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Project by dreadhead posted 1548 days ago 2673 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All of my life I have been fascinated by anything miniature. My love for miniatures and woodworking finally came together now that I have a break from school. This is my first 1/12 scale piece. The top is spalted maple, and the base it walnut. The splines in the miters are also maple. All the surfaces are hand planed to final finish. The finish is wipe on polly, 3 thin coats.

To make this and future mini projects possible I made 3 miniature chisels first. Made from old files I had. I trued them on the stone, ground the bevel, tempered the tips, and honed them to a mirror finish. The handles are turned from some Osage Orange scraps. These babies work like a charm. I plane to start doing more scaled hand-cut joinery in the future pieces. Mortise chisel, dovetail chisel, and regular flat bench chisel.

The last picture is a tiny butterfly joint in a table top. Its a work in progress, I just wanted to put the chisels to the test.

Thanks for looking

-Marco

-- - Marco





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WoodenSoldier

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#1 posted 1548 days ago

Wow. Incredible.

How did you make the butterfly key that small? I’m debating on using the same thing for a project but I’m trying to decide the best way to make the key.

-- Create something everyday.

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Ecocandle

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#2 posted 1548 days ago

That is really cool. It would be awesome in full scale too.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1548 days ago

this great and really amazing

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 1548 days ago

Everything looks awesome , but your Spalted Maple looks like Beech in the pictures. Congrats on making the mini chisels and the handles are sweet as well .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#5 posted 1548 days ago

theres a new market i should venture into as well.
Ant furnishings

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

neat work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Kate

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

That’s great. I love it. I love that you made your chisels too. Tiny tools for tiny work.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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twokidsnosleep

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#8 posted 1548 days ago

Holy smokes. Without a quarter in there they wold look full scale. Miniature or not, that is fine craftsmanship!

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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dakremer

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#9 posted 1548 days ago

either that coffee table is really small or that quarter is HUGE!!! I would love to see this table full scale, I really like the design a lot!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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hrvoje

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#10 posted 1548 days ago

nice man

-- hrvoje

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 1548 days ago

Very cool, not sure I could pull off something so small.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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huff

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#12 posted 1548 days ago

What a great project all the way around! Love the fact that you made your own tools first. I’m like dakremer, I would love to see that table full scale. Super job!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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SPalm

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#13 posted 1548 days ago

That is super cool. I am amazed.
Nice craftsmanship too,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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tyskkvinna

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#14 posted 1548 days ago

love this! I want one full size…

I really appreciate seeing 1:12 furniture. :) It’s what I work in.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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Heidi Neely

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#15 posted 1548 days ago

Miniatures are so cool! Looks great, and can’t wait to see what the final project looks like for that mini-table top with the butterfly! : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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