|My handy little machine in action|
I wanted to make some wooden furniture and looked through my magazines for something that wouldn't be too hard to start with. I found an old fashioned ironing board and a the very chair I would be able to use in my 50s house that I plan to build in the future. It is a chair that converts to a little stepladder. We used to have one like it when I grew up in the 50s and I have one right now, but a more luxury one which, in this case, is called a library chair.
The ironing board I changed a bit from the project in the magazine to make ik look more like the one my mother had. The kitchen chair I had to make twice, because the first time I was 1 degree out with the hind legs. That made them shorter, because they spread wider outwards, so I had to make the front leg shorter and also the back rest, because when you move it over to create the stepladder it sits on the floor. Anyway, it was still usable, so I kept it, but made another one the correct way.
Since I wanted to use templates to get the degrees correct I decided to make a few kits to be used for a workshop at our miniature club. All in all I had an enjoyable time and got to know my machines a bit better. :-)
|The ironing board and two chairs, one of which is converted into a step ladder|
|Ironing board folded away|
|Both chairs together|
|The kitchen chair as a chair|
|The same chair as a step ladder|
Sorry, I had published too soon (pressed the wrong button again!) and hadn't uploaded all my pictures yet. Also I would like to welcome a number of new followers. Unfortunately the list keeps coming up with different names all the time, so I am not too sure who the last newcomers were, but I wish you all a warm welcome and also a happy new year.