Second wooden medieval style lantern I made at the Maker Space on the laser cutter/engraver
I really adored the medieval style lantern I built using the laser cutter at the Maker Space and since I had a few other things to cut, and had extra wood to use for the file… decided to re-cut the pieces for this design for a second version.
It took… a while to get to this project. I originally submitted it for cutting on the laser at the Maker Space back before Covid hit – and then with delays at the Maker Space due to scheduling and staffing, and then.. well.. Covid shutting the whole thing down for a long time, I only was able to get back in there to actually CUT it in September-October 2022. Continue reading →
Laser cut and engraved birch horse-head wooden decorative combs
While at the Maker Space in September/October 2022 I had a few things I wanted to use the laser cutter for – however they wouldn’t all fit on one piece of wood together, so I had to spread them out. However that meant that I had extra space on my wood… so rather than spending a lot of time researching and designing new projects, I really just went back to some of the files I’d already made and added them into the digital layout.
The horse-head combs I made a few years ago were one of these files. I ended up fitting two new combs onto the digital file (though I cleaned up the file a little bit to cut more smoothly) along with a few other items. I’ll blog about those separately! Continue reading →
Miniature bookshelf for my friend’s 2020 Christmas gift
Last year, you might remember that I made a few little furniture/decorative pieces for my friend who collects and displays fashion dolls. (Like the Asian inspired shelf, or some of the other Making Miniatures posts)
Well, before covid shut everything down, I used the maker studio’s laser cutter for a few other things as well, and for Christmas 2020 I ended up finishing them off and giving them to my friend as well. (Her Instagram, @CanadianFashionDoll isn’t really being used currently, but maybe she’ll be up and running again?)
One of the pieces I wanted to make was a mid-century style showcase shelf – the kind of shelf not just for books, but to display artwork, vases, or maybe even to hang favourite clothing?
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Both of the side tables I made for my doll-collecting friend.
My recent posts have been about miniature furniture that I’ve made for my doll-collecting friend. (Don’t worry, this isn’t a secret project! I’m not ruining a surprise by posting here!)
I saw these really cute two-shelf tables on Pinterest (looking at all the miniatures has started to fill up my Pinterest feed with more minis…) from 1 inch minis by Kris, and decided to make some myself. While she does offer a pattern, it wasn’t in a laser-cutter friendly format, so I re-drafted it in Adobe Illustrator, making a shelf, legs, base, and top. Continue reading →
Small triangular shelf for my friend’s doll display
Over the past few weeks I’ve showed off some little miniature furniture I made for my doll-collecting friend, for her to use in her doll display dioramas. When I was made with the items I’d designed and drafted, I had some wooden pieces left over, and decided to make a few more small things, including this triangle-shaped stand.
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