Assembly Begins

Final assembly. It’s a big step! I expect it will take at least a couple of weeks, if not longer. There are still some items I’m shopping for or planning the build. Above is the laundry room. The trim works out well! The floors turned out quite well. The product, a paper-backed wood veneer, looks […]

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A Word About Our Sponsor…

Above is a picture I found on the internet of the crime scene. There is enough information presented in this picture to get an investigator asking all kinds of questions. I’ve found many pictures and even more photos of this crime scene. It’s daunting to be presented with this information; it’s horrible. It’s violent. It’s […]

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I’m Just Floored Lately…

Floors going down. Door holes…getting a little bigger. Lesson learned: confirm your rough opening before putting your walls up. I made an almost informed decision and based my rough openings on averages. Turns out the actual openings are about a half an inch bigger than I anticipated. If I was six inches tall instead of […]

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A Little Vacation

All work and no play makes Dave pretty much who he is. Until he isn’t and he takes a break on the Gulf Coast. Christie, the better half, and I spent a couple days basking in the warm sun for a change. It was good to get away from the cold and snow for a […]

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Putting the Fur in Furniture

I’m a big fan of learning things. New things, old things, things that are beyond me. The one thing you keep learning as you learn things is that you can continue to learn things. For instance, I’ve been dabbling in physics since I was in my twenties. The term ‘dabble’ is fitting; my math skills […]

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Growing up as I did in the ’70’s, there were some furniture throw-backs in my past. I remember my mother’s living room furniture when I was a young ‘un. Mostly I remember not being able to sit on it. Or go near it. Or bring food in the room it resided in. Upon pain of […]

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Construction Moves Forward

Why, you may ask, is there a need for scale models of horrific things? To understand. To learn. This model has a specific home it will be going to: the Criminal Justice Department at Northern Michigan University. There are tools uncountable in the digital age to save and present images. If you have the means, […]

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Construction Begins

Construction begins with plans. There were multiple floor plans of the house where the crime was committed. Most didn’t have any measurements on them. Some had some measurements, but nothing close to complete. There was a bit of math to get the layout put down so I’d know where the walls would go. Plenty of […]

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The Research

The first part of this project was the research. The idea to build a crime scene had been hatched in a couple different conversations with my favorite miniaturist over the course of a couple different years. The first ideas were bits of macabre little brainstorming, discussing how odd scenes of tragedy are when they are […]

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