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Woodshop, 1:48 inch scale
Old Woodshop

This is a 1:48" scale woodshop built in an old barn/shed.  As a miniature wood worker myself and because I have a fascination of old buildings, I chose to put together this scene.  I searched the web and found a few photos that gave me inspiration and guidance and by combining ideas I have created a wood shop and lathe room .  Using weathered thin wood from an old door skin I built the structure.  The shop area with the lathe was thin wood and areas of brick were first embossed on card stock and then painted as bricks.  I then used light spackle for the coating allowing the bricks to show through.  I built the tiny treadle lathe from directions for a full size lathe and if it weren't quite so fragile it might have been functional!  I turned the little bowls that are on the shelves.  With the exception of the figure (O scale plastic) and the rocking horse I made everything else that you see.  The figure was altered by heating it to reposition the hands and head, and then I applied fabric clothing and viscose hair. I made the tools and tool rack and used natural materials from my yard for the outside.  The wall was made with PaperClay.


Old and weathered wood, toothpicks, card stock, corrugated cardboard, light spackle, PaperClay, plastic O scale figure, camera parts for lathe, chips from flagstone, natural material that was dried from my yard including moss, twigs, and grass.


What has happened to the wood shop? Looks as if it is very old and rusty? Why is that?