Did you know when you are sawing, you have to think of sawing straight on the following axes:
- That which you are sawing back and forth on (we shall call this axis “the axis of straight”)
- That which is 90 degrees to the right/left of the direction of the saw (we shall call this “the axis of angle”)
- That which is 90 degrees to the top and bottom of your axis of angle and axis of straight (we shall call this one “the axis that princesstachana always forgets about”)
I started out with 6 metres or so of dowel for my floor support.
Theoretically I should have only needed 64cm x (32cm x 2) per floor, so 128cm x 3. Or 3.84m.
However, there was an attrition rate in the dowel meterage due to the axis of forgetfulness and the fact that I managed to saw through part of my miniature makers mitre box (try saying that 10 times fast after a glass of wine).
So I only just managed to scrape together the required 3.84m out of the 6m donated by “The Dad”. (I haven’t told him this yet, naturellement.)
I see potential for the offcuts to become amazing pieces of 1:12 furniture, once I buy a new mitre box (preferably not plastic this time) and get some lessons in coping with a Coping Saw.