Dollhouses and mini furnishings

The 2013 West Coast Dollhouse & Miniature Show

Always ready to spread the news about nanoturning, I was invited to spend a day demonstrating my micro-lathe at the West Coast Dollhouse & Miniature Show in Burnaby, near Vancouver, BC.

Crowds gather around the micro-lathe

The annual show hosts traders plying their miniature wares and club members displaying their amazingly detailed dollhouses and room boxes in various scales. It was an honour for me to be amongst them, turning wooden dowels into dollhouse-scale (1:12) honey dippers, rolling pins, spurtles and goblets. (That’s a dozen steps up from my normal 1:144 scale work!)

A few people who stopped by suggested they might give micro-turning a whirl, having been inspired by the demo. In fact if anyone is interested in turning their own dollhouse miniatures, I’ll be giving a couple of seminars at the Vancouver Lee Valley store later this year. Dates haven’t been released yet, but check their site (or this blog) for updates!

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