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Miniaturist David Brookshaw sent me a photo of a cabinetmaker’s tool chest in 1/12 scale that begs for your “zoom tool.”

We’ve been exploring all the tiny tools in the chest this afternoon when we should be editing. Check out the sliding T-bevel. The glue pot. The early strap hammers.

Download the photo yourself and take a look.

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– Christopher Schwarz

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  • Andrew Friede

    Why do humans make miniatures? The french anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss hypothesized that it was a way of encapsulating and synthesizing our life, and a way of somehow "owning" complexity. Mr. Brookshaw’s masterpiece certainly does that, as does the ever-popular Studley Tool Chest poster which hangs in front of me as I type this. When we don’t have time to go to the workshop, we can "be in it" by having the miniature in hand.

    This is my first Internet posting (anywhere), but I enjoy Chris’s blog so much I thought I would contribute.

  • anon

    what happens when this meets the eye-clops? there goes your deadline

  • Adam Knox

    Do you think he used the mini saws to make the mini dovetails in the mini tool chest?

    (crossing my fingers)

    I don’t know how often woodworkers enjoy their work being called cute or adorable… but it is what it is


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