Saturday, December 5, 2009

MiniTools from Trash

Chris from Canada wrote:
Save a few ready-to-toss disposable razors or that cheap vegetable peeler that never did work properly, and use them as mini chisels, adzes or planes. They are perfect for shaping balsa wood that you want to use for ceiling beams, lintels, mantels, wall framing etc..... in Mediaeval, Tudor or Elizabethan dwellings and as a mini plane, will remove just a sliver of wood from a tight-fitting door. Or use one to inflict deliberate damage to corners and edges of wooden surfaces to create an old, battered look. After all, makers of RL antique reproduction furniture do things like this all the time, so why not have some mini fun?