My grandpa was amazing at woodworking, and some of the precious toys he made for his children and grandchildren included a dollhouse and dollhouse furniture! (The dollhouse dining room set that I am putting together right now belonged to my grandpa too.) As I have also recently taken an interest in furniture, both full-sized and miniature, I brought back these precious miniature tools that my grandpa used to make dollhouse furniture, including...
A mini table saw, for cutting pieces that would be too small for a regular table saw. I'll admit, the first time I learned how to use a table saw and was told not to cut pieces smaller than a certain size, my first concern was what I would do if I needed to cut something out for, say, a dollhouse. Well, this is it!
A mini jig saw, for detailed tiny cuts.
And a mini lathe, for turning tiny table legs and such.
These tools are so special not only because of their unique purpose but especially because they belonged to my grandpa. I am so lucky that my grandparents and parents were and are so creative and talented! They inspire me so much every day and I feel closest to my family when I am creating.