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Project by Sinister posted 06-09-2014 01:40 PM 2289 views 10 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve found that there are 2 kinds of people in the world. One group thinks having a tardis in your backyard would be cool and the other group has no idea what a tardis is. If you’re in the second group, a quick google search will help.

A couple months ago I mentioned to my kids that I could build one and their enthusiasm gave me the encouragement to actually do it. I installed a solar garden light that illuminates the signs and widows for a few hours at night. I also included a picture of myself for scale and a picture of the interior. I haven’t decided what to do with the space yet.

I have some measured drawings and more pictures of the process on my tumblr. http://originalsinn.tumblr.com/

-- Patrick, Iowa City





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Buckethead

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 01:51 PM

At first I thought someone had designed a clever porta potty.

As for use of the interior, I hear Goldman Sachs and Citigroup have been hoarding industrial metals. You could lease a few million square feet to them for storage.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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The Box Whisperer

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 02:16 PM

Dude thats a pretty small Tardis on the inside, unless youve just shown a pic of the basic doorway. That must be it. Way to go! I do have a doctorate in Space and Time so if you need a 2nd pilot let me know.

-- "despite you best efforts and your confidence that your smarter and faster than a saw blade at 10k rpm…. your not …." - Charles Neil

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LoganN

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#3 posted 06-09-2014 02:54 PM

Wow! That looks great! It’s amazing thst it is smaller on the outside!

-- Logan www.NewmanSpecials.com

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 06-09-2014 03:16 PM

Well I was one of those in the 2nd group. Now I know, what it is….cool project…. I’m sure the children love it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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geekwoodworker

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 03:26 PM

Love it. Am gonna make one and move my shop in there. Will never run out of room then.

Nice one.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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lew

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 04:28 PM

As THE Doctor would say- “What’s the point of being grown up, if you can’t be childish sometimes?”

Something Cool- http://www.themarysue.com/google-maps-tardis/

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Matt

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 04:32 PM

Well done!

I want to build one some day…got too many other projects for now. Plus I would have to figure out where to store it.

-- Molon Labe

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Kaa162

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#8 posted 06-09-2014 04:38 PM

Brilliant!

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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DocSavage45

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#9 posted 06-09-2014 06:31 PM

Wow!

Craig Stevens (commedian) had a Tardus on his desk! Can you shrink it down Doctor! Does anyone remember Knine?

Nice way to build more space…LOL! Have to get a tape loop for dimensional sound?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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SCOTSMAN

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#10 posted 06-09-2014 06:45 PM

This is a really well made project I hope your kids enjoy it for many years.I have never seen one home made before ,but in Glasgow Scotland in the heart of the city they have one on permanent display. It is very popular with the many tourists.I was not brought up to watch the doctor myself as I was quite grown around fifteen I guess before it came out and I never liked the series.Back in those days it was really a shabby t v show when anyone moved on the set the complete set used to shake and vibrate .Ah unlike your well made box they mostly used flimsy cardboard for most of the set pieces and was all held together with sticky tape LOL and we all saw it as a joke. Have fun my friend
.Of course today it is a big money earning show with top notch designers and it looks much more professionally done ( stil it does not interest me,as I hate all sci fi. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Craftsman on the lake

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#11 posted 06-09-2014 06:49 PM

now all’s you need is a dalek!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#12 posted 06-09-2014 06:55 PM

Fabulous. Love the addition of the solar power.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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Texchappy

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#13 posted 06-09-2014 07:42 PM

First group here – great project!

-- Wood is not velveeta

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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 06-09-2014 07:47 PM

Splendidly well done. I have often thought of making one but never got around to it.

“Now, would you like a jelly-baby?”

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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leafherder

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#15 posted 06-09-2014 08:31 PM

Gee, I don’t know, I think you misidentified your photos – that looks more like an interior shot of Warehouse 13. – or was the photo printed on psychic paper?

Great job, and the solar power is “really cool” just keep it away from the Weeping Angels.

Now the big question: Who is your favorite Who?

Thanks for posting, (and yes I am related to the Tree People that Rose met on her first trip with the Doctor)

-- Leafherder

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