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Published between 1976 and 1996, The Scale Cabinetmaker (TSC) set the standard for plans, patterns, and tool and technique instructions for the aspiring and experienced miniaturist.
Despite being 30 plus years removed from the genesis of TSC, the content is still as relevant and as useful as it was when it was first published. All plans and patterns in TSC are given in full dimension and the projects are assumed to be 1/12th scale, unless otherwise noted.
TSC provides miniature enthusiasts with insights and ideas that can be used in a multitude of applications. It was, and remains, the intent of TSC to be a tool for inspiration, encouraging those who work with miniatures to try new ideas, build their confidence, and expand their skills in order to tackle increasingly complex projects.
SC Vol. 01 No. 1 The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This is the premier issue of a journal dedicated to the design and creation of scale model miniatures, particularly in the area of doll house miniatures. Whether you are interested in individual pieces, room boxes, or complete structures, you will find the designs and plans, tool tips, and techniques needed to complete a multitude of projects. This issue includes: "Linear Measurement and Tools", "Part 1 of the Whitman House", "Carving Cabriole Legs", and a "Walnut Folding Chair".
TSC Vol 1 Issue 2: The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This issue includes: The Slaw Bed: A 18th Century Murphy; Basswood: Maddening, Maligned, Indispensable; Scientific's Secretary: the 2nd Time Around, Part 2; The Parson's Table; Miniature Rooms: A Different Point of View by Kathy Sevebeck; A Touch of Grace: A Primer on the Chair Legs of Queen Ann and William and Mary furniture; Smithfield Plantation Round-About: Some history on the Smithfield Plantation and plans for a special chair; The Cabinetmaker's Shop Manual: Curvilinear Measurement; From Kit to Modern Americana Chest; Oak....from Wards: Art Nouveau Parlor Cabinet; A Connecticut Colonial: The Whitman House; Part 2: From Joiner to Stonemason
TSC Vol. 01 No. 3 The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This issue includes: On Museums and Miniatures; Editorial Essay by James (Jim) Dorsett; Modeling From Prototype: A 17th Century Gateleg Table by Bill Sevebeck; A Connecticut Colonial: The Whitman House; Part 3: Finishing the interior … and discovering the tedium of laying flooring; Beauty in Usefulness: Shaker Pedestal Stand: A simple exercise in beginning lathe techniques, using spindle and face plate turnings; The Cabinetmaker's Shop Manual: (Working with the Dremel Moto-lathe); Some ways of maximizing your enjoyment of a widely available and reasonably priced tool; An Introduction to Hand-Woven Caning: Basic hand-woven caning techniques in six steps … and two beginning projects … with more to come in TSC v1i4; Caning: A Victorian Side Chair; A slightly flared and molded seat introduces a small degree of caning difficulty; Caning: A Contemporary Bamboo Headboard; An easy, rectangular caning panel for the beginner; Miniatures In Flame: Bargello, Needle-work stitches and diagrams that will engulf a model chair in a blaze of color; Transition Side Chair; Practice in Rushing and Turning: A Shaker Ladderback, by Kathy Sevebeck. Modifying a ladderback kit … with some techniques in seat rushing; Where Siplicity is Virtue: Two 19th Century Kitchen Pieces. Bashing two kits for the sake of producing two functional kitchen pieces.
TSC Vol. 01 No. 4 The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This issue includes: A Connecticut Colonial: The Whitman House; Conclusion Whitman House Retrospective: A Verbal and Pictoral Review; Dyeing with Natural Dyes by Helen Dorsett; Knee-Deep In June: Leisure Furniture in the Early 1900's; Flat-Woven Porch/Lawn Swing; Adirondack Chair; Sling or Deck Chair; Of Castles and Kitchens: A Five Piece Kit Modification; Part 1; Ice Box; St. Regis Cabinet; Steel Kitchen Range; Sink and Pitcher Pump; Utility Table; The Cabinetmaker's Shop Manual: Wood Turning with chisels on a Unimat by Bill Sevebeck; Case-Bound Bookbinding in Miniature by Jane Bernier