Bob Hood

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  1. Mixing 1/12 & 1/24 lighting plugs?

     Hi Simon...………..I did the plug swap on all my lamps.   Used the small plugs and sockets from Cir Kit. I used the tape wire and pounded in the small sockets.  Put about 24 wall sockets in my house.  Very  difficult to get them all working.   Good Luck BOB
  2. Need advice for wiring kits

    Hi Andy...….. I went with Cir Kit directly from their web site.  One really important was that I was able to get some real support from the staff.  In addition to the kits, they will supply the lighting and tools. Good luck,  I only electrified one house but get back to me if you want advise. Silver Dollar Over
  3. eyelets for wiring

    Hi Mike...…….Anyone who knows me knows I never let my spelling get in the way of a good store.    It takes a while to finalize my short stories. That was funny. Later
  4. eyelets for wiring

    Hi Kim..….Try raping the eyelet about four times with some bare miniature lamp wire also take a small piece about half inch bare wire shaped like a hockey stick put in your eyelet hole.   This combo will titin the hole and your bare wrap around the eyelet should make contact with your tape. If you think the eyelet still wont stay in stick some more wire in the hole as additional shim. Just my two cents Silver Dollar Out
  5. Yard Sale Heritage Find

    From the album Bob Hood

    Joint Project with my wife Margo
  6. New Project

    Started a new project with my wife Margo.  Found at a yard sale.  Does anyone know what the name of this house is and how old it might be. The outside was put together pretty well but the inside was a mess.  We hope to make this a joint project. 
  7. Need a little advice

    Hi Ash...…..The first thing I would think about doing would be to create a small fur overcoat with hat and mittens.  As for the flooring issue, how about making a half inch raised platform area that comes out square  into the room and goes all the way back into the porch area behind the wall. Then I would construct a railing around the new raised area to create a new reading nook. Good Luck Silver Dollar Out
  8. MDF siding

    Hi Lita …….. I was wondering how you are doing and if you tried to make those sanding sticks. Silver Dollar Out
  9. MDF siding

    Hi Lita…….. I used MDF siding on my house.  I used a latex semi gloss.  Thinned it out some. Put on about five or six coats with fine sanding in-between each coat.  I made a set of sanding sticks. Take a popscickel  stick and cut it on a 45 angle, glue fine sandpaper to it and than trim off excess after it is dry. Was just perfect for the sanding.  came out perfect Have patience.
  10. Electrical schematics

    Hi Lita.………….I took photos of each room and included a note card in each pic with measurements.  This makes a perfect record for you and however ends up with the house. I took over a dozen of this type of picture.  One other practice is to place your wall tape at a consistent height off the floor in each room. Follow the good illustrations available on line. The electrical work was the most challenging part of my build.  Good Luck Silver Dollar Over and Out
  11. Room boxes that slip into a dollhouse?

    Genevra….Many years ago I designed my dollhouse so that it would fit in limited space and have adequate room sizes for play and re arrangement. If you look at my album you will see that my rooms are very much individual and could almost be constructed as you are planning.  I look forward to your postings.  Good luck continue thinking out of the box. Silver Dollar Out
  12. Fairfield wiring

    Dear Pam...….I must admit that I have never installed tape wire in a house that had all four finished sides, however, I have done some extensive reading on the subject.  Take note of the wiring method in my album.  What ever you take photos with a ruler so you know where your tape is.  You can make a right or left turn by using a folded corner.  Make sure all your brad fastened joints are double bradded or if using small eyelets, use double.  You may want to run your upper tape under the flooring. Keep in mind you may be able to make your flooring so it can be slid out to make repairs. Tape wire can be run under wallpaper, however, you would be well served to run it near an outside edge where it could be hidden by trim or at least where you could replace a narrow strip if required.  Bradded intersections are a real trouble area. Less is best.  I whish I could be of better assistance. Take your time when planning your wiring and take lots of photos.  Search on line for alterative intersection connections. Silver Dollar Out 
  13. Upper Cabinet Unit

    What great detail...….took a study hand
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    From the album Bob Hood

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    Me my daughter and grand daughter.
  16. Fireplace is removable, built on platform

    Note access hole to electrical storage that moves right up to the tape wire when you push the fireplace back.
  17. attaching a removaable chimney

    Hi Jenn...……..Take a look at my Albam and you can see the access hole behind the fireplace.  Since I used tape wire all around the room I lined up two minisockets with the hole and the small plugs extend into the hole along with he extra wire. the hollow area behind the hole is about 1 1/2 by 1inch by 3/4 inch deep. The entire fireplace and chimney slides right out. Thanks for your comments  
  18. attaching a removaable chimney

    Hi Nell...……..I am just sitting back at the moment and watching how the finishing touches of my build is coming along. One thing I did when constructing my fireplace and chimney was to include a cavity off to the side of my firebox to house excess electrical wire and connection plugs. I constructed the fireplace on its own movable platform. This would allow movement in and out of the house. As you slide the firebox into place the cavity would go tight against the wallpaper and my already installed outlets.  This would provide seamless installation of the fireplace as well as hiding all electrical behind the unit. I don't know if you can create a big enough cavity to hide your batteries but I think you could make it happen. I don't have the extensive experience as most of the other members, but, I have a pretty good imagination. Thanks to everyone for your kind help. Silver Dollar Out
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    From the album Bob Hood

    Joint Project with my wife Margo  
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    Amy...…...As a retired drummer I photo shopped the actual image of my base drum on to a cutout for the model.  Purchased model from Amazon
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    From the album Bob Hood

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    Hi Amy...……..The bathroom wall slides to the right about an inch and then it tilts the top toward you. The entire wall than is removed for decorating, bathing, and changing the shower curtain.   Note the wallpaper in matched and the crown molding is mitered to match. You also have to close the door to move the wall.
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    From the album Bob Hood