Wooden toilet

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Project by robscastle posted 07-27-2013 06:38 AM 1949 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Funny Story,

Here I am Sat arvo enjoying the fine weather for a change and lo and behold the phone rings.

A little voice on the other end asks “Can you make a toilet”?

After about three guesses I work out its our family friends daughter on the phone.

What do you want a toilet for I enquire?

Its for a school project related to a Japanese exchange student was the reply

No I cannot I replied their toilets are different to ours.

That’s why I want it, come on Uncle Robert you can do it! she begged

So with such a buttering up how could I refuse, so I ask do you have any drawings of the size?

The base is the same size as a pack of cards was the reply.

So I set to work, my scrap pile was looking good for materials.

The bowl (Pine)
The bowl was made using three different sizes of forstner bits then a hit on the linisher for a profile.

The cistern (Pine)
The cistern was made on with a rough cut on the table saw for the lid surround and then onto the linisher for shaping.

Buttons and water pipe (bamboo Skewer)

Then using some skewers I raided from my wife’s kitchen, on went the dual flush system buttons and water pipe.

The flush pipe (Plastic)
A small plastic handle I had made the supreme sacrifice to be cut up for the flush pipe.

The base (Tassie Oak)
The base (the size of a playing card) cut with the table saw.

The lid (White Perspex)
Found a piece of white Perspex offcut for the hinge bracket and lid drilled a 2mm hole for a pivot pin into the bracket and out the other side straight into my finger holding everything!’ Used a couple of small nails as pins.

Found a couple of screws which nearly needed tweezers to pick up! to attach the back bracket.

Good thing I have an illuminated Maggy Lamp!!

Task complete!.... well I haven’t tested it so it may get deleted as incomplete!!

Keep the dunny roll throwing to a bare minimum please !!


OK the final pictures have been added, even added some bowl content for effect and the reception was very well received lots of laughing and frovolity.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-27-2013 06:44 AM

Now that is one small throne…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 07-27-2013 10:40 AM

Shit, this is sweet.
Well done.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 07-27-2013 11:44 AM

LOL….too funny. You know Rob you could be setting a challenge to other LJ’s to make a more elaborate dunny.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 07-27-2013 11:48 AM

Is it too much of a cultural stereotype to say,

“Bonza, you beaut, Cobber”?

-- Bruce, UK

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#5 posted 07-27-2013 01:15 PM

Ahh the things we come up with when a child says “I know you can make it” Nice way to rise to the challenge.


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

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 01:58 PM

So Cool! What a great little piece and you have made a loved one smile!
Nice work and a nice little early morning story to read.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 02:23 PM

Ok, that is really creative. So, are you going to paint the rest of it white.
I was going to suggest some ideas to make it look more authentic but since it is for children, I’ll leave it alone.
I bet this will be the project that they talk, and laugh, about the most.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#8 posted 07-27-2013 03:04 PM

Ok, I never thought I will ever see this as a project LOL
that’s so funny… when the kids ask, we must give right :)
nicely done though

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#9 posted 07-27-2013 06:24 PM

OK, that’s something realy different.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 07-27-2013 08:23 PM

And when the school project is over, it’ll be just the right size for her Barbie dolls! :-)

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

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#11 posted 07-27-2013 11:16 PM

A very nice, lil, library rendition.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#12 posted 07-27-2013 11:29 PM

Lol. Too funny.

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#13 posted 07-27-2013 11:47 PM

Wow everybody thats an amazing response for such a small item!

I appreciate all the works of support from everybody.

I have to deliver it this morning so as I have a couple of spare project photo spots I had better take one of the “Official” handing over then re-post them for you all to have an update on its journey !!

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 07-28-2013 12:46 AM

Very nice and agreed that it is hard to say no to the request of a little child. I twill be appreciated. I am afraid to ask what is floating inside when you lift the lid.

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#15 posted 07-29-2013 09:19 PM

I see you added carpeting… nice touch. :-)

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