|Project by robscastle||posted 04-14-2015 11:05 PM||1099 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is my contribution to JoeinGa’s question as to who has a phone booth in their shop.
Well for one I didnt but do have a phone so I set to work on the challenge.
Plans, used the photo No6 and some internet surfing to research the background.
The Phone Box is a PMG variant used in Australia and depending on the climate particular versions were available they were on just about every street corner along with Letter Post Boxes Corner stores and Bus Stops, now almost all are extinct.
Some scrap pieces of camphor Laurel, bits of ply, some scrap perspex, a recycled piano hinge and paint.
Tools: table saw, shaper, router, clamps, batt drill, hot melt glue gun and a label making machine
To make the walls and door windows I made two templates from MDF, MDF is actually a bit too soft and furry I should have used HDF but didnt have any.
insert the respective wall/door drill out the bulk with a forstner bit and route out using a bush. Swap/reverse and do all over then repeat the process with the second template.
Then return to the shaper and remove the perspex insert section. Route in the putty edge chamfer (carefully)
Cut down to the individual sizes.
Painting: I masked up all the joint areas and painted the internals and then used a screwdriver bit to add the flecked effect, that was as close as I could get using local tools. Not sure how its done for real.
Used spray can on the externals and bent up a nail for the handle
Glued them all up fitted the hinge and door handle.
Hot melt glued in the perspex and attached labels.
pluged in the phone ! done
-- Regards Robert