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Started by kutan66, Apr 18, 2019, 07:06 pm

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karsthotep

they must not be hinges in the classical sense of the word, Do you have a pin at the top and bottom corner of the door which slots into holes allowing you to have them swing that way with no visible hinges?  Orrrrrrrr am I completely wrong and you are that amazing that you were able to hide regular hinges so well.  I would say either are possible :)

I love this wood work, and I am glad you have it in the natural wood.  So beautiful.

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

ciderman

What a lovely build. So reminiscent of the wooden console room. I look forward to your next project!

kutan66

Quote from: Volpone on Sep 17, 2019, 09:51 pm
Impressive, that you've been able to hide the hinges so well on an outward-opening door. 

I had a bunch of luan plywood laying around at my old place, so I paneled the inside of my garage.  I used one of the spots between the joists for a tool wall so I put a "secret" door over it.  It was fine but you could easily see the hinges if you looked for them (and the door wouldn't open very far to boot).  Having a door that opens out with no visible hinges is quite a trick in my book.


Quote from: karsthotep on Sep 18, 2019, 12:10 am
they must not be hinges in the classical sense of the word, Do you have a pin at the top and bottom corner of the door which slots into holes allowing you to have them swing that way with no visible hinges?  Orrrrrrrr am I completely wrong and you are that amazing that you were able to hide regular hinges so well.  I would say either are possible :)

I love this wood work, and I am glad you have it in the natural wood.  So beautiful.

Karst



Not sure about the US, but in the UK most kitchen doors have a 'concealed hinge' of some type.   These are similar, but a more heavy duty version.  This pic shows 3 in the 'closed' position and one 'open'.

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They probably wouldn't be good for exterior use.  I think they'd rust.


Quote from: ciderman on Sep 18, 2019, 05:17 pm
What a lovely build. So reminiscent of the wooden console room. I look forward to your next project!


I've always liked the 'woodyness' of the secondary console room!    I have thought about wood roundels.  But once this is done, I think I'll need a rest!

I've not really thought about possible future projects.    It would be nice to make a full size exterior box.. but I cant see it happening for a looong time if ever!


Thank you.
Ian

karsthotep

ah yes, we have those and that would do the trick yes,  very nice, thanks for sharing. 

I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

kutan66

Decided to have a big push this last weekend.     Wanting to get as much as possible done for when a few people pop round this coming weekend!

I was in the workshop for 8, but telling someone I'd sand and respray 4 coffee tables Sat morning didnt overly help!

Last weekend before I finished I made some oak trunking to cover wires.

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When I finished spraying and began on the Police Box on Saturday I put the phone back in first..

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Two or three weeks ago I bought some wire, dimmer switch and a batten lamp holder.

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Made a back box for the switch (and lamp holder)

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Didnt finish until very late on Saturday but fitted all the trunking and put Osmo oil on bare bits before home, shower and bed!

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Oh.. also cut a hole in the back for where the socket and phone socket will be behind it.  And put an edging round.

(And my box must have the doors going the right way..!)

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Also spent Sunday and this evening on it.. but its well past bed time now.. so more soon!

Cheers
Ian

bjones

This is beyond beautiful!

Bx

Volpone

Looking at the inside, I'm reminded of Swiss watches, where the clockwork is so magnificent they put a crystal back on the watch so you can see the insides.  I may have to go snap a picture of the insides of my TARDIS.  Generally, it is bad form to derail a thread with your own build but I almost want to, just to highlight how beautiful your workmanship and attention to detail is.  "Fancy" for me would probably be duct-taping the wiring to the wall instead of just leaving it hanging.  "Super fancy" would be buying some stick-on panduit from Home Depot.  Never in a million years would I dream of milling oak panduit. 

Of course this all means you need to whittle a phone.  ;) 

PS:  If the weather changes or my box rots in such way that the door lock no longer works, my solution is to bust up a paint stir stick to shim the appropriate side of the lock until it works properly again. 
"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.

kutan66

Quick continued update before I try to do something useful tonight!


On Saturday also put trunking on the phone wire.

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Sunday morning I dismantled the sofa bed which was in the study and cleared that area ready.

In the workshop I made a board for behind the hole in the back, then began dismantling!

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And stacked the bits ready in the study here.

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The roof and front comes off in one.

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The rest of Sunday was making something for another update.


Last night after work I made something else for the above mentioned as yet unmentionable, then played with glass again.

I don't think I said, but after the etching acid left streaks in the glass, I bought an aerosol of 'glass frosting'.   I tried it a week or so ago.

I assume I must have received a duff tin as it just appeared to produce a clear lacquer no matter how much I shook it.

This is after three coats!

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So I sent it back to the Ebay seller and received a refund.


This was probably for the best as I then bought some etched glass from the local glass merchant which looks good.

I cut it up last night.     The original clear glass I cut is at the back.

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I used the etching acid on the patterned glass.  You can't see if that is streaky!

The evil looking acid smells a bit like HP Brown Sauce!

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And a before and after pic.

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I also had a little play with the Fresnel.  I'd like to see the grain on that, but I thought a hint of silver leaf would contrast.

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I'm hoping for some assembly tonight... but I've come home to a new washing machine needing putting in, and an old one needing taking out..

We'll see what happens!

Thank you
Ian

kutan66

Soo.. the washing machine swapping didn't go well..  and once I did get it in it refused to work properly.   I wasn't amused.

Then I began putting Tardis back together again.


Oh.. one other thing I did last weekend before dismantling..    The doors open outward, so I had to turn around the latch part of the lock.  Being that way around it doesn't need the 'keep' part screwing to the other door.
Instead I inset a piece of thin steel with a brushed finish.  This will stop the latch wearing away at the other door.

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Assembling last night.  I put a load of felt protector pads on the bottom so that I can slide it around easily on the wood floor in here.

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I was already annoyed after doing the washing machine hokey-kokey  (one in, one out!) and then the reassembly didn't go as well as I'd have liked.  So lots of FLIPPIN'ECKS were flying around.

Eventually everything went back ok though.   I had a shower at around half 11, but was wishing I'd had less time messing in the kitchen and more time on Tardis..

So after I thought, 'What the heck..' and at quarter past midnight I was sticking glass in!

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[Spot the framed Tardis poster!]


And Thomas has only just this second found it!

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People are coming round tomorrow night.. so tonight is the last time to get it to where I want.

I did want to have more done, but one thing I wanted turned out to be a special order thing with a week to wait.


Tonight going to have a play with the electrics!

Thank you
Ian

Davros Skaro

This looks damn brilliant, you've done an excellent job on this, the natural look of the Oak timber suits it. Congratulations on a job well done!  :) :D 8)

Chris.
Chris.

kutan66

A slight slide note first.  I was updating a kitchen a couple of weeks ago and saw this in a drawer and had to take a pic!

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So, Thursday evening I wanted to connect the lighting and phone up.  Behind the wall behind the Police Box's position is the stairs cupboard.  I marked where the hole is in the back of the Box and drilled through.
And also drilled through to spur a wire from a nearby socket, and started to cut in for a back box.

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And put the back box in.

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And put the oak board on and socket and phone front plates.

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So when the Police Box is pushed back into its proper place..

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So, it was about 11pm by this point and all I had to do was turn off the electric to the sockets and connect up.     The phone plugged into the free phone socket under the stairs.

Unfortunately the back up battery for the burglar alarm is dead, which causes the alarm to go off when that fuse is turned off.   I didn't think it particularly polite to the neighbours to have the alarm ringing at that time of night!

So I ended up using an extension lead to light the lights.

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It was at this point that the box came to life and a huge smile developed on my face!



The smile stayed there until I was about to drop to sleep.. then I suddenly remembered.. that I couldn't remember where the keys for the box were!

When I brought the bits of the box into the house, I left the keys in the workshop.  I brought the keys over Thursday evening.  I remember passing them to the wife through the back door, and she put the envelope on top of the bin...


Friday after work, before people arrived, I decided that the neighbours could cope with five minutes of the alarm going off, and I connected the socket up properly.


Having a very lazy day today.  I may replace the cable trunking later and shorten the lighting wire.   Then there's the 'not a lamp Oak lamp' to finish at some point, and the 'not mentioned other thing' which will hopefully appear some time later this week.

And today to finish with another pic at night!


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Thank you
Ian

russellsuthern

To quote Bernard Matthews:
"Bootiful- really bootiful!!!!"   ;D


Great stuff!

Russell

Davros Skaro

QuoteWhen I brought the bits of the box into the house, I left the keys in the workshop.  I brought the keys over Thursday evening.  I remember passing them to the wife through the back door, and she put the envelope on top of the bin...


They didn't go in the bin did they? I do hope that you found them!

That is looking very good, looks like it has materilised in the wall. Quite an interesting effect. Well done!  :)

Chris.
Chris.

Volpone

Sep 29, 2019, 01:47 am #88 Last Edit: Sep 29, 2019, 01:48 am by Volpone
HA!  It's the TARDIS from "The Mind Robber"--if the Mind Robber was This Old House/New Yankee Workshop's Norm Abrams instead of a pulp author.
"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.

fivefingeredstyre

Oh now that looks perfect! well done mate. You must be really proud...