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Started by geminitimelord, Aug 04, 2008, 03:30 am

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geminitimelord

Aug 09, 2008, 11:17 pm #15 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:59 pm by Scarfwearer
Today I had lots of Progress. I got all of my Panels cut, mounted and ready for the Trim work.

First I mounted my Posts taking care to Position each one at the right spot, when I was done each opening was EXACT to what it should be.

Here you can see I used some scrap MDF I had to keep the top of the poles the correct distance. they will be removed once I have all the panels secured.
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Got the First wall Mounted! I will fancy some contraption like the window locks so I can disassemble easily but for now I just screwed it in place temporarily.
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3 Walls strong!! ( Side note, build a damn Door in my Garage so I dont have to keep crawling out the gap.) The area where the door opens was the only spot that would hold the height and width of the poles.
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Soon I will be the proud owner of a TYPE 40. (Sweat and tears included........hopefully no blood)
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kalarcana

Aug 10, 2008, 12:41 am #16 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:35 pm by scarfwearer
It's hard to tell in the next to last picture but are you using brackets on the post corners?  Are these the ones from the video?  If so, could you please post a close up shot of one mounted to the floor and post?

I wanted to say your build is looking quite nice.  And I don't think any of us have gotten anywhere in our builds without some blood, sweat, and tears.

Rick

Doctor Iz

Aug 10, 2008, 01:24 am #17 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:35 pm by scarfwearer
Scotty,

Your moving along very nicely.  I remember this phase of my build... The wood starting looking like a TARDIS... ;)  How exciting.
Keep up the strong work bud!

Also, I have to comment on your tee shirt, it should say "TARDIS TRAINING CAMP".  Did you know that TARDIS building is good for your health, it increase cardiovascular fitness? LOL!  Keeps the mind sharp too.

Have a great day!
Cheers,
Jon~
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

geminitimelord

Aug 10, 2008, 04:12 am #18 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:35 pm by scarfwearer
Hey Kalarcana thanks for the compliment. I will snap some close up shots of the corner brackets with my Sunday update. The corner brackets are working great. I did screw some dowels into the base of the posts as well to help prevent the posts from leaning into the corner brackets. Corner brackets keep the posts from bending out but not from bending into the center. However with the walls attached it seems to keep the box solid from movement.

Bones, you are correct this is a very exciting time as I can see it taking shape and that is very motivating. I cant wait until daylight so I can get out and start on the panels!

geminitimelord

Aug 10, 2008, 03:16 pm #19 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:36 pm by scarfwearer
Thanks Atomic,

Jon, I have taken your advice on the shirt!
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atomicgraph

Aug 10, 2008, 12:50 pm #20 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:36 pm by scarfwearer
great work so far and your moving pretty quickly on this keep up the momentum i love seeing updates on the builds.

Rox

Aug 10, 2008, 05:43 pm #21 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:37 pm by scarfwearer
Makes me wonder if the Tardis Coachbuilders Guild on Gallifrey had a work uniform...!!  :D

Perhaps even a union and specific accreditation...  [perhaps the Doctor's TARDIS was a post-liquid lunch Friday afternoon special - complete with dodgy workmanship, faulty wiring and second user Chameleon circuit...]

Because I'm assuming the bloke who made K9 needed to be CORGI registered....
My pilot's license? That's out back in the Cessna. Or perhaps you're referring to my license to kill. Revoked. Trouble at the Kazakhstan border.

I could give you the details but then I'd have to kill you, which I can't do because my license to kill has been revoked.

Doctor Iz

Aug 10, 2008, 03:50 pm #22 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:37 pm by scarfwearer
A right good show it Scott! 

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

geminitimelord

Aug 11, 2008, 03:10 am #23 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:37 pm by scarfwearer
Corner Bracket close up for you Kalarcana

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geminitimelord

Aug 11, 2008, 03:18 am #24 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 11:59 pm by Scarfwearer
Well Today didn't go as fast as I had hoped. For some reason when I was slicing the plywood and mounting posts yesterday it just all seemed to go fast. Today I can't believe how long it took to do just one panel. Maybe it is because I noticed a serious error and I needed to make a decision. When I set my plywood I thought I would simply be building my panels in place. I was wrong. I noticed that when I placed the panel strips it would look too flat. So i had to pull the plywood off and build my panel so that it could rest behind the corner post and give a better depth perception. I also quickly went to the house and looked at several of your builds out here to see what everyone else did. I am glad I caught that before it was too late.

Anyhow it took about 9 hours to cut and mount this panel. I think the end result however looks great. (oh yeah, this is the left side but I couldnt resist placing the Pull Door sign in place for effect.)
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geminitimelord

Aug 11, 2008, 01:38 pm #25 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:38 pm by scarfwearer
My Humble apologies to all that had to endure my Oversized Photos. Thanks Jon for setting me straight and sharing the secret of how to do thumbnails. I have gone back and corrected my entire thread. Looks much better.

Last night I slept like a baby, the body isn't used to all this lifting, crawling under the half open garage door, (Still need to figure out how to put a side door in this thing!!)

And WOW them Panels are freaking heavy once you clad them up! I am glad I added some Handles!

Doctor Iz

Aug 12, 2008, 01:41 am #26 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:38 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: gemini39usa on Aug 11, 2008, 01:38 pmMy Humble apologies to all that had to endure my Oversized Photos. Thanks Jon for setting me straight and sharing the secret of how to do thumbnails. I have gone back and corrected my entire thread. Looks much better.


No apologies are necessary... ;) I was just trying to be helpful.  I used to load full scale pictures too.  The thread looks great! 

My back is sore after carrying 100 pound plus plywood/cladding panels.  Those babies do get pretty heavy with the cladding for sure. ;D

Keep up the pace...
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

avadh

Aug 11, 2008, 03:12 pm #27 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:38 pm by scarfwearer
Looking brilliant Scott great work on the doors and everything else.

the_temporal_mechanic

Aug 20, 2008, 11:41 am #28 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:38 pm by scarfwearer
The front of the box is looking GREAT!  Cooled off any in the oven of a garage?

avadh

Aug 04, 2008, 12:28 pm #29 Last Edit: Mar 01, 2010, 09:40 pm by scarfwearer
Scott superb work my friend. The corner posts and the base look first class. Keep up the great work.