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 have finished cutting all 28 back legs for my chairs, on the left you can see the jig I made for shaping the sides of the legs as they do have a bit of a curve in them. On the right is an adjustment I made for the second cut that I showed you in my previous post, because the legs are so small, the wood pushes into the jig while you are cutting with the result that your leg is slightly too big, so I glued a scrap of wood in to act as an stop. In the middle is the first back splat not quite finished, the jewelers saw comes in very handy for cutting out all these little pieces.
The back splat starts its life as 1/8" thick, but loses over half its thickness by sanding with a drum sander to a curved shape. This one still needs a bit of refinement with files before it will be ready. The back splat is definitely the most challenging and time consuming part of this chair.
I am in need of a few very fine files, tomorrow we have a big annual hobby show in Johannesburg where there will be very nice tools for sale, generally meant for jewelry making but a lot of them very handy for miniatures, so you now you know what is on my program for tomorrow :-)
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.