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Started by brenk9carter, Jan 09, 2017, 03:36 pm

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brenk9carter

Jan 09, 2017, 03:36 pm Last Edit: Jan 21, 2017, 06:10 pm by brenk9carter
So its time to start building the old girl. I've gone for the Capaldi box because at the moment its my personal favorite Tardis.
Also I should think that I'm one of the youngest Tardis builders on this site being 16  :P

I've been wanting to build a Tardis for quite a while now but i just never got up the courage to do so but now the balls started rolling and i cant back down now .
i asked a couple of people who have already built the Smith/Capaldi box which plans they used and they were helpful enough to let me use them, in the end i went with the plans that PMC kindly gave me (if you haven't already seen it i would recommend checking out his build) so i printed them off along with the other plans so i could have a variety of options.
i will be building it in the garage that had to be cleared out for the space
Also the wood has been ordered so it should be delivered sometime this week which will be when i start the actual build.
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Bren

LMC97

Well I'm looking forward to see what you have in store. The Capaldi box is also a favorite of mine so I will enjoy this build a lot more. I wish you luck with your project and also have fun.

LMC  :) 
Next stop, EVERYWHERE

davidnagel

Regards
David

brenk9carter

Jan 12, 2017, 08:39 pm #3 Last Edit: Jan 12, 2017, 09:48 pm by brenk9carter
so look what materialised at work, it looks like a Tardis made by ikea.
so far I've only got the wood to build the base, corner posts and the ply for the sides because i don't want to get too far ahead of myself,
i also have more wood at work that ill be taking home tomorrow.

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Bren

Volpone

"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

Rassilons Rod

New Dapol console, for the unable to count?  :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.

fivefingeredstyre

Quote from: volpone on Jan 13, 2017, 04:55 am
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Can I just say that is brilliant?

I love the Chameleon Circuit (Which has utilised the Chameleon tours logo - Someone really knows their stuff... :D )

brenk9carter

Jan 13, 2017, 12:54 pm #7 Last Edit: Jan 13, 2017, 12:55 pm by brenk9carter
Quote from: volpone on Jan 13, 2017, 04:55 am
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aha never seen that before i like the chameleon circuit bit  ;D
Bren

Volpone

HA!  I didn't even get the Chameleon Circuit joke.  I'm not as clever as I think I am. 
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

brenk9carter

Jan 14, 2017, 01:18 pm #9 Last Edit: Jan 14, 2017, 03:57 pm by brenk9carter
So the build begins.i will be building it from the bottom up so I'm starting with the base first then the corner posts. Each side is made from 2 planks of tanalised wood so that it wont rot. these are glued and screwed together to get the thickness.

The wood for the base is all cut to size.
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They will be glued and screwed together like this
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Gluing the base parts together. all the photos so far have been taken on my phone so thats why some of them will be sideways, sorry.
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woops this screwdriver doesn't work on wood does it
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all four sides of the base glued and screwed together before cutting the chamfer along the edge and mitring the corners.
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just butted the corners together to get a rough idea of how big it will really be... quite large i see
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will update soon
Bren

brenk9carter

Jan 14, 2017, 07:09 pm #10 Last Edit: Jan 14, 2017, 08:24 pm by brenk9carter
so i have put the angle along the edge.
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and i have also put the rebate in it so that the floor sits flush as seen here.

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i should think that these will make a pretty strong and durable base as they are some quite hefty chunks of wood.
Bren

Bob's your Uncle

Glue, glue, glue and more glue.
That's my motto!  ;D

Looks good so far,
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

galacticprobe

Jan 15, 2017, 07:19 am #12 Last Edit: Jan 15, 2017, 07:20 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: brenk9carter on Jan 14, 2017, 01:18 pm
...all the photos so far have been taken on my phone so thats why some of them will be sideways, sorry.


Bren, check out my post here http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=5617.msg66621#msg66621 for help with posting photos. The blue letter paragraph is the one important for anyone using a mobile device to take or post photos. I hope this helps.

All of your really important photos (the ones showing some of the assembly and the finished cuts) posted upright and look just fine, but the above should help you out with further photo orientation issues.

Brilliant work so far!

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

therenegade

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just butted the corners together to get a rough idea of how big it will really be... quite large i see


Yeah, it wasn't until I'd finished the base square on mine that the scale of it really hit me, also.
Wait until you get the walls together, and you'll see what you've gotten yourself into lol.

brenk9carter

Jan 15, 2017, 11:06 am #14 Last Edit: Jan 15, 2017, 11:08 am by brenk9carter
Quote from: therenegade on Jan 15, 2017, 09:23 am
Yeah, it wasn't until I'd finished the base square on mine that the scale of it really hit me, also.
Wait until you get the walls together, and you'll see what you've gotten yourself into lol.



yeah i can imagine. but having been to the dr who experience 3 times i already know how big they really are and i know how big of a project this really is.
Bren