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Started by russell glen, Apr 15, 2023, 08:35 pm

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russell glen

not much to post at the moment as work is keeping my busy, but i have an idea for the roof light that should save money and look good, as soon as I can clear my workshop out and get started I will post some images
I am starting at the top and working down, probably a bit daft in reality , but Mike assures me it will all come together, and he is the brainy one, I am the one with the big hammers

russellsuthern

Hi from one Russell to another!
Good luck with your build.

Russell

russell glen

Quote from: russellsuthern on Apr 16, 2023, 08:28 amHi from one Russell to another!
Good luck with your build.

Russell
Many thanks, its going to be a bit of an effort, so many other things keep getting in the way
but I have my grandaughter on work experience next month, so I will dedicate a couple of days to Tardis building
that will look good on her school report
just looking at purchasing a small plunge router to make the rebate for the window frames, as mike is flat out doing Morris Dancing and Medieval stuff at Tewkesbury and Gloucester for the next month
he will be in charge of painting it to look old
I am thinking of painting the inside Matt Black, then fitting some polycarbonate mirrors to create an illusion of depth
coupled with the two PC monitors playing a video I reckon it might work well
I have to say, everybody on here is so helpful and so knowledgeable, without some of the ideas and prompts on here I dont think I would have attempted it

russell glen

Aug 19, 2023, 06:15 pm #3 Last Edit: Aug 19, 2023, 06:17 pm by russell glen
Righto
I have been busy and made the base
also I have made one corner post and the other three are all in kit form
however
massive problems

I have been working flat out, and woke up with pipes and wires coming out of me !!

a week and a half in hospital and I now have several months of horrible stuff to go through
I am retiring early from work, so will not get the Tardis finished in time for halloween
the last few days i have only had enough energy to do little jobs, so I have been tidying all of my tools away and disposing of equipment and materials
the Tardis is stored away in the garage, and I am going to try to sell the Robot to make some space

I cannot recall how to add images !!!
all 8 feet of him

as part of my recovery I am finally going to start refurbishing the bodywork on my classic car ( been let down by three so called proffesionals)  its a job I can do as I feel like it without bothering any one
now if any one wants to take on my tardis, just cover the cost of materials, they are more than welcome to it, otherwise it will sit in abeyance or stasis in the roof and corner of the workshop
perhaps get it finished at xmas if I feel more normal

will try to post a few pictures of how far we got

remember, you only get one go at life, dont be wasting it


ciderman

Hope you are better soon!

russell glen

well, the chemo is going well, still a bit shaky,but if things work out Ok I can retire early, my son in law came round to help me clear my garage of stock, I have given away all of my big work tools, fixings cables sockets etc, so the garage now has lots more room for me to work on my classic car, and the tardis is neatly stacked in the attic rack
hopefully in a week or two I can finish building the remaining three sides, everything is cut and ready, just glue and screws
then I need to weld a frame for the base, so that it has wheels and adjustable feet
perhaps I will set it up for Xmas instead
it would be fun to wheel it out in the dead of night, and set it up with some broken fence panels, some traffic barriers ( there are a load lying about near my house ) and some space debris, for Christmas day, oddly I cannot post images here ? but will let you know how I get on

russellsuthern

Glad the chemo is going well.
It is quite tricky posting photos until you get the hang of it.
You have to reduce the size of the photo quite a bit (I use "paint") before it will attach.


Regards,

Russell

russell glen

I can reduce the images no problem, but I could not understand which button to click to load the image

Volpone

OK. 
Step 1:  Click "REPLY" don't use the "QUICK REPLY" window at the bottom of the screen. 
Step 2:  At the bottom of the text window is an V icon with "Attachments and other options."  Click that. 
Step 3:  In the dropdown use the "Drag and drop your files here/ADD FILES to add your files. 
Step 4:  Click the "UPLOAD" button. 
Step 5:  Click the "INSERT" button.
av2.JPG
I think that's all.  Sorry it's so counterintuitive.  This place is run on a wing and a prayer these days and this is the software we've got to work with.  [EDIT:  Yup.  That's it.  I uploaded the pic as I made this post and then confirmed it worked.]
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russell glen

Sep 10, 2023, 08:50 am #9 Last Edit: Sep 10, 2023, 05:00 pm by russell glen
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russell glen

Sep 10, 2023, 09:00 am #10 Last Edit: Sep 10, 2023, 04:59 pm by russell glen Reason: pictures n tloaded correctly
:) phase two of the Tardis build, Mike brings his router along, no point in me buying one it would never get used again, we looked at the plans and some old images, and worked out  away to make the mouldings in the side look period, I then ran up the chop saw and made the diagonal re inforcing blocks and the small knees to screw in , the corner joint was not perfect on the first one, but I will  seal it with caulk before I paint, the previous images show the base, which is cut from tanalized timber, and the wheels and adjustable feet that I blagged off some massive UPS
I had to remove for  a client ( we didnt want him to know that these 8 foot by four foot cabinets could simply be wheeled into the lift, the bloke was a tightwad of the first order)
when the Tardis is finished we plan to wheel it out at about 3 am when its quite, then simply wind the adjustable feet down and drop a few wedges in, followed by a trim panel to disguise it all, the local PCSO knows me and wants in on the act, so expect lots of copper arriving for selfies and to nibble the sweets the doctor left them

russell glen

Sep 10, 2023, 09:06 am #11 Last Edit: Sep 10, 2023, 05:04 pm by russell glen
Quote from: russell glen on Sep 10, 2023, 09:00 am:) phase two of the Tardis build, Mike brings his router along, no point in me buying one it would never get used again, we looked at the plans and some old images, and worked out  away to make the mouldings in the side look period, I then ran up the chop saw and made the diagonal re inforcing blocks and the small knees to screw in , the corner joint was not perfect on the first one, but I will  seal it with caulk before I paint, the previous images show the base, which is cut from tanalized timber, and the wheels and adjustable feet that I blagged off some massive UPS
I had to remove for  a client ( we didnt want him to know that these 8 foot by four foot cabinets could simply be wheeled into the lift, the bloke was a tightwad of the first order)
when the Tardis is finished we plan to wheel it out at about 3 am when its quite, then simply wind the adjustable feet down and drop a few wedges in, followed by a trim panel to disguise it all, the local PCSO knows me and wants in on the act, so expect lots of copper arriving for selfies and to nibble the sweets the doctor left them ( jelly babies of course)

not sure why the images are weak ?

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In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
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russell glen

Quote from: Rassilons Rod on Sep 10, 2023, 09:49 am
Quote from: russell glen on Sep 10, 2023, 09:06 amnot sure why the images are weak ?

Weak?
yes the bottom images appear washed out ? I wonder if the forum timed out as I only signed in for an hour

Rassilons Rod

They all look ok from where I am... Anyone else seeing this?
In the cities in the streets there's a tension you can feel,
The breaking strain is fast approaching, guns and riots.
Politicians gamble and lie to save their skins,
And the press get fed the scapegoats,
Public Enema Number One.