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    Talking Things are shrinking over here

    I was asked to make some things for someone who collects dolls hsouses. These are 1/2th scale so equate to being a 12" bowl and a 9" tall vase. Made of beech. The coin is a 5p piece, not sure of the equivalent size coin in foreign money



    Pete
    Last edited by Pete MoncrieffJury; 01-31-2010 at 10:28 PM.

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    Very well done Pete. Really nice small turnings.
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    It's good to see somebody ELSE making a few li'l bitty turned pieces for once!

    Here's a few minis I've done:

    Phillipine ebody, tagua finial:




    Tagua bowl:




    Fiddleback maple plate & bowl (that's not tearout on the plate):




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    I'm pretty sure a 5p piece is foreign money. Nice work on the nearly invisible bowl and vase though

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    Great Job there. It's hard to do details on mineatures.

    Our doll houses, this side of the pond, are not as grand, they are 1/12 scale.

    If I remember correctly, your 5p is about the size of our nickle (5 cents).

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    I'll bet you guys had to add a lot of ballast to your lathes to be able to swing those monsters without having your lathes go walking across the shop. The sanding must have been a killer, too.

    Great work, both of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I'll bet you guys had to add a lot of ballast to your lathes to be able to swing those monsters without having your lathes go walking across the shop. The sanding must have been a killer, too.

    Great work, both of you.
    Not as bad as these little pests. I was asked to make these for someone.

    Mahogany, 15mm

    Walnut 15mm

    Walnut 24mm

    Walnut 30mm

    Let's just say I won't be cutting my finger nails for a while.

    Pete

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