Thanks for visiting my blog.

Het zou leuk zijn wanneer je een berichtje achterlaat. :-)
I would appreciate a little message. :-)

Hierbij wil ik Petra bedanken want dankzij haar geweldige site,, ben ik met de bouw van mijn poppenhuis begonnen.

Thanks to Petra. Without her nice site,, I would never been started with my doll house.

Ik probeer de dingen die ik maak zo goed mogelijk te omschrijven maar er kunnen soms typefoutjes in de tekst staan dus controleer van te voren even of het allemaal klopt.

The thing I create I put on my blog. Although I try to make no mistakes it's possible that something went wrong so please check before you make a copy.

dinsdag 14 mei 2013

Wax my grandfather clock 1:12

Time flies. It slips through my fingers. The bedroom of my son is almost empty. Then we can reorganize the room.
But the last few days we had another problem that needs to be solved immediately.

There was a little wild rabbit hiding in our garden. It was eating from my plants.
That I couldn't tolerate. But what is the best way to get it out of the garden.
When we went outside it ran away and was hiding under plants. Today Frans took out the water hose.
The rabbit didn't like the water that was running down his hiding place. So he took of.
Frans  barricaded the back of the garden to prevent the rabbit from coming back. There has to be finer netting in the back of the garden. This problem must be solved before working on my hobby space.

A few weeks ago we went to Eindhoven to a shop with miniatures. I got a gift coupon that I could spent at Verspaget.
There was a kit with a Simon Willard tall case clock with dial and pendulum 180 x 50 x 30 mm.

I love this clock. So I bought it with the coupon.

I couldn't wait to unpack it. It's from Mini Mundus and the first kit I bought. It's not complicated to build it up.

So far so good. First we had to paint the clock. I like to use cherry stain. We had some left over stain from our kitchen so we can use that for the clock.

Next thing I want to do is putting wax on the stain. I like wax because I think that fits into the time.
But what is the easiest way to put the wax on to these small parts? I have to give it a good rub.

Humm...I'm rather lazy than tired. 

Aha !! The electric toothbrush. 

I collect the worn toothbrushes and they come in handy for this kind of jobs.
The electric toothbrush is gentle and fits perfect in all the hard to reach areas.
Now I have a wax toothbrush which I will be using for only waxing. 

The electric part is in the bathroom again without this toothbrush. I like to brush with toothpaste instead of wax.
To be continued.