Thursday, December 20, 2012

Casket: Ten Drawers

I have been working on all the tiny drawers of the casket over the last week or so, the casket has a total of ten drawers.

All the pieces of these drawers are so very small, so I will first show you how I work with them. Instead of trying to glue tiny pieces of paper to the wood, I find it easier to cut one long strip of paper and glue all the wood pieces to the paper.

Here all the sides are already glued to the drawer bases and I am busy gluing the fronts on, before gluing the fronts on I gently cut away the paper where the glue needs to go.

The trickiest part is gluing on the teeny tiny strips to the front that frames the velvet paper. I start with a long strip and glue it to the short sides with the help of my Lego blocks to keep it straight until the glue starts taking.

Busy drying. After the glue has dried, I cut the extra wood off and do the same to the other short side and then fill in the two long sides.

For the outside paper I cut long strips and start covering the drawers by first gluing the bases down. And yes, I forgot to take photos of the rest of the process. Basically I cut the drawers off the paper strip, cut out the back corners, glue the back first and then the sides. Once everything is nice and dry, I color all the exposed wood edges with the silver marker. Lastly I glue in the velvet paper and add the little drawer knobs which are jewelry findings.

All the drawers in place, you can only see four of the ten drawers here.

With the top row unpacked there are five now, so where are the rest?

Well, now you can see seven drawers in the blue casket, we are getting there slowly.

The top row of secret drawers unpacked from the blue casket, they are a bit shorter than the middle row because the drawer knobs need to fit in behind the sliding panel.

The blue casket completely unpacked and yes, there are ten drawers ;-) And remember under the center top removable ink tray there is another little hidey hole.

Have a wonderful day


Helma said...

Elga , how tiny the pieces!


carmen said...

que buen trabajo...feliz navidad !

Dorien Litjes said...

Dear Elga,
It's amazing. All those tiny pieces.

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Giac said...

Hello Elga,
Once again, amazing! Thank you for the step by step insturctions. Working with such small pieces looks daunting, but you have done an incredible job of it. The finished project is just wonderful.
Big hug,

Catherine said...

You have to be the most patient person I have ever known. Every piece it perfect too.

Josje said...

So many exciting!!! ;-)
It just keeps looking better and better!

miraclechicken said...

These are wonderful! So tiny, love to see more---

Ilona said...

This caskets really are stunning work, Elga, you must have so much patience, incredible :D!
Groete, Ilona

Fabiola said...

Bye Faby

Fi.P said...

You are amazing Elga!!

Enjoy your BBQ for Christmas and I hope its not too hot for you. It will be 39 tomorrow but fortunately cooler for Christmas day.

Have a wonderful Christmas.
ML Fi xx