This weekend we had our annual miniature fair in Johannesburg. A few weeks ago I told you that I was busy finishing up some of our local club projects.
Well, here they are all finished. the shaving stand was made from cherry wood. The hinges for the blanket chest was copied from a pair of circa 1770 Pennsylvania hinges that I found on a website.
I used dovetails and a slide in bottom for the drawer construction.
The carved door panel slides into the door stiles.
The mirror supports with tongue and groove joints.
The drawer knobs were turned from ivory, I found an old broken piece of a carved tusk awhile ago at an antique fair.
A comment from Josje on my FaceBook page inspired me to make the shaving set. The lathering bowl and brush was fairly easy to make, the old fashioned straight razor was another story though. I found a fair amount of info on restoring and making these in an internet search. The bowl and brush was turned out of ivory and I also used ivory for the sides of the razor.
Here are a photo of the inner workings of the razor, sometime I want to make another one and refine some of the techniques I used as I was a in a bit of a hurry to finish this one in time for the fair.
And now I guess you want to know what I bought at the fair :-)
Some Proxxon cutters and a container for tiny stuff, I like the see through lids.
And the tool bargain of the day, one needle file and three escapement files at $5 each.
Quite a few people got rid of some of their stash and I found these two bargains.
A fireplace kit from Phoenix Model Developments in England for $5 and...
this wonderful fine tea set from Avon Miniatures, also from England for a mere $9, my lucky day I think. The wash set that is on the shaving stand is also from Avon Miniatures, I bought that set back in 2006 in a miniatures shop in Bath, England.
Have a great weekend everybody
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