More Mini Furniture!

Hi Everyone! Ok, so apparently my tiny little bookcase I did yesterday inspired me to try and use that as a reference point for scale and I ended up designing an “upholstered” wing-back chair, a coffee table, a desk, and a chair for the desk. The chair does fit under the desk, but it’s too wide, so I’d have to redesign it a little bit to get it to fit completely under there. All medium drafboard.

And apparently I’m working on my own interpretation of 221b Baker Street (of course not going for accuracy really at all in terms of coloring and stuff, more what would appeal to my style if I were Holmes), but I did feel it necessary to make a tiny violin and a magnifier for the desk. The magnifier does have a tiny clear acrylic “lens” in it, and the lens does swivel one direction. I suspect this will become a book nook, albeit maybe a big one, built a piece at a time from the inside out. Though my first thought on that was “OMG, how am I going to do all the CLUTTER!?”



Thanks for stopping and taking a look, and until next creation, Happy Forging!

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That desk magnifier is great

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Pretty impressive.

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Love that chair!!

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I have a friend who has taken up making increasingly elaborate meals for a chipmunk while in lockdown. I need to make some things like this for her.

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:rofl: I could totally see that!

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Fabulous!

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These are my favourite of all your pieces so far!

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Super awesome work!

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The way you setup the gentle curves in the furniture, the little details like the key hole on the desk and your excellent colouring skills really make this impressive

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So Cute! Can’t wait to see the book nook version.

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Some very cute stuff here!

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These are so, so cute!

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A good trick is to take the dark lines in the chair and in a raster editor give them a bit of blur and even add a bit of smudge where wrinkles would be. Then if you do a very high LPI engrave at variable depth you will see the cushions “pop” and look much more realistic.
:grin:

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Something like this perhaps

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oh damn… Samurai Chipmunk

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I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried anything rasterized yet, all of my stuff has just been vector based. Definitely a skill and technique I’ll someday have to play around with learning.

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I found Gimp to be an ideal addition to Inkscape. As it has what it calls “paths” that are vectors and can be interchanged with “masks” or exported as an SVG or imported that way back and forth and even running something like a blurry circle along a path to make very complex shading that is not possible in Inkscape.

Particularly with the miniature furniture smoothing corners or increasing depth in the look would make a huge improvement and as the depths are small and the areas engraved are small the higher LPI is not a killer in the time taken to do the job.

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Oh.My.Gosh!!! I absolutely love all these pieces! Every single piece is spectacular, especially the details. I am stunned.

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I am amazed at the detail of everything in the bookcase. I really enjoy seeing the miniatures that are created on the glowforge.

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