This is one of my tutorials from my old web site. It is for a 1/24th scale (halfscale) mop but you can double the measurements to make a 1/12th scale mop.
1. You will need: cocktail stick, tread, glue, sandpaper and scissors.
4. Tie the 2 longer pieces around the others at iether side of the centre.
Tip: If you fold the threads over now, and try them next to your mop, you will be able to see if you have too many or too few threads. Add or take away as needed and re-tie 5. Push the cocktail stick through the centre of the bunch of threads, inbetween the ties.
6. If you have difficulty getting it through, use a pointed cocktail stick to open up the hole a little first.
7. Split the threads at each side and pull apart. This should move the ties closer to the stick and make it a tighter fitting.
8. Cut another piece of thread about 20 cm long, you will need this soon.
10. Press the threads down on the glue and the stick.
11. Take the long thread (I have used blue so you can see it better) and lay it across the others about 6 cm from one end.
12. With your other hand, pinch the threads together as close to the top of the mop as possible.
13. Start wrapping the long thread around the top of the mop. This is a little tricky and it may take a few goes before you get it close enough to the top and tight enough.
14. Tie the 2 ends of the long thread together, tight. Add a little glue around the top of the mop to stop the thread moving or coming unfastened.
15. Trim the threads off at the bottom to about 13mm long and there you have it, one mop.
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
I also made and sold quite a few worn books in 1/12th and 1/24th scale.