After many months of travel I`m back & once again working on my daughters TARDIS.In a very short time I have managed to have had made some metal window frames which will have the two types of glass fitted although I`m having this effect duplicated in one piece of perspex (kids & broken glass,NO NO ) police sign for the illuminated sign boxes,although I think the color has come out a tad lighter than I would have liked but they were done as favor & didn`t cost me & the thing that Iam most proud of, A GENUINE FRESNEL LENS LAMP GLASS !!!!!!! More details as soon as I get them done greetings to you all keep up the good work
apprentice - welcome back from your travels. Keep us posted with your progress and details on your Genuine Fresnel Lens. I found a place in the states that had a few intermediate sized Fresnel lenses with Karsts help, but it good to know of other places too.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2008 1:08:45 GMT 1 by DOCTOR IZ
quick up date before I take the little apprentice for a jaunt across the galaxy ( back in a week or so ) have nearly completed the light housing & couldn`t resist a try out with the lens,IT LOOKED SO COOOL !!!!!! have all so collected the timber machined for the base & tried them in place & they are going to look great as well.as to the lens it`s along story but basicaly I got real lucky on e-bay a guy was selling old ships lenses & he just so happened he had one that when I received it it was the same dimensions as the one on the original Baracki prop OH DEAP JOY
Greetings all,back from my travels & found a message on the inter galatical communication memory device to say the windows were ready for collection.Tried them for fit on the frame & they look great also while wondering round the local DIY store today came a cross a traditional style Yale lock which looks like it just came of a series 1 box IMHO
I'm getting old... I now look at pictures like this and think 'nice workshop...'
I'm turning into my dad...
Good work, Apprentice...
"My pilot's license? That's out back in the Cessna. Or perhaps you're referring to my license to kill. Revoked. Trouble at the Kazakhstan border. I could give you the details but then I'd have to kill you, which I can't do because my license to kill has been revoked."
Post by apprentice on Sept 18, 2008 21:12:38 GMT 1
A couple more pics of the build as it progresse these show the build up of the sides.They were constructed useing 18 mm wbp hardwood ply overlaid with more 18mm to form the recessed panels,makes the sides very sturdy & not over heavy.Once I had got the first 1 it was a easy to run the other 3, 1 of which I cut down to form the doors. More to follow
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 22:09:53 GMT 1 by apprentice
Post by apprentice on Sept 22, 2008 22:28:01 GMT 1
A couple of pics of the next stage,the steps below the sign boxes which were built up using 3 layers of 12 mm ply which brought them flush with the corner posts which were built up of 2 layers of 18 mm ply. I do love it when a plan works out ;D
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 22:02:50 GMT 1 by apprentice
Post by apprentice on Sept 25, 2008 22:16:54 GMT 1
Hi guys some more pics of the on going build,these are of the sign boxes.Had some trouble with these & I`m not sure that I`m entirely pleased with the finish so far.I`m hoping that plenty of filler & elbow grease will improve them but I`m already thinking I may be into building some sign boxes Mark 2 (feel free to add your thoughts, none taken ! )you can see in the last pic that I have also cut for the phone hatch & if look closely I have also built the roof,further up dates to follow on that stage ;D
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 22:00:09 GMT 1 by apprentice
You're building yours using the method I originally wanted to employ while building mine, layer upon layer. I was talked out of it but looking at your excellent build, it wasn't such a bad idea after all! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Thanks to all for your kind comments, & Pod as to the method of build using layers of ply this was a decision made on the basis that I had a ready supply of materials through my business & that IMHO as long as I use WBP exterior hard wood ply & plenty of paint it should last well.If not it will be a good excuse to build another one !
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 8:40:03 GMT 1 by apprentice
Greetings all tis the season of mist & mellow fruitfulness in damp old England & time for further updates from the workshop.
This is you can see is the 1st stage of the roof section.Iwanted to make this lighter to aide construction & if I needed to move the Tardis in the future as I haven`t decided where it is going to call home yet ! ::)So the next stage was made using 12mm for the vertical faces & 9mm on the horizontal faces . To make sure that this stage could take the weight of the 2nd I added some bracing that I think is quite attractive,not strictly authentic but hopefully none of the you guys will disapprove !
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 22:23:51 GMT 1 by apprentice
Post by apprentice on Sept 27, 2008 21:11:46 GMT 1
EUREKKA !!!!!!!!!! sorry guys as you may have guessed by now technology is not my strong point,put me in a large shed with a pile of wood & sawdust.Deep sorrow for you all who have had to put up with my attemps
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 21:13:10 GMT 1 by apprentice
Post by apprentice on Sept 27, 2008 21:41:46 GMT 1
Back to the diary then ! Pictures showing next stage of build the 2nd step of the roof including rather neat idea I had for the lamp housing that will become clearer as the build progresses (if it works ).Like many Tardis builders I had a LOT of trouble with getting the angles right for the roof panels but after a lot of head scratching & practice cuts on scrap timber I FINALLY got a join I was happy with which needed a minimum of filler.Again to keep the weight down 12mm ply for the vertical faces & 9mm for the horizontal again internal bracing to stop flexing around the joints.On each level of the roofs there is a raised lip so that the parts line up properly & when completed but before painting a bead of decorators caulk (not a spelling mistake ) will be run around the join to stop any weeping of moisture,I hope well thats the plan at least.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 21:49:19 GMT 1 by apprentice
Post by apprentice on Sept 27, 2008 22:21:15 GMT 1
For the benifit of you guys who only read the last post on any thread I have come over all techi and went back in time and modified all previous post to click on thumbnails.Got t`b worth 1 karma point !
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2008 22:24:32 GMT 1 by apprentice