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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Pre-cut wooden house shapes

Whilst looking online for some pre-cut wooden house shapes to go with my 15mm Belle Époque project, I came across a company (Holdumann’s Workshop, Dorchester) that sold suitable shapes made from pine.

I bought examples of Village In A Box (Smaller Size: fourteen pieces, ranging in height from 35mm to 65mm; approximately 19mm thick and 25mm wide), ...

... Village In A Box (Larger Size: eight pieces, ranging in height from 40 to 90mm, approximately 33mm wide and deep), ...

... and Village In A Box (Wider Size: eight pieces, ranging in height from 45mm to 85mm; approximately 19mm thick and 35mm wide).

I intend to add windows, doors, and other minor details before painting them.


Please note that the images featured above are © Holdumann’s Workshop and are included solely for the purposes of this review.

8 comments:

  1. BOB,
    Good to receive these pre-cut wooden house blocks- you'll have a lot of enjoyment decorating them for your 15mm. In the past I've done a lot of cutting and disc sanding of wood in my shed - saw dust everywhere which is a huge problem...now when I cut wood and sand something I've got to cover everything up with old linen sheets to keep the dust at bay. Best Wishes. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson (Kev),

      I could have easily made my own wooden house shapes … but although I have the skill, I don’t have the necessary equipment. It was cheaper to buy the shapes ready done than to buy the wood, a suitable saw, a plane, a sander etc.

      Furthermore, I would have had do make mine outside in the garden as I don’t have a shed and my wife would have quite rightly killed me if I had made them indoors.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. StuRat,

      Aren’t they very expensive?

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. My thumbs are always a little happy when I see stuff like this available to hobbyists. Every time I start up my table saw to cut wood, my thumbs get a little nervous LOL.

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    1. Mr. Pavone,

      These things are a great boon, especially to those of us who are not necessarily great woodworkers.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Hello,
    Thank you for your report.
    Here is a link to a city at a reduced cost. I wrote a post:
    https://lesfigsdesyl.blogspot.com/2020/10/tricks-towns-and-villages-in-wood.html
    Good game

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    1. Syl,

      Thanks for your comment. For some reason the link you included didn’t work, but with a bit of lateral thinking, I translated it into French (https://lesfigsdesyl.blogspot.com/2020/10/astuces-villes-et-villages-en-bois.html) and it worked!

      The examples in that blog post show how, with a bit of clever thinking and a few deft touches, these little model buildings can be considerably improved. Thanks for sharing this with me and my regular blog readers.

      All the best,

      Bob

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