A plywood castle

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Project by TRYPHON974 posted 10-14-2010 08:28 AM 3441 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, this is a castle I made for a friend’s son, nothing spectacular but I wanted to share with you. I have to say that I’m just a beginner, so there are a lot of imperfections. It was made with cheap tools: chisel, hacksaw, rubber hammer and handmade disc sander. No screws or nails, all is box jointed. The castle can be dismantled in three parts to improve the accessibilty. It’s 24cm high, nearly 10 inches,as you can see on my (t)rusty square. Hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 10:00 AM

Firstly Welcome to Ljs no need to be a great carpenter/woodworker here!
The jocks here will help you out with vertually any question/problem you have.
That isn’t a bad looking castle, pretty good that it can be disassembled too. I am sure there will be many battles had in this. :-)

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 11:27 AM

Yes first welcome, and this is ver neat. I’m sure that little boy is very happy! I love the look of this.You did a great job.

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

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 11:42 AM

Welcome to LJs….looks good for “cheap tools” and the kids don’t see mistakes or flaws….

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 12:58 PM

Hours and hours of fun here. Love the drawbridge!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 03:41 PM

I bet my son would like something like that. Are all the mortar lines actually kerfs? Is there a special technique to the faux stone paint job?

-- Patrick, Iowa City

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 04:22 PM

Welcome to LJ, it looks like a worthy castle. You might do a search on here for trebuchet projects so you can build one (or more), to go along with this fine castle.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#7 posted 10-14-2010 05:04 PM

Thanks for all the comments, I appreciate your kindness. I hope the kids don’t see the mistakes as you said.
The mortar lines are made with a utility knife.The first coat was grey, the second one was black,I wiped it off quickly.Easier to do than to explain.

Now I have to do the trebuchet to go along with the castle…

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#8 posted 10-17-2010 02:58 AM

Welcome aboard. That is a pretty neat looking castle, I to like the finish. I am sure the kids will have a lot of fum playing with it. Adding the trebuchet to the collection will certainly make thinsg interesting.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 10-17-2010 03:03 AM

I like it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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