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Violet's Pseudo-Newbery Box

Started by Audrey, Aug 25, 2019, 02:41 am

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Audrey

It's been a minute.
So, when we left off we had a window.
We got two windows done, gave the box a temporary spray of blue to liven it up a bit, and brought it home.
It got sat in a temporary (read: Incredibly wonky, lordy) assembly, patiently waiting for the rest to be made for it.
And then a water pipe in our house burst.
And another. And another. etc.
After the untimely discovery that whoever installed them in our house did a poor (but synchronized!) job, and a lot of home repairs, the box understandably fell by the wayside. Graduation, jobs and Covid held it back.
But we're mostly freed up now.

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As I was looking at the plans for it, I noticed that I gave myself a Yardley-Jones issue. Given that this was my first box, and I had been used to just modeling box 'frontages', with no consideration for internals, it was designed solely to fit together and sit there.
So for example the door-stoppers wouldn't, well, stop the doors, and in all likelihood there'd be a noticeable gap. Darn.
I've redone the majority of the base model I'm designing plans off of, since a good chunk of the box hasn't been built yet. The walls and posts will be retained, but the base will be redone and the upper half is a bit shorter (curse you home roof height!). I've come up with what I think is a safe assembly for the upper half, with the upper sign-boxes being coupled with the roof frontage forming a "cradle" for the topmost roof stacks.

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Ideally there'll be more updates soon.

KIT-KAT

thats looking fantastic!
No, not the mind probe!

Audrey

Thank you! It's always fun to walk past it. Even though it's been there a good few months I'm not quite used to just how large it is in-person.