Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Miniature Deer's Head - a Weekend Project


For this weekend I chose this fun little project - a deer's head plaque. Pieces are ready to be cut out!


What are you working on?

Natalia

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll Saw Project - Finale


The design of a Victoria carriage that I've finished last week is based on a typical carriage made in Dereham at the end of the 19 century and which Mr. Skinner (the Original Director of Hobbies in December 1895) used to transport himself and his family to church each Sunday.


The design has been reproduced by Hobbies Design as close to the original as possible. The original that you see in black/white picture was cut in white holly.


I used black walnut and white ash for my Victoria Carriage to get the contrast of 2 woods and enhance the beauty of the carriage.

The Victoria Carriage is 13,5" long and 7" high. There are 3 seats there:

the coachman's seat and the passengers' seat


as well as a place for your baggage


The floor of the Victoria Carriage is covered with a velvet paper color Wine.

I used working LED coachman lights to make it easy for a coachman to drive in the dark.



Victoria Carriage pattern for scroll saw by Hobbies.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll saw Project - Day 8


Ah! Ah! Ah! Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Firstly, based on the plan, I made these kind of knobs (whatever they are called in real life,:))). I liked the contrast in colors, and the wheels actually were working,


but very wiggly...

After observing my Victoria carriage for a couple of days I decided to change the knobs and make the wheels non-working.


The good thing is I can change my mind again and make the wheels working even with new knobs, but then a question is raised: where this carriage would bring me?

Natalia, looking for horses...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll Saw Project - Day 7


Here is a fun day has come...

At least I thought so.

I've learnt it from doing miniature needlepoint: one thing is to stitch and absolutely different thing is to put your final project together.

The scroll saw pattern for a Carriage doesn't have instructions on how to assemble it. So, based on a provided picture of a carriage in black/white color I started to put it together.

In spite of the fact that all parts fit each other perfectly I made a mistake assembling this piece. Thanks to my intuition I haven't glued anything yet.


I put together the base and assembled the driver's seat.


Added some decorative parts on the sides of a carriage and steps.


I decided to use some velvet paper (color Wine) to cover the floor of the carriage and bring more color to it,


and then real life took me away from the miniature world leaving the carriage at this unfinished point:


to be continued...

Natalia

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll Saw Project - Day 5-6


Last 2 days took me to finish the pieces of my Victoria carriage.

I used 3 coats of Clear Wood Finish Spray (Satin) with sanding in between of coats.

This is a picture of the parts of the carriage before applying Satin Finish


and after


Feel the difference? I wish you could have a chance to touch it - it is sooo smooth, :))))

Tomorrow I will have an absolutely different fun - I will enjoy putting it together!

Natalia

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll saw Project - Day 4


Упорство и труд все перетрут!

Done! I've finished cutting out all parts for a Victoria Carriage.


Last pieces were finished yesterday!

Now it is time for sanding and finishing wood!

to be continued...
Natalia

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll Saw Project - Day 3


Phew... Not much work, but I have finished cutting out what I've planned for today.


to be continued...

Natalia

Friday, January 17, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll Saw Project - Day 2


Yesterday I was sawing crazy! My goal is to finish it by next Monday.


Not much left now though, just wheels and a couple more pieces.

to be continued...

Natalia

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Victoria Carriage Scroll Saw Project - Day 1


I keep working on cutting out the pieces for my Steeple Church and in between I've decided to start a new project - Victoria Carriage. I am using 2 kinds of wood: walnut and white ash, 1/8" thickness each.

Today I cut out a couple of pieces:


I am very excited to keep working on this project...

See you tomorrow,
Natalia