When I first started doing minis, many years ago, I bought a used Dremel Moto-Tool from the wife of one of Walter's friends. I started calling it Mr. Dremel. I didn't know it well enough to just call it Dremel... It was kind of scary at first...
The thing is really a jig saw, sanding disk and a place to put in one of those Dremel all purpose tools on a lead cord. I have never had one of those, so that part went to waste.
I used the saw and sander for many years. Then I saw the little saw that I have been using in the Micro Mark catalog. I like it, but it only does so much.
Once in a while I drag the big one in from the garage and cut heavier stuff like the 1/8" luan plywood.
This morning I did that. I had to cut the pieces for the front porch and the second floor.
I am asking myself why I haven't been using this one all along. I love the fact that you can cut something and immediately run the edges over the disk sander.
I am going to see if I still have the blades for this one. If I do, I am going back to using it more often. I found that this one is more accurate than the one that I have been using.
Anyway, enough wandering about. I got the floor and the arches for the porch cut in no time and am now ready to start rocking the porch.
I still won't put the second story floor in until I finish more of the first floor. The bay curtains, especially.
It's coming up on the time that I glue the whole thing to the base. I have to fix the warps in the original kit and that's the only way to do it. Lots of glue and weights.
Meanwhile, last night, I finished a slightly lopsided basket to keep my magazine basket stuff in check. It was overrunning the small basket I had it in...These magazine baskets are getting out of hand. People keep giving me more magazines and I can't just throw them away...Recycling at its best. There are a lot of magazines in the world.
This one may not be as pretty as some of the others, but it definitely suits the purpose.
I am going back now and do more to the house. I am itching to start something new...No...I am not going to. Daisy needs her house.
See you tomorrow.