Dunnwald’s Bench: Weekend #4.  This weekend I finished milling the slab of cherry and inlayed the bowties. I attached the doors. I tweeked the hinges so it shuts tighter. A lot of fiddling about. But now it’s basically built except for some minor details, the final sanding, and applying the finish. I should be able to do the sanding and start the finishing next weekend.

Dunnwald’s Bench: Weekend #3.  Not a lot of progress this weekend since I had family in town. I did manage to get the hinges installed and some sanding done. This is an underside view. By moving the hinges back 4” from the edge, I was able to keep the bench shorter because the bins will ‘drop away’ instead of ‘tilting up’. It’s hard to explain in words, but it was a bit of engineering that should work well and takes advantage of the legs.

Dunnwald’s Bench: Weekend #3.  Not a lot of progress this weekend since I had family in town. I did manage to get the hinges installed and some sanding done. This is an underside view. By moving the hinges back 4” from the edge, I was able to keep the bench shorter because the bins will ‘drop away’ instead of ‘tilting up’. It’s hard to explain in words, but it was a bit of engineering that should work well and takes advantage of the legs.

Dunnwald’s Bench: Weekend #2.  The doors are glued together.  The legs and face trim are glued to the carcass. The interior housing for the plastic bins is assembled. Next weekend will be a lot of sanding.  I’m making good progress.

Dunnwald’s Bench. I started a bench that has storage space for recycling. I cut down the plywood, cut the dadoes and grooves, and assembled the carcass.  I also started milling the rails and stiles of the doors.  Everything will be put together with mortise and tenons. This project will be fun and has some interesting design challenges.

I picked up a couple slabs of cherry for my next projects.  It’s a challenge to make them flat and co-planer because they are much too big for my jointer and surface planer.  I made a router jig that speeds up the process considerably. The router is equipped with a 1/2” straight bit. I simply run it back and forth on the rails then flip  the slab over and repeat. That gets it close, but I still need to clean it up with some handplaning.

bornfrozen said: O my gods that Tardis is AMAZING :D I was wondering where do you get all the supplies and how much was it to buy everything to build Sexy

Most of the wood is simple construction grade lumber. There is also plexiglass, door hardware, lantern, paint, etc. I got nearly all of the materials at Menards (that’s a home center chain in the midwest). The signs were printed at Zephyr (a local custom print shop).  All said and done it cost ~$800 to build.

Here’s the Doctor, her companion, and K9 exiting the TARDIS.

Here’s the Doctor, her companion, and K9 exiting the TARDIS.

Tardis Build Weekend #8.  It’s finally done! I had to fight the weather to get it painted. I installed a solar garden light that lights it up pretty well at night for a few hours. The last picture is of the interior. I haven’t decided what to do with the space yet.

thisisstevesecks:

Here’s this thing I drew featuring a character from every single episode of MST3K (KTMA through the end of season 10 - nearly 200 characters with a few bonus “shorts” favorites). You can buy a 13 x 19 in. copy of the print (with a bonus character key indicating who to look for from each experiment!) at my online store so you can look at a much bigger version of it (in MUCH BETTER resolution) whenever you want.

thisisstevesecks:

Here’s this thing I drew featuring a character from every single episode of MST3K (KTMA through the end of season 10 - nearly 200 characters with a few bonus “shorts” favorites). You can buy a 13 x 19 in. copy of the print (with a bonus character key indicating who to look for from each experiment!) at my online store so you can look at a much bigger version of it (in MUCH BETTER resolution) whenever you want.

Tardis Build - midweek update. Here are the signs for the tardis.  I had them printed at Zephyr Printing. The Police Telephone sign is on opaque white PVC and the Police Box signs are on translucent white plexiglass.  I also assembled the muntins for the windows.