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Project by robscastle posted 07-27-2013 06:38 AM 1316 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 !!

Enjoy!!

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





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degoose

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

Now that is one small throne…

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mafe

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

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

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

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aussiedave

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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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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brucethecontrarian

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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.

CtL

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

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WoodenFrog

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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.

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WhoMe

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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 and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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steliart

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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 - http://www.steliart.com --

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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! :-)

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Roger

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

A very nice, lil, library rendition.

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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 Robert

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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.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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

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

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