If the other miniature projects this week haven't tempted you, perhaps you'd enjoy woodworking in miniature. Wooden miniatures include dolls houses and furniture, wooden models of cars, bikes, trains and planes, miniature wood carvings, marquetry and turned miniatures to name just a few.
Anything you can do in full scale, someone is also attempting in miniature. Woodworking in miniature has beginnings in some simple techniques and hand tools which can be used for all kinds of miniature woodwork. You don't need specially scaled wood, many miniaturists carve or build from scrap wood, old bits of furniture and picture frames, or wooden craft or stir sticks.
Useful Tools For Miniature Woodwork
- Use a Simple Miter Box for Straight Cuts of Scale Wood
- How to Use a Jeweller's or Piercing Saw and a Bench Pin - For Pierced and Curved Cuts in Fine Wood and Metal
- Choose Hobby and Carving Knives - Learn How to Keep Them Sharp.
- Choose a Pin Vise or Mini Drill
- Choosing Files for Metal and Woodwork
Beginner's Miniature Woodworking Projects
- Make Miniature Fruit Crates and Simple Boxes.
- Make a Scale Miniature Window Box or Storage Box
- Make a Dolls House Scale Walking Penguin Toy
- Carve a Simple Rope Molding In Miniature
- Make a Simple Miniature Table
- Make a Miniature Kitchen Chair
Interested in Starting a New Hobby? You might like to try some of these:
- Model Trains - Where Do I Go From Here?
- Cross Stitch - Candlewicking Basics
- Collectibles - Start Collecting Movie Memorabilia
- Painting - Start a Hobby Week: Understanding Color Theory
- Dance - Before You Buy Dance Wear
- DIY Fashion - Junk Jewelry for Beginners
- Crochet - Resources for Learning the Double Crochet Stitch
- Beadwork - Free Beading Patterns
- Pottery - Beginning Hand Building Techniques and Projects
- Rubber Stamping - Start Digital Stamping
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