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Started by davidnagel, Sep 18, 2020, 03:22 pm

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davidnagel

Sep 18, 2020, 03:22 pm Last Edit: Sep 18, 2020, 03:28 pm by davidnagel
My son has turned into quite the hardcore Doctor Who fan, no idea how that happened, and I thought he'd like his bedroom transformed into a TARDIS-esque interior.

So after plugging in some shelves, I started working on his wardrobe - turning it into some interior styled doors.

(pre-apologies to anyone thats on Facebook and you've already seen me touting this gunf)

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Hardboard painted and roundels routed, Hartnell style. I did consider putting some mini 70s roundels in there but... decided I don't have that patience right now.

Next was, how is he going to open them? Why not make the door interior handles seen during the 80s?

So thats what I did. Designed in Fusion 360 and printed on a 3d printer, because I don't have confidence in my wood or metal work abilities to make them by hand.

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And finally... all painted and up!

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More next time...
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

phillbarron

Love that!

How sturdy are those handles?

The Odeon in Brighton has a few real ones knocking around ... I've often considered visting with my screwdriver. 😁

davidnagel

Quote from: phillbarron on Sep 18, 2020, 03:31 pmLove that!

How sturdy are those handles?

The Odeon in Brighton has a few real ones knocking around ... I've often considered visiting with my screwdriver. 😁

They are reasonably sturdy if you ask me. They could do with a bit more depth but with little reference from the originals to go on, I'd taken a lot of liberties in terms of full size dimensions. These are scaled down to the boy's hand dimension and look ok - even if they are screwed on off centre, d'oh.

If you do visit, keep us informed ;)
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

russellsuthern

Looks great!

Can you come over & do mine?


Russ

davidnagel

Only if you can paint up an army of cardboard Sontarans!  8)
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk