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PMG Public Telephone Box MK 2 #2: Making the roof and base

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-26-2021 06:33 AM 972 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: PMG Public Phone box No 2 Vented flag 1950 era Pt 1 Part 2 of PMG Public Telephone Box MK 2 series Part 3: Painting, Windows and part assembly »

Once I had the three walls and door done it was time to work on the roof.

The roof:

Its a four sided roof pitched to the center for a vent design.
Rather than repeat the process with compound miter cuts using ply as the first one I got a little smarter and opted for a solid timber version via the table saw.

made the four cuts at 20 deg part way through to the vent section all round

I then set the saw back to 90 deg and used thesaw height dept setting and fence to cut away the waste from the vent section.

For the vent “hat” I selected a square piece of stock big enough to hold safely and sanded four angle sections on it.

cut it down to size and glued it on the vent section.

The height of the vent section is possibly a little high in relation to scale but that was it.
sealed and undercoated it.

All the parts were primed and ready for their final coats.

If its of interest stay tuned.

-- Regards Rob



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LittleBlackDuck

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#1 posted 08-26-2021 08:23 AM

made the four cuts at 20 deg part way through to the vent section all round

- robscastle


That saw needs a tune… looks more like 19.72°…

BTW… that red is PMG vintage… Telstra is blue and they may toss in a tad orange.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 08-26-2021 09:12 AM

That roof has some fancy cutting.
Nicely done Rob.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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robscastle

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#3 posted 08-26-2021 12:22 PM

Crowie:- definitely some watch your fingers work there, as both were well inside the 300 mm Zone. Not recommended for less competent operators.

LBD:- Parallax error encountered there with the phone.

I used a Veritas multi gauge too I will show you it next post because you may actually not have one!


yes the paddle pop stick was one of the black AB box tricks plus many more I should write up Nostalgia story as it well never happen again.
No matter what model or improvement the PMG made they still got violated and raped regardless. even when they went cashless some software geeks managed to reprogram the magnetic strip from a $5 card to $100!, tone generators, clickers, ramset guns, pipe wrenches, master keys, chewing gum …they had them all

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 08-26-2021 01:31 PM

Crowie:- definitely some watch your fingers work there, as both were well inside the 300 mm Zone. Not recommended for less competent operators.
- robscastle

Always time to watch your fingers!! They now have things like ring watches.
LBD:- Parallax error encountered there with the phone.
- robscastle

Don’t call bloody foreign language on me… pottzy will have your balls if you just cast a shadow on that foreign ”J” word…I call it measurement error… however, no matter which way you cut the mustard, I’ve found I need to cut again… and again… and again… then I run out of wood… and I drink again… and again… and again!

Next you’ll be ringing a friend as 50-50 went out with 100’s & 1,000’s!


yes the paddle pop stick was one of the black AB box tricks plus many more I should write up Nostalgia story as it well never happen again.
No matter what model or improvement the PMG made they still got violated and raped regardless. even when they went cashless some software geeks managed to reprogram the magnetic strip from a $5 card to $100!, tone generators, clickers, ramset guns, pipe wrenches, master keys, chewing gum …they had them all
- robscastle

The Paddle pop was my extent into crime… you seem to have a list of, lets just say, dubious intentions. I hear incarsteration does more than snip off your balls. Soprano me a rendition of Up There Cazaly.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 08-27-2021 02:54 AM

That’s looking like a phone box, Rob! You need a helper like Crowie’s Handy to inspect the inside once you’ve assembled it though, no?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 08-27-2021 05:37 AM



That’s looking like a phone box, Rob! You need a helper like Crowie’s Handy to inspect the inside once you’ve assembled it though, no?

- Dave Polaschek

Rob has Potz & LBD as armchair assistants

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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robscastle

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#7 posted 08-27-2021 08:14 AM

Its a very personal thing this woodworking

Hows the serenity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGCkzKmFlWk

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 08-27-2021 09:15 AM



Rob has Potz & LBD as armchair assistants
- crowie

Every project need at least 2 directors and 1 lackey to do the work…

crowie, please desist in distracting rc from his labours.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 08-27-2021 10:32 AM


Hows the serenity
- robscastle

Up in the stars!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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