Archives for: "May 2017"

Watson Mill - circle library, part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the circle library.  With the ladder moved to the front wall, I now have 8 3/4" of library wall space not including the two vertical end boards that will close it on the sides.  I marked the final position of the center circle.  This… more »

Watson Mill - circle library, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the circle library.  The wood veneer buckled on the outer surfaces of the circle supports.  I didn't have enough to redo both circles, so I redid only the smaller one.  I hope once the books are in place it won't show.  I also will… more »

Walnut Bay Light - vintage photo

by brae  

I finally gave FotoSketcher a try - it's a software a Greenleaf forum member showed us not too long ago.  You can make drawings, paintings, etc. from your regular photos.  I took a photo of Walnut Bay Light and played with the settings.  I love the… more »

Mod Flowers rug - restart

by brae  

I often restart needlework projects, and the Mod Flowers rug has fallen into that category.  I worried about the outcome when the iron on transfer spread as much as it did, but I didn't listen to my inner voice. I completed roughly 12 hours of stitching… more »

Early Summer Sale

by brae  

I'm having an Early Summer Sale in my etsy shop through May 31, 2017.  Use coupon code OTTERINESHIPFREE for free U.S. shipping on orders of $20 and up.  I am also offering a $4 discount on international shipping on orders of $20 and up, but you'll have… more »

Watson Mill - circle library, part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the circle library.   I added more cardboard around the circle supports to increase the depth to 3/4" since I determined my 5/8" depth was too narrow for the books I've been making.  I was able to use the existing supports since they… more »

The Scale Cabinetmaker

by brae  

The Scale Cabinetmaker was a periodical printed from 1976 - 1996 on fine miniature making.  I've perused the occasional volume here and there, but there are 80 issues in total so collecting them one at a time seemed rather daunting.  You can find them… more »

Watson Mill - Vintage Lundby and pulleys

by brae  

I've been mainly working on books behind the scenes, though no more are fully assembled beyond what I did last time.  I've been doing batches of each part of the process in the evenings so I can then have a few marathon assembly sessions. :D I borrowed… more »

Watson Mill - Books

by brae  

I drew the circle library with tall shelves, but I want to make sure this will look good before spending the time on construction.  I also want to make sure I build in enough depth to the shelves for realistic books.  To that end, I need to have my… more »

Citroën DS19 1/16 - part 3

by brae  

After applying putty to even out the body panels and letting the Citroën DS19 sit for a few days, I came to the realization that I don't need this kind of stress.  pffft.  If there's one thing I do well, it's making junkers. So, let's have some fun and… more »

Watson Mill - more on layouts

by brae  

I liked the dumbwaiter so much, I wanted it closer to the circle library so it could be more easily photographed.  I can't swap it with the ladder, since there would be no adjacent floor upstairs to step onto from the ladder.  This, my friends, is why… more »

What'd you call me?

by brae  

A dumbwaiter, that's what.  :D  As I mentioned previously, Gustav will have only a ladder leading to the upper room, so it would be cumbersome for him to bring up late night milk and cookies while maintaining safe practices on the ladder.  I rigged up a… more »