back to the Dollhouse Workshop
  • Here's what we're working on.
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  • Very gentle warming will make the straws bend toward the heat.  As soon as it starts moving, move it farthar away.
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  •  A little heat from a hair dryer and this cocktail straw pulls a nice curve on the end
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  • I will snip it to come out flush with the wall surface
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  • A dremel for grooving... a utility knife can make a "V" groove for the same function.
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  • This groove will be a bit deeper than the thickness of the cocktail straw
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  • Testing
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  • drilling the hole with a 1/8" bit
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  • back-drilling so the hole is straight with the groove and at the bottom of the groove
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  • Good!
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  • This is not recommended... a spot of hot-melt (not a puddle... you'll melt the straw) works better than a staple.  Or, use "Quick-Grab".
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  • ... but the staple must live below the floor's surface.
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  • Perfect!
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  • Glue
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  • ... and "lite" spackle...
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  • OK
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  • Poke a piece of wire thru to make sure the staple didn't kink the straw, or the Spackle didn't fill up the straw.
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  • Pull the wire back and forth like floss
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  • Now for the baseboard wiring.
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  • This wiring will poke up above the baseboard and otherwise be behind the baseboard
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