The Dolls House Emporium Discussion Forum

Go Back   The Dolls House Emporium Discussion Forum > Dolls House Emporium > Building Dolls Houses

Building Dolls Houses Discuss your tips and tricks of the trade when it comes to building Dolls' Houses.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 01:34 PM
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 204
Default What Tools & Why?

This topic must have been covered before, if it has then my apologies as a

Last edited by MiniMike; 27-08-2014 at 06:42 AM. Reason: Not relevant to topic
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Kawasaki
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I love my bandsaw & scroll saw - I use them loads for all sorts of stuff. Both came from my favourite bit in Machine Mart....clearance corner! I also love my Dremel - it too does all sorts, from cutting grooves for wiring, drilling, sanding etc to polishing out scratches on my motorbike restoration.Oh & I love my Unimat too - fab little jigsaw & am getting to grips with using it as a lathe...

I don't think anyone is under illusions that I am remotely ladylike so I shall just admit that I adore all power tools
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 204
Default

Ok now I'll go......I have the Unimat as well Cath (much nicer than calling you a motorbike!)
My most used tool though is the simple Swann Morton 10a just fits like a glove. The Proxxon FET Table Saw is a firm favourite and of course the Dremel. Never thought of Machine Mart though even though we have one in town........Got to be the first good tip Cath.....Don't buy from the specialist shops like I've done!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 01:54 PM
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 204
Default

Missed the last bit Cath.......you and me both.....Power Tools for ever! and I'm sure you are very ladylike.......in that Biker sort of way!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 04:00 PM
joseph
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiniMike View Post
Missed the last bit Cath.......you and me both.....Power Tools for ever! and I'm sure you are very ladylike.......in that Biker sort of way!
Miss Kawasaki Lady Like ??? umm will have to think about that Mike, wait until you know her as well as I do (Only Joking Cath).. Well here's where I become the Party Pooper Mike, I'm afraid I only possess a Bosch Power Drill, Cordless Screwdriver and an old Black and Decker Jigsaw. Most of my tools are decent Handsaws, Chisels and a Good Mitre box.
As my first house (The Bakery) was a kit it didn't matter but I designed and scratch built Floozies which is 40" x 20" so cutting all the panels/roofs was a bit of a challenge with my handsaw
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 204
Default

Joe you can't beat good hand tools and certainly good chisels.....my late Father in Law was a craftsman (Head of Crafts In a school at Burton on Trent). I am honoured to have inherited his entire collection of tools....some of which go back to his days as an apprentice......
and there is nothing wrong with a Bosch power drill etc if it enables you to turn out the work you do.
................Does anyone use Hollow Punches if not I'll give you some good reasons to start!
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Frenchy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Hi Mike,
I have a scroll saw, a jigsaw and a dremel. My favourite and most used is my
mitre box and saw. I also have a lot of hand tools too.

Margarite
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 04:54 PM
Rebmicallef's Avatar
Exalted Chatter Box Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Marsaskala Malta
Posts: 13,469
Default

Hi Mike I am pretty much like Margarite. The only problem is that while using the power tools I am under observation like a kid by my hubby and to add the cherry on the cake I have to Wear the protective glasses. He is such a pain!
__________________
Rebecca

Last edited by Rebmicallef; 22-08-2014 at 05:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 204
Default

and so you should Rebecca.....only one pair of eyes. but when all is said and done the simple tools do work well in the right hands. I must get more use out of the cordless Dremil than any other....I use a 'right angle' attachment which is great for getting right inside small room spaces.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 22-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Chatter Box Wannabe Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 204
Default

A mitre box and saw is always to hand......I also use a really clever guillotine that cuts straight edge and angled joints spot on every time. not to expensive but not easy to find.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 06:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 20019- The Dolls House Emporium
Tel: 01332 912 989   Email: info@dollshouse.com   Fax: 01773 513 772
The Dolls House Emporium    High Holborn Road   Ripley   Derbyshire   DE5 3YD   England
The Dolls House Emporium ® is a registered trademark of MyHobbyStore Retail Ltd.   Registered in England 07882931   VAT Registration: 150714045
Copyright © The Dolls House Emporium

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0