You know what the best kind of constructive criticism is? When someone says, "That accessory looks cheap, I'm going to send you something fabulous to replace it." Haaaaaaaaaa! Ok, that wasn't a direct quote from Bill, but he certainly did send some fabulous things for Walnut Bay Light.
There are a few model ship items including a Bluenose II name plate, anchor and tiny cannon.
My original upper tower room had a table with charts and a jewelry finding magnifying glass.
Bill fashioned a new magnifying glass from a Canon camera viewfinder lens, brass tubing and a belaying pin. :D Fantastic! He said I needed chart dividers, too. These actually function! You open them by squeezing the rounded parts. There's also a spyglass.
And, that led to Telescope: Otterine Model, Serial number 1, as Bill named it. :D I told him I never got around to that part since I ran out of time.
He engraved No. 1 on the base!
There's a removable lens cap, too.
It's a remarkable piece, and it was his first try!
He even made the height set for me if I were to shrink to 1:12 scale. :D
He sent me many bits and bobs to get the creative juices flowing
This particular piece has great potential for an outdoor light fixture.
He sent two old ties with great potential for fabric items. Even the boxes he packed the items in are great!
Thanks so much, Bill! Truly generous! :D
Superb craftsmanship and so very thoughtful.
Gorgeous work! The telescope and other pieces are perfect! And look beautiful in the lighthouse!
This is absolutely fabulous! You’re happy to have such talented and generous friends.
AMAZING! I’ve just gotten some brass and brass tubing with no clue what to do with them, and these pieces are totally inspirational!
So much to learn–and so many wonderful miniaturists sharing their knowledge! Thank you for all the ideas and inspiration–you really get me dreaming up new things!
Wow! That’s just incredible–so many truly talented people in the mini community.
Wow! Wow! OMG WOW!!!
What amazing gifts and such generosity!
I so admire people who work in metal!
Fantastic work! I love the photo of the dog with the telescope (sorry little doggy, i’ve forgotten your name )
Edit : Archer Thank goodness for the animal section you made Sorry about that Archer!
…..I mean Sherwood!!!!!!!
Yes, my animal post is a little busy to read.