require being outside. I don’t like it when the indoors smells like spray paint .. So I sat on the porch and spent a few minutes staining these, and then let them dry. Fortunately it doesn’t take long for this to dry. These planks are leftover from a pre...

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Mikros Kosmos #11: I like shiny floors.

07-22-2010 04:20 AM by tyskkvinna | 31 comments »

By the way, I’m happy to be back. :-) It’s true. I like my hardwood floors very shiny, with a glass-like surface. So—the floors were all glued in through the whole house. They were, however, a wee bit uneven. There’s some slight variance in the planks – we’re talking less than 1/16”. Just enough to be OBVIOUS in such a tiny scale. So I got some sandpaper and used a little sanding block (which was a piece of purpleheart, haha, just what I had...

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Mikros Kosmos #10: And they say the outside doesn't count

07-15-2010 05:24 AM by tyskkvinna | 14 comments »

I was actually going to work on other things today, but I ended up having a really rough day and wanted something quiet to focus on. So I shifted gears and worked on the tiny house a little bit, though I opted to not work on the saw. (At least not until later—but that’s another story) After some heavy debate, I painted these pieces yellow. And these pieces red. I put a lot of debate into that, actually, and whether I should just paint the big pieces or do somethin...

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Mikros Kosmos #9: The sawmill is up and running....

07-14-2010 05:09 AM by tyskkvinna | 13 comments »

I got a very pleasant surprise today! I do not know if the person who sent it wants to be ID’d or not – but thank you. :) These pieces were all planed to 1/8” and had a destiny waiting for them… Halfway there. Can you guess? In addition to the wood I received today (I did not cut it all!!) I also used a few pieces of 1/8” exotic I had, which was waiting for just this project. Thought you’d get a kick out of this. I’m sure you all are...

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Mikros Kosmos #8: Woah!

07-13-2010 04:50 AM by tyskkvinna | 17 comments »

I started by assembling the window frames. I used little rubber bands, which works very well in this application. Thankfully I did not cut the mitres, so they actually fit. ;) I let those dry for a day, or so. So I worked on the wallpaper for the top… If you notice the lines, I had intended for the centre room to be a tiny bit bigger. and then I noticed that the margin for the paper was sooo close. So I just made the centre room 12” wide. That works. Painted t...

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Mikros Kosmos #4: Glue!!

07-06-2010 04:28 PM by tyskkvinna | 29 comments »

This was a fun part of the project.. gluing the skeleton together. I think you all can appreciate this – it has to be glued entirely together, in structure, while the glue is still wet. If I did the left and right walls and had them out of square, the front might not fit. I actually kind of hate this setup – I’ve done other houses where you can slowly build your way up. Also, this mdf is not the sturdiest stuff in the world… I thought about busting out my bessie...

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Mikros Kosmos #3: Hey look, handtools...

07-05-2010 05:33 AM by tyskkvinna | 33 comments »

Amusing tiny back-story: I have received more than one piece of “hate mail” from persons who feel I do not do “real” woodworking because I do most of my work on CNC. Now, I don’t particularly care if anybody wants to call what I do “woodworking” or not – this is a fight I’ve fought for too many years, in many genres. (I embrace technology. A lot of artists feel this is killing art as a whole and as such, I should never be deemed an artist....

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Mikros Kosmos #1: And it begins.

06-30-2010 05:12 AM by tyskkvinna | 14 comments »

Okay all. Time for something a little bit different. This story has a preface: When I was wee, I kept to myself. I was not particularly interested in playing with other children, though I did have some friends. I had a series of autoimmune disorders that kept me occupied (and often still do). I was allowed to have any books I wanted. While I did my fair share of reading of young adult literature (Nancy Drew!) my favourite thing – and thing I asked for most – were things abou...

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