|Forum topic by bonobo||posted 06-02-2013 12:28 AM||566 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-02-2013 12:28 AM
My wife is working on a small bronze figurine and I need to build a tiny chair for it. I’m planning to model it after a vintage oak swivel office chair. I’m guessing the total height will be about 6”.
I’d like it to have a nice fine finish but don’t want to have to struggle with any really hard, difficult wood. Suggestions? It has to be strong enough to support an 10” tall bronze figure. I was thinking mahogany maybe?
Lastly, I was hoping somebody here might tell me if it’s worth it to use this as an excuse to splurge on some Auriou rifflers or a modelling rasp, since there are a fair number of curves in the design and I’d like to avoid using a dremel if I can.
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