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The finishing touch thanks to modern technology.
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Val Hill
2:38 AM on April 1, 2018 
The printer is wonderful, but it has its limitations. As I mentioned, this finial is the largest object the printer Matt has will make. As for abandoning traditional crafts, well, there might be cheap imports from China, Hong Kong etc for doll house goods, but Kensington dollhouse fair is still crowded.
Trumble's Mum
12:36 AM on April 1, 2018 
Maddy says...
That is truly wonderful, Val, what a gr use of the technology! Your son is very clever. I've heard of these printers but never seen the tesults. The house is beautiful.

I have a doll made by 3D printer tech. She was made commercially and is FAR from beautiful but I bought her out of interest and as a marker of early 3D toys. Thought it might be of interest to future generations who will come to take this technology for granted! It was possible to 'design' her to a certain extent - changing the size, tilt and colour of eyes, width and expression of her mouth, skin tone etc. However, I haven't a clue about the workings of the 3D process itself and would love to see one in action.

Imagine being able to make little characters that look just like your own family to inhabit a dolls' house - or even design a house and leave it to the printer to make the components. I'd never exchange my traditional houses for that, but wouldn't mind one as an addition to my collection. But, does this tech signify the beginning end of traditional, work-with-your-hands crafts?
12:30 PM on March 29, 2018 
Well, will you look at that! I'd read that there can be sanding needed to get the surface the way you want it, but ready stoneware/wood roughed up is great.
7:03 AM on March 29, 2018 
That is truly wonderful, Val! Your son is very clever. I?ve heard of these printers but never seen the tesults. The house is beautiful.
2:28 PM on March 28, 2018 
Wow, he's clever.
Val Hill
10:06 AM on March 28, 2018 
There's all sorts of possibilities too, the finial was almost the largest object Matt's 3D printer could make, but most spare parts, chimneys, balcony rails etc are quite small. He's still playing with the possibilities, but he found a program on line that made dishes or flower pots for a dolls house. I shall have to see how it paints up. It isn't shiny plastic, in fact it's a little rough, so it looks very nice.
Zoe H
9:42 AM on March 28, 2018 
That is fab! A bit like scary magic, but still fab!
Linda B
9:26 AM on March 28, 2018 
Wow, super. We could all do with a 3D printer (and son to go with it)
8:35 AM on March 28, 2018 

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