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Sorry to hear that,
It's an all too common accident, I'm afraid.

I hope your father makes a full recovery.


Russell
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My father had an accident with a circular saw today. I'm told the surgeon was confident, and my father is having his thumb reattached.

I would like you all to stay safe, and always be cautious and careful with power tools.
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by Tony Farrell - Sep 23, 2020, 12:35 am
A bit of info for you:

Up till the adoption of metric brick sizes in 1965, mass-manufactured Scottish bricks were 3.25 inches tall (England had two imperial-standard sizes for mass-manufactured bricks - 2.625" tall and 2.875" tall)

Since we're in Scotland, and we're pre 1965, we can assume that each brick in the wall behind this box is/was 3.25" tall. There are ten courses of bricks visible behind the box and (possibly) a partial brick visible where the pavement has been dug up to site the box; each layer of bricks is/was bedded on a half-inch layer of mortar (again, 0.5" was the imperial standard for each layer of cement (10 mm thick after 1965)).

So, 10 courses of bricks = 32.5"
      10 layers of cement = 5.0"
Bit at the bottom, approx = 2.5"

Total height of wall to underside of coping stones therefore is approximately 40".

Based on that:

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Note, the dimension of 40" for the upper portion of the box is the minimum - this is a single photo which has some lens distortion. Including the pitched roof but not the lamp, we have something a little over eight feet tall. Effectively, this box is the same size as the as the red - contemporaneous, Gilbert Scott K6 telephone boxes so beloved of filmmakers!

Does that help?

T
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by Angelus Lupus - Sep 22, 2020, 11:59 pm
Should I have specified that my rough guess was a bird's eye view?
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TARDIS Gallery / Re: TARDIS Models
Last post by lofiscifi - Sep 22, 2020, 11:03 pm
Quote from: fivefingeredstyre on Sep 22, 2020, 10:25 pmMore of the usual...

Not only am I practicing colour grading, but also I wanted to see if I could get the models to drift and roll around the screen more realistically.

Not so keen on the second segment, but I'm quite pleased with the others...



I could quite happily watch this on loop all day - the lighting and textures are bang on!
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Console Workshop / Re: Mystery Science TARDIS Con...
Last post by michael27 - Sep 22, 2020, 10:28 pm
Lots of work on boring stuff... Half the drywall/green glue is in under the subfloor, ductwork has been reinstalled with rigid duct, exterior wall studs are in place. 

Starting to build interior walls!  Very exciting!  It's starting to feel like it's an actual room.  Changed the layout for the front a bit, decided to go with speakers behind the movie screen.  That allowed me to extend the cabinet/shelf space up on each side.  I'm thinking these will be bookshelves now instead of cabinets.
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TARDIS Gallery / Re: TARDIS Models
Last post by fivefingeredstyre - Sep 22, 2020, 10:25 pm
More of the usual...

Not only am I practicing colour grading, but also I wanted to see if I could get the models to drift and roll around the screen more realistically.

Not so keen on the second segment, but I'm quite pleased with the others...

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TARDIS Build Diaries / Re: Mystery Science TARDIS
Last post by michael27 - Sep 22, 2020, 10:19 pm
Been working on the theater room the last few weeks.  Put in the TARDIS base.  Cutouts on the front are to attach the corner posts.  The left and right walls will be built as part of the room.  There's 1/2 inch space in the center for a plywood insert.  There was a post somewhere here where someone had inlaid a brass Seal of Rassilon in the floor, it looked really cool.  I'm hoping to do that at some point, but will probably start with a plain floor.
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Non-TARDIS-like Police Boxes / Re: Dundee boxes
Last post by mikey - Sep 22, 2020, 06:46 pm
Think the alternative version is more likely. They are definitely taller than they are long.

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Gadget Build Diaries / Re: 3 Dark Eyes Sonic Screwdri...
Last post by No More - Sep 22, 2020, 06:18 pm
Quote from: the doctor who2 on Sep 22, 2020, 04:39 pmThis time last year the B&M re-released a load of Sonics, it was probably mentioned back around September 2019. Apologies for the confusion I'm having to back date my old build diary that I did from last year, it was a secret for a long time so couldn't do it as I was building!

Ah yes, I'm forgetting you're working through a temporal displacement on this build.
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