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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.
Contents of this issue include: Basic Carving With an X-ACTO Knife by Susanne Russo; Kits and Pieces (Part 2): Lattice Bed and Screen by Madelyn Cook; Beginner's Workbench: A Danish Modern Sideboard by Helen Dorsett; A Doll's Folding Chair (c. 1900) by Helen Dorsett; Master of Disguise by Madelyn Cook; “A Little Girl's Dream”: 1938 Fiberboard Dollhouse by Helen Dorsett; Operating Tinplate in One-Twelfth Scale by Jim and Harriet Jedlicka; Making Special Purpose Hinges by Jack Reifel
Contents of this issue include: For the Fun of it: A Serpentine Table by Susanne Russo; Special Techniques in Miniatures by Jack Reifel; The Pot Bellied Stove by John Gray; Queen Anne Fixed Head Day Bed by William S. Miller; Master of Disguise by Madelyn Cook; Baking Day by William Postman, Jr.; TSC Index: Volumes I through V; Who Reads TSC? 1981 Reader Survey; Kits and Pieces (Conclussion): Side Chair and Hanging Shelf by Madelyn Cook; Modifying the Chopper by Jim Jedlicka; Fretwork Miniatures by Kirk Ratajesek; Jigs and Fixtures; Adapting a Shaper Table for Curved Work by Jim Jedlicka
Contents of this issue include: A Period Room from the 40's: The Cover Room by James Dorsett; The Franklin Fireplace/Stove by John Gray; “Fakng” a Sideboard by James Dorsett; The Slicer: Chopper Modification, Part 2 by Jim Jedlicka; Master of Disguise: Glitches and Twists in Needlework by Madelyn Cook; Half Inch Bed Step (c. 1810) by Helen Dorsett; Kit Bashing a Settee from Some Queen Anne Chairs by Bill Miler; A TV for Hand Tools by Helen Dorsett; Photographing a TSC Cover by Don Massie; The Scratch Tool by Jim Jedlicka
Contents of this issue include: Norwegian Bride's Chest: The Mystery of Early Antique Joinery (Part 1) by James Hillhouse; Connecticut High Chest of Drawers; Setting the Crooked Straight: The Morris Chair by James Dorsett; Master of Disguise: Getting Down to Base-ics by Madelyn Cook; Fine Adjustment for the TSC Wood Surfacer by Jim Jedlicka; Clothes Wringer (c. 1900) by John Gray; Jigs and Fixtures; How I Built the Store: A Jack-Carpenter's Guide to Frame Construction (Part 1) by Helen Dorsett (As Observed by J. Dorsett); Miniature Chess and Checker Boards by Robrt R. Radcliff; Nineteen Forties Federal: End Tables and Coffee Table by Helen Dorsett; Accessories – Found and Made (Part 1)