Hi, my name is Elga and I live in South Africa. I love dollhouses and miniatures. My two biggest passions are furniture making and embroidery and of course the two combined. Welcome and enjoy browsing my blog.
I came to a place in the construction of the sewing table where I really needed 100% accuracy, I don't have a milling machine yet, but I remembered that Proxxon sells a compound table for my drill press so I bought one and it works fantastic!!! I cut a piece of MDF to the size of the table, screwed it on and used a cutter to cut grooves as far as the table can move to all four sides and put wood pieces in the grooves to give me 90 degree corners to push my work piece against. I also wrote down the directions to turn the handles because I sometimes forget and then it goes the wrong direction!!!!
Here I am busy cutting mortises in the top for the raising support of the table top which will look something like this when it is finished. The piece of wood is only 1/32" thick so I am keeping it in place with double-sided tape.
The Proxxon drill press can't be locked at a certain height for constant cutting at a certain depth, so my clever husband modified the handle so that you can do just that.
On hot summer days I take my tools outside to what we call a "stoep" in South Africa, how nice to work outside in a gentle breeze with bird song and some bathing in the fountain which you can't see because it is behind the drill press in the garden.
Here the top is in the table, on the left you can see the caster parts that my husband is busy making for the tables next to the Housework caster on the right that we all probably have seen. My husband has never done anything like this before and this small so I am very proud of him and grateful because there is just nothing like this out there that I know of.
I am married and the mother of two grown up daughters plus two dogs and two cats. I love working with my hands and enjoy furniture making, petit point, doll making, crochet and knitting and I am also building a dollhouse to house all my treasures.