Monday, January 16, 2017

The Effective Utilization of Timber Offcuts of Puzzles

In our workplace, there are plenty of timber offcuts. Silver Ash, Queensland Maple, Zebrano, Jarrah, each of these timbers is beautiful and I haven't wanted to waste them. I have been thinking what I am able to do with them and one idea came up in my mind. I love miniatures but haven't made any miniatures with wood. All right, let's make miniature furniture using those cutoffs!

I like chairs, I don't know why, I just like them. Therefore, I have decided to make one.
I asked Juno that if there were suitable timber cutoffs, then I would draw a chair by a software ViaCAD as Juno always does when he makes puzzles. It's very convenient software. I printed out the drawing and put it onto the board and cut it by an electric scroll saw. This electric scroll saw is my treasure, it's called "General." I heard this model is the same as "Excalibur," which is sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The size of the chair I made is 1/6 scale. I was at a loss at first to decide between 1/6 scale or 1/12 scale. 1/12 scale is the worldwide standard size of dollhouses but I thought it's small and difficult to make, then I chose 1/6 scale. Anyway, this time is a trial. I was going to make a prototype and am going to see how it will be, therefore I used plywood.

As you see in the picture below, there are some holes. If I compare plywood to a ham sandwich, some parts have no hum! (see the red circle in the picture)

I was a little disappointed but the prototype looked good.
 (Later, Juno fixed the hole! Thanks.)

I'm going to change the size and design a little bit and am going to make miniature chairs with real timber. I will show you when I have finished making them.