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  • Have you scrolled miniatures?

    I've been asked to participate in a festival held by the Society of Miniature Enthusiasts - do demos and have products to sell. I did cut some tiny chairs and rocking chairs once, any good ideas out there for something different?
    Sue Mey
    Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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    get yourelf a pattern for something like The Wakefield clock by Dirk Boelman, or a number of other fretwork clocks,and shrink it down enough to use the tiniest insert you can buy (ive seen 15/16th inch ones at Klockit) and make micro-mini clocks. If your really gutsy, try a teeny-dome clock!!! Dale
    Dale w/ yella saws

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    • #3
      miniatures

      Good idea Dale, but those tiny inserts are not available here and I won't be able to import them in time
      Sue Mey
      Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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      • #4
        Hi Sue,

        I've seen several of the 3D patterns shrunk down to make earrings. That might be a possibility. There is also the postage stamps cut into puzzles. You can also shrink patterns for band saw boxes and cut them on a scrollsaw. Some of those puzzle box's could be fun.

        Hope some of those ideas help.

        Have fun - My eyesight is too bad to do many miniatures. I do envy those of you that can make the teeny things.

        Pat Lupori

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        • #5
          I guess you have to define miniatures.
          I did do the Milk Carton farm out of a 3/4 x 3/4 block and I ended up with 5 cows that sat across a penny.
          I have also done a Noahs Ark fretwork pattern on a 5x7 piece of wood. It could be made smaller. My skills have improved a little since then.
          The limitation would be the thickness of the kerf in the veining lines.
          The postage stamp jigssaws would also be a good miniature item to sell.

          You could also reduce the animal patterns from this link http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/sho...ight=hurricane
          I don't presume they are anywhere as nice as the patterns you do. I just think the simplicity would enable you to cut them very small.

          Hope these ideas help

          Carl
          CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
          "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
          Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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          • #6
            Hi Sue;
            I did some searching around for some ideas or even patterns for you but really didn't come up with much worthwhile.
            But just out of curiosity and while on the theme of miniatures I would like to share a picture of some miniatures that were made on a full size wood lathe.
            Nope. . . there is no trick photography involved. It is just a very close up picture of the real thing. The whole three are able to sit comfortably (one at a time) on the head of an ordinary standard size stick pin.

            If you manage to get all the info required on making miniatures and succeed in making them, please post pictures of them. Miniatures are intriguing (sp?) to me no matter what method was used to make them.
            W.Y.

            http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

            The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

            Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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            • #7
              Mini's

              Might try some small puzzles. You could go a little smaller than these big ones.
              Rick Hutcheson
              http://www.scrollsaws.com

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              • #8
                Mini's

                Or a couple of other ideas.
                Rick Hutcheson
                http://www.scrollsaws.com

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                • #9
                  WOW . . thanks Rick;
                  I had forgotten that you were into miniatures when I first posted on this topic. Awsome work. I will remember that in the future when a topic about miniatures comes up.
                  W.Y.
                  http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                  The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                  Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                  • #10
                    Here are a one-cent stamp and a 9/11 stamp, cut into puzzle pieces along the colors lines of images within the stamp's picture.

                    Carter



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                    • #11
                      More Mini's

                      If I just had some smaller lathe tools I think I could get smaller and better at this.
                      Rick Hutcheson
                      http://www.scrollsaws.com

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                      • #12
                        Way to go Rick;
                        Can I *borrow* that picture to show on my tuning board in an on going recent discussion? Or perhaps you would like to post it yourself. ?
                        When they get that small you have to make your own tools.
                        The one I posted here earlier was not of my own making. I have never attempted anything quite that small yet . It was made by a good friend in Red Deer , Alberta, Canada.
                        W.Y.
                        http://www.picturetrail.com/willyswoodcrafting

                        The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

                        Delta P-20 Scroll Saw, 14" x 43" Craftex Wood Lathe and Jet 10" Mini Lathe .

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                        • #13
                          miniatures

                          Thanks Pat, long time no speak - I am still working on getting that S.A. page together for your SAW site

                          Carl, thanks for the animal patterns and William for your search. Rick, you are of course the king of tiny and Carter, those postage stamps are awesome

                          I did some more homework and also visited numerous sites last night, it would seem this society is mostly into 'dollshouses' or box rooms, with all the furniture and fittings to scale. Right down to tiny bowls of fruit, books, quilts, lamps etc - quite amazing. One site sells perfect replica period furniture in 1" and 2" scale. Various sites have furniture kits ready for assembly, with the kit pieces cut by laser. I found a few free patterns for mission style furniture.

                          Will post photos when I get something cut.
                          Sue Mey
                          Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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                          • #14
                            Hi Sue,

                            No Problem on the SAW page. Just send me some pictures (prefereably with one of you in there) and I will take care of creating the page. We have recently added some pictures from England and Denmark in the World Gallery.

                            Pat Lupori

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                            • #15
                              These are my favorite miniatures of all time. Maybe you'll find inspiration from something in here

                              http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/fa...le/fchome.html

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