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Name: Shape
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Shape
Mar 29, 2016 8:01 PM CST
This is another project that im doing for my wife..She has secretly wanted a hobbit house and never told me..Last week i was browsing and come across a miniature hobbit house and my wife jumped up and come over to the computer and was so interested in the pictures...I looked up at here and asked if she would want one..So here it is..Im actually finished with the house but i will wait to take pictures after its all set in the yard and all the gardening is in place...
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 29, 2016 9:10 PM CST
Shape - Your work never ceases to amaze and delight me! That is the coolest! Love the detailed carving of the house structure! Beautiful creation as always from you! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Jeanne
Baytown, TX Zone 9a
Texasgal77
Mar 29, 2016 11:25 PM CST
Beautiful!
Jeanne
Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Mar 30, 2016 8:07 AM CST
beckygardener said:Shape - Your work never ceases to amaze and delight me! That is the coolest! Love the detailed carving of the house structure! Beautiful creation as always from you! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby


Thank you Becky!
Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Mar 30, 2016 8:07 AM CST
Texasgal77 said:Beautiful!


Thanks!
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia (Zone 6a)
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Sundownr
Apr 2, 2016 6:45 AM CST
Shape,
Absolutely fantastic!! Did you use a wood burning tool to carve out the brick and stone details on the insulation board?

Our local home and garden stores don't stock the pink rigid insulation board, and said it was more expensive than the green or blue boards when ordered....geeeez! I found a store in another town about an hour away that I can order it through and not as expensive. So, as soon as the weather and my schedule ease up, I hope to get to play and experiment a little with this method.

Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful inspiring projects with us here! Thank You!
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purpleinopp
Apr 3, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Fantastic!!! TY for sharing it!
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Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 5, 2016 6:48 PM CST
Sundownr said:Shape,
Absolutely fantastic!! Did you use a wood burning tool to carve out the brick and stone details on the insulation board?

Our local home and garden stores don't stock the pink rigid insulation board, and said it was more expensive than the green or blue boards when ordered....geeeez! I found a store in another town about an hour away that I can order it through and not as expensive. So, as soon as the weather and my schedule ease up, I hope to get to play and experiment a little with this method.

Thank you so much for sharing all your beautiful inspiring projects with us here! Thank You!


I use a Variac and a soldering iron to carve all the detail..The Variac will let you control the temperature of the soldering iron and will give you professional results...I also use industrial strength liquid nail for my glue..My everything is put together with it...And I pay 15 dollars for a 4x8 sheet..And here is a picture of my Variac.......................
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Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 5, 2016 6:50 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Fantastic!!! TY for sharing it!


Thank you and your welcome!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Apr 5, 2016 7:09 PM CST
I was wondering how you did such fantastic detailing! Truly fabulous work and finished projects ! Lovey dubby
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Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia (Zone 6a)
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Sundownr
Apr 6, 2016 8:34 AM CST
Thanks for the equipment info Shape!
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Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 6, 2016 5:44 PM CST
beckygardener said:I was wondering how you did such fantastic detailing! Truly fabulous work and finished projects ! Lovey dubby


Thank you! Im almost ready to reveal the completed Hobbit Hole, was just waiting in the ground cover to completely cover everything..Should be ready this weekend...And you was wondering about the detail of the house...I started out carving those little gardens with a razor blade. Then one day I was reading a blog about foam cutting and the guy explained why you need the Variac...It completely changed the way I do things now.. This just shows you that if you use the internet in a constructive way it also is a great tool..I just hope that they never try to take it from us..
Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 6, 2016 5:45 PM CST
Sundownr said:Thanks for the equipment info Shape!


No problem and thanks!
Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 9, 2016 10:27 AM CST
I need more light for a better picture...
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Sf, ca (Zone 10b)
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Laurelca
Apr 9, 2016 10:34 AM CST
That's absolutely marvelous. I love how the colors pop against the plantings. Thumbs up
Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 9, 2016 10:44 AM CST
Laurelca said:That's absolutely marvelous. I love how the colors pop against the plantings. Thumbs up


Thank you..If the sun would ever come out I could get a beautiful sharp HDR image...I need the sun to come through the trees to blend with the shade to get a really great shot...
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Apr 9, 2016 11:15 AM CST
Oh! That is simply adorable! The plants really do set it off to look realistic. I think once the painted door fades a little, it will really look like some small elf lives there! (Or Hobbit or Garden Fairy!)

Really wonderful how each project you do turns out! You really do have a gift, Shape! Hurray!
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Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 9, 2016 1:20 PM CST
beckygardener said:Oh! That is simply adorable! The plants really do set it off to look realistic. I think once the painted door fades a little, it will really look like some small elf lives there! (Or Hobbit or Garden Fairy!)

Really wonderful how each project you do turns out! You really do have a gift, Shape! Hurray!


Thank you Becky! It wont take long on that door..This is TX and that door is in full sun..Something is strange here about the weather though,, We didnt have a winter to speak of and more rain than usual..I almost bet that in a few years we go tropical...?
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia (Zone 6a)
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Sundownr
Apr 10, 2016 6:00 AM CST
The Hobbit house looks fantastic, like it really belongs in the space!!! Is there a roof on the top covered with plants, or is it hollow and filled with soil?

Awesome job!!
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Name: Shape
Texas
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Shape
Apr 10, 2016 9:10 AM CST
Sundownr said:The Hobbit house looks fantastic, like it really belongs in the space!!! Is there a roof on the top covered with plants, or is it hollow and filled with soil?

Awesome job!!


There is a roof and I kinda punched myself because I spent hours carving every shingle just to cover it up.hahaha You can go back to the first picture on this thread and see how much roof I did cover up...
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