TARDIS

TARDIS Little Free Library

TARDIS Cabinets has received an order for a custom built Little Free Library cabinet to be placed outdoors in a public place in Iowa.

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share.

This one will be a 1/4th scale TARDIS! Build entirely out of the hardwoods, poplar, birch, western red oak and Oregon ash. All glues used will be waterproof, all seams will be caulked.

Here is a pictorial build diary. and more information is at www.tardiscabinets.com or contact me with questions.

Video at the bottom of this page.

Click images to zoom.

Posts doweled to base and first top layer
Posts doweled to base and first top layer
Walls going on
Walls going on
Sign boxes
Sign boxes
Doors hung
Doors hung
Finished
Finished
Finished
Finished
TARDIS

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS Wine Cabinet

Re-Blog

A TARDIS Builder's Journal

This is a 1:3 scale TARDIS (or for those not familiar with the BBC show, Doctor Who) a 1962 era London Police Call Box.

This time I built it to be a wine cabinet.  Total height from base to top of lantern is 40 inches.  Width and depth is 24 inches.

I had previously built a nearly full size TARDIS as a bookcase and you can see that one here.

So I’m a nerd, but a nerd who likes wine.

I’ll post a few photos of the build in progress so you can see the materials used then a few of the finished product.

You can click any image for a larger view in a new window.

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Now I clearly need more wine!

Please feel free to re-blog, share, tweet, pin or otherwise show this to anyone interested.  I’d like for people to see my work.

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A New Season of Doctor Who is About to Start

And I can’t wait.

whoA new Doctor has regenerated, an imaginary hero that I believe in.

Yes,I am a Whovian, Some would (and do) call me a nerd.  Not ashamed of that title.

Heroes are important and heroes tell us something about ourselves.

History books tell us who we used to be.

Documentaries tell us who we are now,

Heroes tell us who we want to be.

A lot of our current heroes depress me greatly. Guns, death, spewing blood to drive home the point. So violent they are.

But with the Doctor, they didn’t give him a gun, they gave him a screwdriver to fix things.  

They didn’t give him a tank, or a war ship, or a fighter jet or an automatic weapon, they gave him a call box from which you can call for help.

They didn’t give him a superpower like a heat ray, or invisibility, or incredible strength, they gave him an extra heart.

They gave him two hearts.  That’s an extraordinary thing.

There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.

Like and share if you might agree.

-Gary

 

TARDIS

Doctor Who Inspired TARDIS Wine Cabinet

This is a 1:3 scale TARDIS (or for those not familiar with the BBC show, Doctor Who) a 1962 era London Police Call Box.

This time, I built it to be a wine cabinet.  Total height from base to top of lantern is 40 inches.  Width and depth are 24 inches.

I had previously built a nearly full-size TARDIS as a bookcase and you can see that one here.

So I’m a nerd, but a nerd who likes wine.

I’ll post a few photos of the build in progress so you can see the materials used then a few of the finished product.

You can click any image for a larger view in a new window.

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Now I clearly need more wine!

Please feel free to re-blog, share, tweet, pin or otherwise show this to anyone interested.  I’d like for people to see my work.

Thank you,

-Gary

 

TARDIS

I built a TARDIS!

Doctor Who is a favorite show of mine and I love the exterior look of the TARDIS.  For those not familiar with what the heck a TARDIS is, It is the Doctor’s time and space machine disguised as a 1963 London Police call box.  Too complicated to explain, but I’m sure if you clicked this link, you already knew that.

There is a link to a video of the final results, both inside and outside, at the end of this post.

I wanted this to be a piece of furniture, not something I stuck out in the garden so I had to scale it down a little.  I started with a 6​ foot tall by 40​ inch wide by 20​ inch deep bookcase. The effect, hopefully, will be that the TARDIS will appear to have materialized in the wall.

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Used clear pine to build out the framing. Top signs building and test fitImage5

Image7I did not want to make the doors out of plywood, I wanted solid wood, so I laminated 18 pieces of 1×3 pine for the grain and sturdiness.

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Test fitting the doors.

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The paint job.  The paint I used is Valspar 4009-6.  A historic preservation certified color called “Fairmont Penthouse Mosaic Blue”

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Being a police call box, it needed a phone.  I found a vintage Bakelite phone on ebay. Wired it so the light come on when the receiver is picked up.

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Started to glaze the windows.  60% translucent perspex so the interior lights show through nicely.

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Image25For the crown of this build, I found an inexpensive jelly jar porch light.  Added a wire light cage from a home improvement store, a 4​ inch PVC pipe cap, an Edison bulb, and some old lamp parts I already had in my “don’t-throw-away-because-you-might-need-it-one-day” box.

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Here she is, the “embedded in the wall” effect I was going for. Closed, and then open.

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And the beauty shot.

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Here is a video showing details of both inside and outside.  Video 

The full build is detailed at tardisbuilders.com

Let me know what you think.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations

George Zimmerman Arrested

dangerous_personGeorge Zimmerman was charged Monday with felony aggravated assault after allegedly pointing a shotgun at his girlfriend, according to Dennis Lemma, chief deputy with the Seminole County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office.

Zimmerman, who was found “not guilty” earlier this year of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, was arrested after the incident at the home of Samantha Schiebe, Lemma said. He also was charged with two misdemeanors — domestic violence battery and criminal mischief — in connection with the same incident, Lemma said.

Scheibe told deputies that the ordeal started with a verbal argument and that she asked Zimmerman to leave her house. Her account in the arrest report says he began packing his belongings, including a shotgun and an assault rifle. She says she began putting his things in the living room and outside the house, and he became upset. At that point, the report says, he took the shotgun out of its case.

“Scheibe then advised Zimmerman that she was calling the Police because she was nervous about why he pulled out the Shotgun. Zimmerman then pointed the Shotgun at Scheibe for a minute, and asked her if she really wanted to do that,” the report states. “Scheibe stepped back, at which time Zimmerman smashed a glass coffee table, belonging to Scheibe, with the butt of the Shotgun.”

Zimmerman told his girlfriend to leave (her own house) and smashed a pair of her sunglasses as she walked toward the front door, the report says. Scheibe told deputies that he pushed her out of the house when she got close to the door.

This is one of several brushes that Zimmerman has had with law enforcement since he was acquitted this year of murder and manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

Earlier this month, police in Lake Mary, Florida, said no charges would result from an alleged domestic dispute in September between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife, Shellie Zimmerman.  Mrs Zimmerman had the violent dispute recorded on her iPad but Mr Zimmerman destroyed the device so he got off on that one.

Shellie Zimmerman said in September that she has doubts about his innocence in the Trayvon Martin case.

In my opinion, Mr. Zimmerman is a person who should not possess anything more dangerous than a wiffleball bat.   Certainly not guns of any kind.  Certainly not an assault rifle!

Too many times this young man has “shown a weapon”. I think a mental health check…for paranoia and “little man” issues are in order. It appears his only self confidence comes from a gun, making him very dangerous.

Do any of us want to read about the day Zimmerman takes his assault rifle to a crowded area of Florida or perhaps your state, your town, your neighborhood and opens fire?

This 5 foot 7 inch “big man” with his trigger finger all too ready for exercise is dangerous.

Oregon, Personal

For People in the Eugene Oregon Area

I don’t know that I am followed by many in my specific geographic area.  Eugene, Oregon, but here is what I have planned.

I’d like to get some like minded people together to assemble and wrap gifts for the homeless of Eugene for Christmas.   Socks, gloves, hats, food gifts, whatever might be universal and welcomed. Even just a cup of coffee.

Spend Christmas eve and Christmas day driving around Eugene to where we have all seen those people you know could use this and would be so happy to receive a holiday joy.

Start thinking about where we could go. Who you have seen.  The times you wished you could help but the light changed.

I can spend up to $500 on getting things.  Any help with more from anyone who has the means and empathy to do so would be wonderful. Donations would be welcome.

I’d like help with the wrapping and shopping and distribution.  I’d like someone to film.  Not for self promotion but so we could post on YouTube and inspire more giving.  More paying it forward.

Many denegrate the homeless.  Many complain about their very existence here in Eugene.  I would like to make a difference to them for a day or two.

Reply if you can spare the time, and compassion is not alien to you.

I could use some help, but will still do this by myself if no one feels like helping.  I need to do this.

Give someone your smile and something to smile about. It can change the world. Not the whole world, but their world.

Gary