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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
TSC Vol. 02 No. 1 The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This issue includes: The Useless Presents of Christmas Morning: A Horse Pull Toy; Greiner Doll; Doll Carriage; Two-wheel Cart; Marbling Paper for Miniature Books by Jane Bernier; A Needle in My Hand by K. Sevebeck, Needlework Editor; Introduction to Embroidery on Canvas; A Tomorrow Rug by Kay C. Sobers; The Cabinetmaker's Shop Manual: Woodturning o the Metalworking Lathe: From Commonplace to Complex; Part 2: Transition from Hand to Machine Control by B. Sevebeck; Can Tom Chippendale Find Happiness in Suburbia?: Carving Ball and Claw Feet on Cabrioles; Scratch-built Tea Table; Modified X-Acto Arm Chair and Side Chair; Modified -Acto Wing Chair and Sofa; Of Castles and Kitchens, Part 2: Modeling a Farm Kitchen; Caning: Late Empire Couch by Helen Dorsett
Vol 2 Issue 2 The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This issue includes: Building a Philadelphia Dressing Table by Harry Cooke; When Less is Better: Modification of an X-ACTO Lowboy; Next to Godliness: A Sheraton Night Table; Embroidery on Fabric: Three Techniques for Rugs; A Geometric Rug by Kathy Sevebeck; Punch Needle Embroider Rugs by Doreen Sinnett; How to Fill Your China Cabinet … With Cardstock by Helen Dorsett; The Cabinetmaker's Shop Manual: Woodturning on the Metalworking Lathe: From Commonplace to Complex: Part 3: Form Tools and Profiling by Bill Sevebeck
TSC Vol 2 No 3 The Scale Cabinetmaker a Journal for Miniaturists. This issue includes: A Glint of Gold in Every Home: The Stenciled Cottage Chest, Circa 1840 by James and Shirley Hillhouse; An Introduction to Stenciled Decoration by Shirley Hillhouse; Three Drawer Cottage Chest (Circa 1840) by James Hillhouse; Stenciling in Miniature by Shirley Hillhouse; Color in the Commonplace; Substitute Rugs by K. Sevebeck; A Conversation with Harry Whalon by Harry Whalon and Kathy Sevebeck; A Bed-Sitting Room: Artistic License in Miniatures (Part 1) by Barbara F. Blouman; Now You See it, Now You Don't: Hidden Wiring in the Pre-Fab Miniature House by Jim and Harriet Jedlicka; A 1931 Dutch Style House; The Beginner's Workbench: Assembling a Square Carcase;
Contents of this issue include: Detailing a Federal Period Row House (Part 1); A Bed-Sitting Room: Artistic License in Miniatures (Part 2) by Barbara F. Bluman; A Thoroughly Modern Tuxedo Sofa by Helen Dorsett; When Pedigree is Important: Modifying A Realife Wing Chair by Helen Dorsett; The Cabinetmaker’s Shop Manual: The All-Purpose Shaper/Saw Table by Bill Sevebeck; Sultan's Garden: A Scale Silk Oriental Rug by Donna Korb; Model in a Minute: Plastic Pipe Patio Furniture; Lighting Shadows to Scale by Jim and Harriet Jedlicka
Contents of this issue include: Detailing a Federal Period Row House: Planning A Kit-Bashed House (Part 2) by James and Helen Dorsett; Painless Balustrades by Jim Marcus; The Hall Tree: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery by Helen Dorsett; By the Chimney with Care: A Petite Petit Point Stoking by Marcy Fisherl A Rug with Few Peers: Graphing and Working a Late 19th Century Sarouk by Barbara Cosgrove; Riding Toys from the Adult World: A Bent-Wood Sled (c. 1877) and Pedal Car (c. 1914) by James and Helen Dorsett; Lamp-Mounted Adjustable Work Clamp by Bill Sevebeck; Making Your Own Scale Dowels by Jim and Harriet Jedlicka
Contents of this issue include: On the Margin of Respectability: A Mission Billiard Table and Davenport by James and Helen Dorsett; Combating the Burned Out Lamp: Voltage and Resistance in Miniature Lighting by Jim and Harriett Jedlicka; Model in a Minute: Chenille Rug by Kathy Sevebeck; Miniature Quilts in Cross-Stitch by Kathy Sevebeck; The Cabinetmaker's Shop Manual: The All-Purpose Shaper/Saw Table (Part 2) by Bill Sevebeck; Like Two Peas in a Pod: A Contemporary Commode by James Dorsett; A Late Georgian Room (Part 1) by Peter F. Westcott; Music in Their Homes: A Piano Stool and Embellishments for a Scientific Kit by Helen Dorsett; A Bed-Sitting Room: Artistic License in Miniatures (Part 3) by Barbara F. Blauman