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Scarfwearer's Season 14 Wooden Console

Started by Scarfwearer, Sep 23, 2009, 08:57 am

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type_1012_tardis

Definitely coming along well.  Can't wait to see it done!  :D
I think I remember you saying something about putting this in a study?
If so, then have the console be accessible, and your study can double as your TARDIS' library/secondary control room!
The ultimate TARDIS of ultimate destiny.  Type 1012.  Now with extra duct tape.

Scarfwearer

Apr 25, 2010, 12:48 pm #76 Last Edit: Jul 26, 2011, 09:34 am by Scarfwearer
Yesterday I had some time available, so I thought I'd get back in the workshop and get this long-stalled project back on the road. However the universe had other ideas...

The next step of the project is to get the underside of the console clad, and attach it to the plinth. So I cut a hexagonal plate to go over the top of the plinth.
underside1.jpg
The silver on the underside of the console here is because the wide hexagon is reused from the old dalek console I built for my fan film - now dismantled.

No sooner had I finished the hexagon, than my observant junior timelord appeared, telling me the grass was wet outside alongside the driveway. We've had no rain for weeks, so we both agreed that this was very strange. On further investigation, we found that there was water trickling out of the ground and down the sloping driveway. And sure enough the grass alongside the fence is squishy. And one of the fence posts is hissing. Hmm. I called the water board, but they say their responsibility ends at the meter at the street. I fetch the shovel. Pretty soon I'm shoveling wet mud out of a small pond. I fetch the wet and dry vacuum, after which I can see what I'm doing. Eventually I find a 2" blue water pipe with two joints in it, about six inches apart, and one of them is spraying water. I called in the neighbour to help me find the water shut-off, but that one doesn't stop it. Eventually we turn on the taps at the other end, and I let the downstream pipe drain into the ditch, then shove the ends together and tighten them before the pressure builds up too much. Fortunately the fitment had simply not been done up properly and had stripped about one turn from the thread, so I was able to tighten it properly. Here it is afterwards.
buried-pipe.jpg
I'm guessing someone broke the water pipe when they dug the hole for the fence posts, and repaired it, but they probably couldn't shut the water off either, so perhaps did the best they could under the rising water. I've no clue why it's lasted this long (at least five years) and now suddenly decided to leak. Who knows?
Anyway, hopefully I'll have something better to show when I next get back in the workshop. :)

Crispin

acquiesce

good grief scarfwearer not only do you built breath taking console rooms  ,tardi , props an look good in scarf but you have taken the time out to recreate a lost episode too .................. always wanted to see "the underwater menace" ............... who,d have thought that the villan was a fence post !! ha ha

seriously tho the season 14 console is looking good glad you are back to work on it again always a fav of mine  ;D
I didn't invent the hypothetical situation, but let's just suppose for a second that I did........

celation

Delighted that you're at least trying to get back to this project!

Look forward to seeing more updates...

C.

Rassilons Rod

Quote from: celation on Apr 26, 2010, 10:37 am
Delighted that you're at least trying to get back to this project!

Look forward to seeing more updates...

C.


Seconded :)
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.

Scarfwearer

Apr 26, 2010, 07:39 pm #80 Last Edit: Jul 26, 2011, 01:20 pm by Scarfwearer
A small update.

I cut yet another hexagon to fit inside the plinth on the underside of the lid. This is purely to position the walls correctly so that I could screw vertically down into the ends of the walls to hold it all together (predrilling first to avoid splitting the wood).
plinth-lid-underside.jpg

And here it is in place.
plinth-lid.jpg

This holds the whole plinth together firmly, so I can remove the string that was holding it.

It now makes me think of Camberwick Green for some reason.... :)

Crispin

Rassilons Rod

Apr 27, 2010, 02:20 am #81 Last Edit: Apr 27, 2010, 02:22 am by rassilonsrod
Quote from: ScarfwearerIt now makes me think of Camberwick Green for some reason....

:D

Looking good! So glad to see you back on this project :)


...and whats that behind it? Looks like the stuff they used in the downlighter in the doorway of the season 14 console room.

...you're not ... ARE you? :O
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.

type_1012_tardis

coming along nicely there, though slowly.
hope you can finish it somewhat soon-ish.
The ultimate TARDIS of ultimate destiny.  Type 1012.  Now with extra duct tape.

Doctor Iz

Crispin,
That is look mighty fine!  Lovely build!
You are quite the carpenter mate!! :)

Cheers,
Jon
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

type_1012_tardis

Quote from: Doctor Iz on May 08, 2010, 02:37 pm
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You are quite the carpenter ...


Definitely alot better than me!
Anyways, are you planning to add sound effects to this one as well?
Maybe even put a tv in the room and have a button on the console turn it on/off (LOL)
The ultimate TARDIS of ultimate destiny.  Type 1012.  Now with extra duct tape.

Scarfwearer

Oh yes, I certainly hope to add lights and sounds, but need to finish the structure first...

Crispin

type_1012_tardis

The ultimate TARDIS of ultimate destiny.  Type 1012.  Now with extra duct tape.

Rassilons Rod

No you have me imagining that Crispin is gonna be dismantling a remote control :D

"Ah yes, the news channel... Oh no, its Jeremy Paxman! Ha, Jeremy the fatuous!  ...Oh get off!" ;D
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.

type_1012_tardis

The ultimate TARDIS of ultimate destiny.  Type 1012.  Now with extra duct tape.

Darksyde

It would lack accuracy but with the harmoney remote you could actually place ones cable box, dvd player, etc in the console.