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Started by artwombat, Jul 29, 2016, 01:17 am

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artwombat

Jul 29, 2016, 01:17 am Last Edit: Jul 29, 2016, 09:36 am by artwombat
I have started the build with assistance from my Men's shed mates.

Our Tardis is a simple concept we built a real box (an elongated cube) from 9mm thick plywood with cut outs for all the panels and we will cover the panels on the inside so the panels will look like infills from the outside.

We glued nailing strips in the corners and nailed and glued it together except for the front panel we will hinge that later.

Build point
(a) We cut out 4 sides from 9mm thick ply 1 metre x 500mm
(b) We cut out 8 panel/window holes in 3 of the above and we cut a door way in the 4th wall panel to become the back (with an open back door)
(c) We nailed scrap wood strips on the panel edges for assembly with glue and panel pin nails. (the glue will be the strength)
(d) We glued and nailed the 3 sides of the box together and the front door was temporarily nailed in place.
(e) We cut the top and bottom panels to size and glued and nailed them on.
(f)  Under the bottom we screwed on some removable strips for feet across the front and the back (removable so they can be replaced or changed later)

That is what we have now,BTW I will get pictures on Monday. A complete plywood box with cut-outs for panels and a rear doorway

We intend to make the top tiers with light as a unit that lifts off for transport.

BTW  The concept is 1/2 size Tardis with an open door out the back that goes to the BIGGER INSIDE annexe.  I intend to have a roll-out carpet strip from the Tardis to the Bigger INSIDE annexe.

I enclose a mud map of my concept.Image (6).jpg

artwombat

Aug 01, 2016, 04:44 am #1 Last Edit: Aug 04, 2016, 06:32 am by artwombat
Progress so farDSCN2074 (2).JPGDSCN2070 (2).JPGDSCN2080.JPGDSCN2081.JPG

artwombat

Back to the Men's shed tomorrow.

I will see what I can get done.

Bob's your Uncle

Coming along nicely Mr. Wombat.

Please excuse my ignorance, but I've never heard of a "Men's Shed".
Is it like a community workshop or maybe a charitable organization?

Thanks for the photos.
Greg.
"Listen. All I have to do is dive into another dimension, find the time traveler, help her escape the monster, get home before the entire dimension collapses, and Bob's your Uncle."

'Hide'  S07 E09

artwombat

Men's Sheds are an Australian thing but the idea is spreading world wide. Australia has nearly 1000 sheds and McDonalds only have 800 restaurants.  So for our population we have a lot of sheds.  They are all a bit different, the idea is women talk face to face and men talk shoulder to shoulder, so for men's good mental health, men's sheds have workshops and activities where men feel comfortable to chat.

We have $A35,000 worth of machinery for wood metal and etc.

We use our workshop to help other not for profit community organizations and to do jobs for ourselves. As an example, we made 3000 crosses for the recent France killing fields memorial.

jorwick

Aug 02, 2016, 10:16 am #5 Last Edit: Aug 02, 2016, 10:35 am by jorwick
Unfortunately in  America having an all-men's group like that would be attacked viciously and unrelentingly  by our strain of feminism. ( All women's groups are  of course are accepted and perfectly reasonable) Heck, sitting with your legs spread can get you fined in some places now because you are taking up too much space. ( Women with multiple bags taking up multiple seats is of course just fine and dandy)  In short, if I started a Men's Shed here, I suspect that I would have, within minutes, either a Picketing line outside, or women demanding to join  so they could agitate and destroy the group from the inside ( not so they could help make stuff.)  Guess Aussies have a little more common sense

Actually thought about having my daughter test your premise for a science project, however. I think a lot of what women perceive as discrimination n the workplace is simply this  idea that men work shoulder to shoulder.  Men  will be staring at the project,  at notes, at a book doing research, at the ground, at the sky, etc and join in a conversation on how to proceed without ever looking at each other. Put a woman in that environment and she gets the idea she isn't being listened to or her ideas aren't being considered, because she gets no eye contact, as she would in a group of women doing the same thing..  anyway ,  it would be an interesting thing to see if that played out in real life business meetings by doing a survey of eye contact.. but my daughter  decided on  something more practical with plants/Fodder system watering frequency and volume stuff.  Which frankly is probably more practical and useful anyway.

Update:
Did a little research and found this interesting discussion from a year ago  ...   

Apparently, in addition to feminist resistance,  our insurance laws also basically make this very difficult. After all. You can't just sign a waiver and take responsibility for your own injuries in America!  But lots of interest.
Everything about American society at the moment seems focused at preventing personal responsibility and masculinity in men. And then there are the kids....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpE1Pa8vvI







artwombat

I have an apology to make.

I called this thread 1/2 scale but in fact I made it to fit inside a Hyundai Getz so no special transport was needed.  So the size of the box is 1000 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm (plus the thickness of the door) The tiers on top are a separate unit and they lift off. The position of the tiers is located by a 9mm thick square of ply glued to the top of the box.

Assembly will be simple, stand the box upright and place the tiers on top.


artwombat

To avoid conflict with the BBC Australian Registered design Police Box we will be making some changes. We will include no words from the registered design and our little box will not be a BBC specified colour (it will probably be cream green or red) and our box will have a large doorway in the rear.

I expect those 3 differences will make ours not be mistaken for a genuine BBC Police Box. 

The bigger on the inside idea is not covered by copyright nor is it covered by trademark registration.

For fun we will be theming ours using the Steam Punk concept and we will retain the bigger on the inside idea with a gazebo tent at the rear of our box. As for names I am sure we will come up with something.




galacticprobe

Aug 08, 2016, 05:02 am #9 Last Edit: Aug 08, 2016, 05:05 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: artwombat on Aug 07, 2016, 09:21 am
To avoid conflict with the BBC Australian Registered design Police Box we will be making some changes. We will include no words from the registered design and our little box will not be a BBC specified colour (it will probably be cream green or red) and our box will have a large doorway in the rear.

I expect those 3 differences will make ours not be mistaken for a genuine BBC Police Box.  

Well, as long as you're not outwardly advertising this for personal profit, then there shouldn't be a problem even if your box looks exactly like the smaller cousin of the real thing. People have used their boxes for fund-raising, mostly for charities, and there haven't been any issues with that or we'd have heard about it. So, I think you'd be safe if your box was blue and used the same wording/signage as the original.

Quote from: artwombat on Aug 07, 2016, 09:21 am
The bigger on the inside idea is not covered by copyright nor is it covered by trademark registration.

Very true. Just about every one of Irwin Allen's 1960s SF TV shows had ships, whether the Jupiter 2 of 'Lost In Space' or the Seaview from 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' (just to mention two) exhibited the "bigger on the inside" phenomenon. Also the 1970s Saturday morning kids' show (the original) 'Land Of The Lost' had those Pylons that were about 4 feet square at the base, but were massively huge inside. So yeah... I don't think you can copyright that idea; it's been used in too many productions already.

Quote from: artwombat on Aug 07, 2016, 09:21 am
For fun we will be theming ours using the Steam Punk concept and we will retain the bigger on the inside idea with a gazebo tent at the rear of our box. As for names I am sure we will come up with something.

Sounds like this is going to be fun. As for names, others have referred to their boxes as "TARDISes", even people making fan films and posting them all over YouTube. So I think you'd be safe calling your box a TARDIS. (And if I'm wrong, someone will correct me.)

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

artwombat

Back at the shed today and I got agreement (enthusiasm too) to go Steam Punk Box.

I started on a steam boiler and chimney to go on the side of the box so there will be some bracketing to get that sorted and we will add some chain or rope d├ęcor around the tiers. Maybe a ship's bell if we can source one and some kind of novelty Steam Punk handle for the door.

It can all change in an instant but that is the rough plan.

I will put in about 3 hours tomorrow and maybe take some pics.

artwombat


artwombat

Tempist is a spelling error but maybe it could be an acronym.

Temporary Emergence Materialisation Phenomenon In Space Time

Or maybe correct the spelling to read

SS Tempest