|Project by robscastle||posted 07-27-2013 06:38 AM||1458 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
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 Robert