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Started by pod, Sep 24, 2011, 11:25 pm

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pod

Sep 24, 2011, 11:25 pm Last Edit: Oct 22, 2012, 02:28 pm by Scarfwearer
Hey All,
I've been thinking about making a new door sign for the BARDIS, the frame around the sign on mine is way too thin, and the sign itself was made before the days of PDF's, etc, so is the best I could do at the time, but not accurate.

Firstly, and apologies if this has been answered a million times before, but what width do I need to make the frame around the sign for a TYJ?

And secondly, I'm having trouble linking to or finding a PDF for the correct sign which I can email/give to the sign company. Can anybody point me in the correct direction?

Thankyou!

timerotor

Pod,
the sign you already have on your magnificent Tardis looks absolutely splendid to me...
why the need for a change?
living, learning, loving, refurbing, & preserving!

deck5

Sep 24, 2011, 11:47 pm #2 Last Edit: Sep 25, 2011, 12:39 am by deck5
Quote from: pod on Sep 24, 2011, 11:25 pmFirstly, and apologies if this has been answered a million times before, but what width do I need to make the frame around the sign for a TYJ?


If the Pull-To-Open door is, with the frame, 12" wide, then the frame is 1" wide all the way around.  I've just PDF-ified a TYJ sign in the Door Sign Reference thread.

pod

Quote from: timerotor on Sep 24, 2011, 11:32 pm
Pod,
the sign you already have on your magnificent Tardis looks absolutely splendid to me...
why the need for a change?


Thankyou for the kind words Timerotor, that means a lot, especially coming from yourself! And you're right, the sign is completely fine and adequate; but, you know when you look at the thing every day and the little faults leap out at you and niggle you and niggle you and niggle you until you finally have to do something about it? Well, my door sign is like that. It's only problem really is the frame is too narrow, which a lot of people probably wouldn't even notice. Except me. And the sign itself was designed by me before this forum was in my consciousness, so it's just as good as I could make it, but not quite there... I hope that makes sense.

pod

Quote from: deck5 on Sep 24, 2011, 11:47 pm
Quote from: pod on Sep 24, 2011, 11:25 pmFirstly, and apologies if this has been answered a million times before, but what width do I need to make the frame around the sign for a TYJ?


If the Pull-To-Open door is, with the frame, 12" wide, then the frame is 1" wide all the way around.  I've just PDF-ified a TYJ sign in the Door Sign Reference thread.


Thanks, deck5! I assumed it was about an inch. And thanks for the PDF!

deck5

Quote from: pod on Sep 25, 2011, 07:04 amThanks, deck5! I assumed it was about an inch. And thanks for the PDF!


You're welcome.  Let me know if you need any modifications.

timerotor

Quote from: pod on Sep 25, 2011, 07:03 am
Quote from: timerotor on Sep 24, 2011, 11:32 pm
Pod,
the sign you already have on your magnificent Tardis looks absolutely splendid to me...
why the need for a change?


Thankyou for the kind words Timerotor, that means a lot, especially coming from yourself! And you're right, the sign is completely fine and adequate; but, you know when you look at the thing every day and the little faults leap out at you and niggle you and niggle you and niggle you until you finally have to do something about it? Well, my door sign is like that. It's only problem really is the frame is too narrow, which a lot of people probably wouldn't even notice. Except me. And the sign itself was designed by me before this forum was in my consciousness, so it's just as good as I could make it, but not quite there... I hope that makes sense.


Yes of course it does.
I tinker EVERY time I go back to Bristol - with my Tardis. I fully understand that its an ongoing project and we like to make it better if it niggles at us! LOL I've been going at it for a year!!!
So good luck with it.
I have recently been thinking of the sign again too. and using the Wikes shallow bow door handles that Scrafwearer has blogged about as they are slightly smaller than the actual door handles but very close in shape!
QUICK - BACK TO SIGNS!
I want to make a slightly bigger sign (with bigger type). I think the PDFs are brill and may have a go with those myself.
Cheerio.
MBH :)

living, learning, loving, refurbing, & preserving!