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In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

elizabeth s [Visitor]

It is quite amusing to learn that there was “road rage” dating back to those “Good o’l Day’s” just as there is now, hence the need for license plates!
This is a prime example of the kinds of interesting information you are exposed to in this hobby, and until this post I never knew that there ever were such items as porcelain plates!?!
I am so sorry that you have had some difficulty with the steering system Brae, but one would never know it since the portions of the model T which you’ve shown looks totally operational.
Keep on truckin! :D

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 10:43

In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

Jodi Hippler [Visitor]

Isn’t it funny that the very persons who were destroying the ceramic plates went to prison and became the painters of the metal ones! Talk about redemption! It is beautiful, Brae. And even this does not diminish your dedicated work!

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 10:08

In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

Debora [Visitor]

It looks great despite being finicky. Your work is always so excellent!

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 08:36

In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

Sheila [Visitor]

Love the title of Devil Wagon! I’m sorry yours won’t be tearing up the roads due to the setbacks but it looks wonderful so far!

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 07:43

In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

Keli [Visitor]

Devil wagon…tee hee.

Sorry about the difficulties, but it looks fantastic.

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 07:09

In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

Pat [Visitor]

My late husband put together a truck. Worked on the steering mechanism for about 4 days. He finally glued it in. This little bundle of plastic was doing him in!

I love your devil wagon. Lol

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 06:52

In response to: Tags for the devil wagon

Barbara [Visitor]

I’m sorry for your setbacks, but it does look amazing! Fascinating detail about the porcelain license plates.

 Permalink 12/05/16 @ 06:15

In response to: Foundation assembly

Christie [Visitor]

Brae, This post helped very much - I especially liked your suggestion about drawing lines around the base supports to know where to put the glue. The Heritage will be my second dollhouse build. These tips are really helpful!

 Permalink 12/04/16 @ 20:39

In response to: Grover

Gayle Taylor [Visitor]

Grover is fabulous! Congratulations

 Permalink 12/04/16 @ 10:23

In response to: Grover

Claudia [Visitor]

Gosh, he’s gorgeous! Wow!

 Permalink 12/03/16 @ 09:26

In response to: Grover

Monique [Visitor]

Hi Brae, finally catching up &#59;). What a beautiful owl, really well made, wow! And indeed a lovely box it came with. And I love your tree, so realistic with how you eventually made it. Great detail that overhanging branch and so right about how that won’t be trimmed :D. Very curious to see your contest-piece, will be stunning as always, the T-Ford is just amazing! Good luck with the deadline!

 Permalink 12/03/16 @ 04:53

In response to: Grover

Jodi Hippler [Visitor]

He’s wonderful! Some people are so talented! He does look a bit grumpy, though. Probably mad that the mice were just shadows…

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 13:02

In response to: Grover

Beany [Visitor]

So realistic, and somehow, he looks like a Grover!

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 12:06

In response to: Grover

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Your owl is a Very Handsome bird and I’ve no doubt but that he is a wise one too, because he knew exactly which home to fly to. :)

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 10:41

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 09:52

In response to: Species reclassification - from maple to ash

brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 09:50

In response to: Flip your lid

brae [Member]

:>> Thank you so much!!!

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 09:50

In response to: Grover

Sheila [Visitor]

Oh my! He’s just lovely! He looks like he’ll make himself at home just about anywhere. Regal little fellow.

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 07:37

In response to: Grover

Mad for Mod [Visitor]

Grover is beautiful!

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 05:51

In response to: Grover

Julia [Visitor]

Congratulations! This is a good replenishment of collection! Gorgeous owl looks very lively.

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 05:32

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Julia [Visitor]

You can liven up all your magic touch. I see really a tree and flowers on a real lawn.

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 05:28

In response to: Species reclassification - from maple to ash

Karen [Visitor]

Your tree is awesome!!!!

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 03:33

In response to: Flip your lid

Julia [Visitor]

Very nice! This neat work is impressive.

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 03:25

In response to: Species reclassification - from maple to ash

Julia [Visitor]

We must have a lot of courage to start over. Hard work and the result is worth it!

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 03:20

In response to: Grover

pepper [Visitor]

I always prefer to see animals rather than dolls in miniature scenes. You can’t have enough animals :0D

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 00:27

In response to: Flip your lid

pepper [Visitor]

That extra effort to put scored boards under the eaves just add to the amazing amount of detail you get in your builds. It looks perfect and I really love how natural the tree looks :0)

 Permalink 12/02/16 @ 00:25

In response to: Grover

Tina [Visitor]

No doubt about it - Grover is absolutely adorable.

 Permalink 12/01/16 @ 23:36

In response to: Grover

Barbara [Visitor]

Absolutely wow - what a superb piece.

 Permalink 12/01/16 @ 22:38

In response to: Grover

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Oh Wow! Oh WOW! Oh WOW! My admiration is endless!!! I have always wanted to try a feathered bird…. oh what a fantastic creation!!!

 Permalink 12/01/16 @ 17:38

In response to: Flip your lid

Claudia [Visitor]

The roof looks great! Of course you researched asphalt! I expected nothing less. xo

 Permalink 12/01/16 @ 08:25

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Your landscaping is Top Notch and the naturalness of your tree is Superb!

 Permalink 11/30/16 @ 19:01

In response to: Flip your lid

Linda Ford [Visitor]

Asphalt in 1915 WOW. I knew you took so much attention to detail but this is an amazing thought. I do remember SEARS was big on KIT Houses that people could buy and live in. I would have wondered too if I was doing 1915 as accurate as possible. WELL DONE.

 Permalink 11/30/16 @ 14:01

In response to: Flip your lid

Cheverly L [Visitor]

Love that last shot! For a few seconds I was even wondering why you wanted to show us the eaves of your RL house. :D This tree is my favorite of yours, I think. Just beautiful all around, and making me excited to see detail pics!

 Permalink 11/30/16 @ 06:03

In response to: Flip your lid

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Love the way your roof looks from the top to the underside; clean, precise and a PERFECT fit!

 Permalink 11/29/16 @ 17:56

In response to: Flip your lid

Jodi Hippler [Visitor]

Details, details! Just wonderful!

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 20:27

In response to: Flip your lid

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Awesome!!! I’d never guess it wasn’t “real” sized!!!! You never cease to amaze me!!! Thank you for sharing your sources and methods. I learn so much from following your builds! :)

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 18:08

In response to: Flip your lid

Sheila [Visitor]

So clean and fresh looking. I’d never guess that the roof was removable. It looks great.

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 15:49

In response to: Flip your lid

Debora [Visitor]

It looks perfect…nice fit under the too! :D

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 15:38

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 10:19

In response to: Happy Thanksgiving!

brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 10:15

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Pat [Visitor]

That tree is magnificent!

 Permalink 11/28/16 @ 08:57

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Barbara [Visitor]

Wow! Just stunning.

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 19:52

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Karin [Visitor]

You are simply amazing.

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 15:57

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

brae [Member]

:>> Thanks so much!!

I will be doing a post on the roof shortly, so stay tuned! :yes:

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 15:25

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Jodi Hippler [Visitor]

Oh some sneak peek action! I love it! The work AND the photos could fool anybody into thinking they were life sized! The roof looks awesome! Did you use the rolls of asphalt shingles? I bought a bunch for a future build so do tell how you liked them!

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 14:49

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Keli [Visitor]

The tree turned out fabulously! Best mini tree I’ve ever seen.

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 14:18

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Sheila [Visitor]

Looks so pretty… like the mowing has already been done. Love how the flowers look! So cheerful.

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 13:40

In response to: Plantings and mowing...

Debora [Visitor]

Wonderful! And I love the mower! The tree is marvelous :D

 Permalink 11/27/16 @ 12:17

In response to: Happy Thanksgiving!

The Grandmommy [Visitor]

Cute stuff! Time to make something edible myself!

 Permalink 11/25/16 @ 16:57

In response to: Cutting plywood without power tools

brae [Member]

Using power tools without know-how can also be dangerous. This method is mainly for a small amount of cutting, thinner boards and times when noisy power tools can’t be used. It has worked well for me, and one should always be careful when using any cutting tool. I do now use a scroll saw and Dremel more often but not when I was first starting out. I still use this method for a lot of my cuts.

 Permalink 11/25/16 @ 15:27