A drafting table.

Author: Виктория, May 11, 2019 в Uncategorized

As I wrote many times I hate working with metal, but this is the only thing that interests me now. Funny enough, I love brass casting, maybe because the only thing I have to do is model making.
Anyway, one day I notice those wonderful vintage drafting tables and architect’s tables and fall in love with them. It’s a very unconventional item, not many people want them in their dollhouses, but it was a chance for me to try metal construction. It became so easy for me planning a piece for woodworking purposes that I thought metal would be something similar for me. Oh boy, I was wrong, big time.
The table I made is simple, but there are couple of things that maybe not so easy to make – gears for height adjustment, table top angle adjustment. The parts are quite big, so you cannot just solder them together (and of course I thought I could when I was making a 3d model).


Here are casted pieces


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Knife Hinges in Miniature

Author: Виктория, March 15, 2018 в Uncategorized

Swipe!👉👉👉 So I'm only done with making hinges, lol. I was going to install them tonight too, but I just ran out of time. Anyways, as I said many times before, I'm not comfortable with metalworking. It's something I don't really like and understand but I need everytime I make some advanced piece of furniture. So I always tell to myself that I like it 😂 Oh yes, Victoria, you like it, that's why you have this Sherline lathe, lol, that's why you want to buy a Sherline mill but never have enough money for that! 😂😂😂 So two days ago I tried to make these hinges, they were too thin and fragile, and I didn't have a 0.45 mm drill bit. So I changed my plan this time. Thicker brass sheet, bigger diameter for the brass rod – 0.8mm one. I used my coordinate table that comes with the mill to cut out the outline of the hinges, then I cut them with my jeweller's saw and shaped them with files. Drilled the holes, the rest is obvious. They both look okay now, I'll see how they will work when I install them tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Публикация от Victoria Morozova 🇷🇺 (@miniwoodworking)

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Roubo workbench, part 3, final.

Author: Виктория, February 16, 2016 в Uncategorized

It’s assembling time! I showed a dry fit before, so there won’t be any annoying repeating photos. Let me show vises, for example. Before gluing anything I need to install tail vises and front.I start with tail vises.

At first, I drill a hole, insert the vises, check if everything is symmetrical. That dark detail (made of steamed pear wood) was made twice, because the drill hole was not set correctly. Too bad.


Well, then we have this detail inside the bench top, that’s moving back and forth, so inside this detail I install a nut. Then we make a mortise for it. Let’s hope nothing will crack.


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Dining Room Chandelier

Author: Виктория, January 8, 2013 в Uncategorized

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had wonderful holidays!

Mine were quite lazy and quiet, I managed to make a frame for this dining room chandelier. And as it turns out – the main problem here is making perfectly round brass or copper rings. Usually I use brass as it’s stiffer and doesn’t change the form easily. But this time I had only copper strips from photo etching.

Chandelier for dining room

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First Floor Lamp

Author: Виктория, December 24, 2012 в Uncategorized

I’ve finished the first floor lamp for my dollhouse, here how it looks. I was planning it for a living room.

Floor Lamp

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Floor Lamp

Author: Виктория, December 14, 2012 в Uncategorized

The last week was very busy, I’ve made this floor lamp base, made several lace bookmarks/mats, I need to finish this Torchon book till the New Year Eve.

Floor Lamp

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Second Floor

Author: Виктория, November 15, 2012 в Dollhouse, Furniture, Furniture, Furniture

I finished the chairs and moved on to my dollhouse, now it’s the second floor, lots and lots of work here. The rooms are dusty and look very sad without lights, I need to make several lamps ASAP 🙂

Made  a new door for the study room

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One more chandelier

Author: Виктория, August 8, 2012 в Uncategorized

Last time I posted the frame and some flowers for a chandelier, this time the process of soldering:


I made the roses and leaves with polymer clay, every flower is attached to copper wire. To cover soldered spots I used acrylic paste.

Here is the result:


I totally forgot to show you the original chandeliers that inspired this work. Actually, I saw a lot of them in different antiques catalogs, usually French. But recently I found some Spanish chandeliers, also very beautiful. I also found that some were made with porcelain flowers, some with glass, some flowers were made of copper and brass. Also I saw all kinds of shapes and colors. Just perfect for me !:) Usually I see such chandeliers called  Louis XV-style.

Here’s one of the chandeliers I found:

A bit too dark for me, to be honest, but lovely.

I decided to make a central lamp out of bead:

Cutting beads again :)

My first choice was the pink one, but later I found that it was too dark for my LED lamp. So I took transparent one.

It was worth it:


And as I used LED light,  you can see that it shines only in one direction. Not really good for a room.


So I decided to try this lifehack – super glue and a bit of tin foil. You glue it to the tip of the lamp and here it is – the foil reflect the light, so it looks much better now. You can see by comparing previous photo with the one below. Obviously, the room is darker than it looks on the photo, but the direction of light is well seen. Maybe it’s just my perception, I don’t know 🙂


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And about LED lamps, usually I don’t like them at all, most of them give this cold white light, that looks awful. I found some with warm white light, but they were a bit too big for using in miniature. So my husband suggested that we could buy LEDs with wave length= X-0.33. Y-0.36.  Don’t ask me what it means 🙂 It’s all my husband ideas, he suggested that such LEDs were neutral white, not cold white. And I think he was right, the one in photos looks “warmer” to me than the ones I have.  These LEDs are 5mm diameter.

I liked the result – so I think I’ll keep on looking for small warm-white LEDs.

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Author: Виктория, July 31, 2012 в Commissions, Commissions, Roombox, Roombox

I’m in the process of making flowers for chandelier, also need to make leaves too.

Roses for chandelier

I got the package from US Amazon today with two books – one on metal spinning (need more theoretical ground) and another one on Torchon lacemaking (yeah, I’m a lacemaking addict now). The metal spinning book is fantastic, it’s paperback though with black and white photos, but the contents are great with lots of useful tips and tricks. My husband loved it too, so he tried to make something out of brass. Look good to me!

Metal spinning

I really wanted to make some copper pieces, but since I don’t have needed thickness sheets, it will be all about brass, and possibly aluminum soon. Right now I don’t have clear ideas about what I could make, I need to check my antiques catalogs.

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It’s not that bad after all

Author: Виктория, July 26, 2012 в Lighting, Lighting, Lighting, Lighting, WIP, WIP

With the help of my fellow bloggers, I did it! Brazing is much easier for me, after several hours of practice. I’m almost happy with this frame and plan to make couple more, just need to finish sketches.

Another try with brazing.

Here’s one of the epoxy roses that I made, not sure about using them though, maybe I should add more color, crystal clear look a bit plain to me.

Epoxy roses for chandelier


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