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Tardis Table Lamp...Christmas Gift For My Daughter

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Project by BusterB posted 11-20-2014 07:04 PM 2091 views 4 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one has been a while in the making. My daughter is a big fan of the Dr. Who TV series so when I saw the Tardis that Steve Ramsey built, it got me to thinking…my daughter would love this. The only problem was, she is working on her masters degree and will be moving on to her doctorate next year and really didn’t have anywhere to put a full size replica. So I had to think…smaller.
I drew out a pattern for the door/wall panels and cut them out on the scroll saw. With eight total panels with nine holes per panel…it took a while. These were painted and glued along with trim pieces onto a oak plywood box I had prepainted. I then glued up some walnut and cut a base out of it. A handy dandy lamp kit from the big box store and its functional. Printed the signs on copy paper then laminated. I can guarantee her its one of a kind…lol Not sure I could duplicate it if I wanted to…lol.
Does anyone know where I can get an appropriate lamp shade?

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 11-20-2014 07:27 PM

Very clever
How big is the inside? LoL

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BusterB

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#2 posted 11-20-2014 07:37 PM

Jamie- Thank you guru. From the research I did on this thing, its huge on the inside. Unfortunately, I did my job too well and it is now smarter than me…lol has activated security procedures and locked me out.
Good to hear from you buddy!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 11-20-2014 07:50 PM

I’ve got the bits ready for a Tardis
I’m breaking between the shop and the sanding
room and want it to look as if it crashed into the
wall if that makes sense?
Problem is the wall was built 1939 to protect attack
from the sea it has a 48” brick wall that is harder than ,,,,,,,,,
Tharchin took a week to make a 9×9” hole for the ducting
Maybe I can get a fixed price to do it LoL

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 07:53 PM

The Blue light came from a detective friend
Known as the Defective Detective LoL
More on that once he retires :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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BusterB

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 08:06 PM

Jamie- Gee guru, that project sounds sorta…awesome!!!! I saw something along those lines online somewhere. I am sure yours will be cooler guru. I just hope the defective detective does not need his blue light before he retires….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 08:31 PM

I’m not familiar with the series but it looks cool. You just might have to build a shade.
I’m going to look this up.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 08:37 PM

A really nice job, Buster.
Here's bunch of shades. I just picked the shape because it seemed to be appropriate. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any in blue.

Browse the site for more shapes and maybe, one in blue.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 11-20-2014 09:29 PM

Dave- thank you sir. I am not too familiar with it either but my daughter loves it. There is a ton of stuff online about the tardis and the series so you won’t have to look far.

Gene- thank you sir. My gosh, who would have thought there were so many options available. Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 11-20-2014 11:11 PM

Another fine job by BusterB!! I guess I need to post up some of my projects, you’re gettin way ahead of me. If I ever need a Tardis I’ll “give you a call” HaHaHa?? Sorry, that was really lame. Great job buddy, keep them coming.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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BusterB

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 11:29 PM

Jeff- glad to see that with everything being frozen up there your wit still works!!! Lol but seriously buddy, who doesn’t need a blue wooden phone booth??? If you are caught up, come on down… I got a few more items to finish before ole Santa runs. Have a fishing rod rack build that would be right up your alley.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#11 posted 11-20-2014 11:30 PM

If your daughter hasn’t seen this yet, be prepared for her to FREAK OUT when she sees it.
Dude! This thing is BITCHIN’ !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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leafherder

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#12 posted 11-20-2014 11:32 PM

As a fan of the show (and of this lamp base) I have to suggest a very specific shade: Find one of those globe shaped Chinese Lantern style shades – it will look like the Tardis is orbiting a planet. Please avoid any of the standard Cylinder or Cone shaped lampshades – they look too much like Dr. Who’s archenemies the Daleks.
Great job and tell your daughter that it IS a full size replica (from one of the shows this season where it shrank).

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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BusterB

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#13 posted 11-20-2014 11:41 PM

Joe- thank you buddy. I will settle for half that enthusiasm outta her…lol

Leafherder- thank you sir. That is useful information and bonus points for the round globe idea. Well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#14 posted 11-21-2014 12:21 AM

Excellent job. She’s going to love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 11-21-2014 12:22 AM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

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