Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Power Tools

Does anyone have a mini table saw or know someone who does and likes theirs?  I really want to get one, but there are very few reviews on them online. I'm looking at Proxxon and Microlux.

I bought the Mighty Mite from Harbor Freight Tools and returned it.  It was bogging down and stopping just cutting 1/8" plywood.

I'm having a little trouble getting info on these mini tools so if you have any advise, please comment!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Retro Renovation

Just when I think I'm nearing completion of the Atomic Bungalow...(which it has to be done before December 15th) What do I do?  Start cutting things up and renovating that's what. ;-)

My husband said he was surprised that I didn't open up the doorway between the rooms...I thought "He's right, I should open it up"...so I did at least a little bit.

This is from the other side.
This is the plan, unfortunately I may have to find something else to fill in the space.  I cut the bases off of these pieces and now the opening is too tall...I'll figure something out.  I love this orange herringbone paper!

I'm also giving these kitchen pieces a bit of a facelift.  I cut apart the longer set of cabinets and made some wall mounted ones and sanded and veneered them along with the blue wall oven.

Here they are in their current state.  I still need to do a little more work on them.  Any suggestions on how to mount the upper cabinets on the wall?

I made this little sputnik lamp, but I think it needs to be gold to better suit the era.  I also made the table using an AG minis table as the base.

A sneak peek.  I just got the fabtastic sofa from Minimodernistas. She got it to me really quick!

Last, but not least...meet my little friend the mini cut off saw.  It makes cutting trim a breeze and makes great little angle cuts.  The only issue I have is that it will only cut wood up to 1/2" wide.  I wish it was 1".  I got it at Harbor Freight Tools.  They always have 20% off coupons, so it was only $20.00.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Very Mod Ebay Finds

I bought this amazing Miniature Living set on Ebay.  I fell in love with it when I first saw a set in April.  I'm not sure who it is, but I've seen it on someone's blog which made me want it even more!  It all seems to be well constructed, functional and most of all very cool mid-century modern!

I would just love to have this in human size. They are still in the package and I have had this set for a few weeks.  I'm afraid to take them out as they apparently have never been removed.
Look at the detail on the table and chairs.
This pic is right side up on my computer.
They are so tiny and delicate, smaller than I thought.  I work with 1/12 scale and these are much smaller although some of them would work fine with 1/12 or 1/16.

Now, the looming question...do I "Rebay" them or not?  I'm leaning toward Ebay as the pieces I really fell in love with are the dining room pieces.  Maybe I could break up the set and make a really tiny room box for the dining room. This is such a difficult decision for me...sheesh! Sell the whole set or sell them in room groupings?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Atomic Bungalow Update

The Atomic Bungalow (yes I came up with a name for it). I love how it's turning out.  I considered puting in a pool, but I just didn't have the room. The large glass window is a sliding door that works.

The "slate" front porch.  The door knob is part of a snap.

I used teak veneer to panel the wall.

A friend good of mine has a real curved fireplace (lucky!) and I just adore it.  That's where I got the idea for the curved fireplace.