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    Little things

    Someone mentioned us Brits making little things. It could be 'cos we are all skint (no money) or just tight fisted.

    Had a go at the offcuts box today



    All are 1/12th size and include:-

    Coffee table, rolling pin, mortar & pestle, honey dipper, small bowl, spalted beech bowl, natural edge yew bowl, tureen with lid and box with lid. The coin is a 50p piece and is about 1" dia.

    Pete

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    The table and items on it would win the 'scrap wood' contest, fer sure.
    Very nice and good work.

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    Those are great Pete!



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    Great stuff!

    I'm amazed that the spalting on that little bowl is in scale with the work.

    I'm envious of your skill and your eyesight

    Ditto what Frank said about the scrap pile project.
    All the best,
    Ian G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gillis View Post
    Great stuff!



    I'm envious of your skill and your eyesight

    Ditto what Frank said about the scrap pile project.
    Have a go. They take about 20 minutes each to make and you can use almost any wood. You need small tools is all. I made mine from old masonry nails but have a set coming for a Christmas present. They really are easy and a lot of fun.

    What's the 'scrap pile project' or is it just a colonial joke?

    Pete

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    Hi Peter

    We might pull your imperial leg over some issues, but the contest is for real. Kalea posted details a few days ago.

    http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=12886
    All the best,
    Ian G

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    Pete those are some great looking pieces.
    Bernie W.

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    What do you use, an electronic microscope mounted over your lathe, or a macro lathe I can hardly see things that small and you're putting details on them. It's a good thing I can blow up pictures on my screen so they can actually be view.

    Great pieces...
    Chuck
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    HeHe!

    It just occurred to me that his projects are smaller than my mistakes!!
    All the best,
    Ian G

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    Great fun

    Pete,
    Wonderful job. The Doll House ladies must love you!! Over here the best source for tools is the dentist. The effort is great training and puts a whole new definition on concentration.
    Well done and thanks for sharing.
    Peter

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