I did not accomplish much in the way of miniatures this summer. I did manage to get a few things started and worked on odds and ends which I will share in later posts.
It occurred to me that the reason that I enjoy reading miniature blogs is to learn new techniques that others share. I do enjoy seeing the end result when a miniature room is completed and filled with wonderful miniatures.
It also occurred to me that everyone has certain items that they work with that they "could not live without" when working in miniature. I thought that it would be fun to share my few items and perhaps others will post their favourites too.
The table saw is a relatively new addition to my workroom. I have not done a lot of woodwork so I took a lot of time to decide if I was going to make such a big expenditure for this saw. I love it and as I work with it more and more find that I am really happy with it. I have started a project that I will share later with everyone and this saw is making it fun to do the project.
Measuring is sometimes a challenge for small items so I am a huge fan of the mini square and the centre finding ruler.
Another item that I find invaluable is the gluing jigs made by Kreative Acrylics. I like to clamp small items to the corner and leave them to set to a perfect right angle.
And, my most recent find - the rare earth magnet right angle gluing jig. It comes in a couple of sizes - one perfect for anyone doing 1/24 scale.
A number of these items are available through the Micro-Mark catalogue and website. I picked up a couple of the items below at the local hardware store.
|Microlux Tilt Arbor Table Saw - Micro-Mark|
|Mini Square - Micro-Mark|
|Centre Finding Ruler - Lee Valley Tools|
|Mini Level - Micro-Mark|
|Large Square -Hardware Store|
|Clamps - Hardware Store|
|Kreative Acrylics - Gluing Jig|
|Rare Earth Magnetic Right Angle Clamps - Micro-Mark|