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PMG Public Telephone Box MK 2 #3: Painting, Windows and part assembly

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 08-27-2021 01:38 PM 641 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Making the roof and base Part 3 of PMG Public Telephone Box MK 2 series Part 4: final assembly and dimensions »

I need red on the outside au de nile on the inside and concrete effect for the concrete base

So the plan and sequence is brush and mottle the inside fit the windows and rattle can the outside
Brush the concrete pad the after everything is finished cut to size and fit the front door

Looks like I didn’t take any progress pictures of the internal green and black mottle effect but check the above picture for a visual explanation. i used a paddle pop stick dipped in black paint to get the effect.

I left out the out the “Ring this number for sex” messages and the “Rocket Ships” that we always adorning any public utility.

Now the windows.

I made a third template to route out a 3 mm recess for thee acrylic windows. Again forgot the pictures.

Its designed to fit the frames in and use the same router setting and bit as the other two window templates.
this provides a entire window recess and a single piece of acrylic is fitted to the three sides and door.
this also prevented over-spray from contaminating the inside.

The glue surfaces were masked up with frog tape.
The next day when everything was dry it was assembly time,this proved to be a bit tricky with no top or bottom fitted, so I used a 90 deg clamp and spacer blocks to maintain squareness and alignment

next was the fitting of the base.

I painted the base and used dowels to maintain the ventilation gap from the bottom and the base glued it all up and held it down with a block of wood

Next was the roof it was also fitted with dowels but glued directly on the top as ventilation gaps were cut with the router.

I used my trusty Big Als custom made band clamp to hold the roof on.

let it all to dry

The front door was attached using a piano hinge and triming it to fit I bent up a piece of ss wire for the handle

Did some touch up spraying and paint brush work.

-- Regards Rob



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 08-27-2021 03:32 PM

Looks like a day of good progress, Rob!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 08-27-2021 11:04 PM

Yes looking good Rob.
My question is, were are you going to source the old rotary dial phone with the A & B press button coin pay??!!

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

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robscastle

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#3 posted 08-27-2021 11:19 PM

Morning Crowie,

I believe the lady that wants is will put a miniature Dolls house antique type phone in it.

Its on order and I am on standby to fit a shelf to accomodate it later.

Bloody freebies they just go on and on already shelled out $30 for the acrylic pieces !!

Mind you she did give me an avocado plant for the garden!

-- Regards Rob

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crowie

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#4 posted 08-27-2021 11:25 PM



Morning Crowie,

I believe the lady that wants is will put a miniature Dolls house antique type phone in it.

Its on order and I am on standby to fit a shelf to accomodate it later.

Bloody freebies they just go on and on already shelled out $30 for the acrylic pieces !!

- robscastle

Yes it is a GOOD MORNING Rob, I got up!
Now that’ll really set off your beaut telephone booth.
I hope you get a photo!

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

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#5 posted 08-28-2021 12:06 AM



... Bloody freebies they just go on and on already shelled out $30 for the acrylic pieces !!
- robscastle

Now if you got of your rrrs and learned SketchUp… I could have used your design and cut it out of scraps to fit exactly… rounded corners and all… and it would have cost about $8, as my old man no longer works for PMG (has passed) and I’m too tight to provide free postage.

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

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#6 posted 08-28-2021 01:33 AM

Hey LBD !

Don’t do be talking too fast I seriously considered asking you to do the walls!
Especially after blowing out two sides in the beginning, and having mullion bits snap out profiling then.

I believe if you work with 3mm HDF like the snake box you sent me I could design 4×3 mm sections
layer 1 2 and 3 the windows, and layer 4 the recess for the acrylic window insert dowel align them and send them to me for final sanding and finishing and add beveling for the putty edge to layer 1.
then fit the acrylic to Layer 4.

After really being POWM about not documenting anything and screwing up badly by choosing pine to work with I went looking on the Trodec site and also paid a visit to Carbatec BNE , that changed my mind smartly when I saw what they were peddling and the cost …phewie! Pity I wasn’t How are you Dave they might have lent me one!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 08-28-2021 04:40 AM



Hey LBD !

Don t do be talking too fast I seriously considered asking you to do the walls!
Especially after blowing out two sides in the beginning, and having mullion bits snap out profiling then.

I believe if you work with 3mm HDF like the snake box you sent me I could design 4×3 mm sections
layer 1 2 and 3 the windows, and layer 4 the recess for the acrylic window insert dowel align them and send them to me for final sanding and finishing and add beveling for the putty edge to layer 1.
then fit the acrylic to Layer 4.

After really being POWM about not documenting anything and screwing up badly by choosing pine to work with I went looking on the Trodec site and also paid a visit to Carbatec BNE , that changed my mind smartly when I saw what they were peddling and the cost …phewie! Pity I wasn t How are you Dave they might have lent me one!

- robscastle


K.

POWM…???

I need plans/measurements!

  1. You gotta learn the basics of SketchUp, or any other app that will deliver a PDF file. I need a vector PDF to be able to easily manipulate for the laser. The basics of SketchUp will take a normal person 1 ior 2 hours to master, a QLD’er a few extra hours and a NSW a few years longer… as for the Yanks not enough light years left in my calendar. As an introductory, if you send the layout I could do a double layer of 3mm MDF with the top layer recessed to accept the laser cut acrylic. eg…
  2. Cutting from MDF would be bugger all… I have so much craps… no exotics like all the Yankee LJ’ers, but shit MDF… so no cost there. I could make up 3mm-6mm pine, but you are stretching the friendship… though under 90mm wide should not be a long stretch.
  3. As mentioned, the acrylic is a no coster.
  4. you’ll have to fiddle with your own knob… a tad too hard for the laser.

Just remember, the laser will not bevel

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

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#8 posted 08-29-2021 11:43 AM

POWM

P a slang term for booze
o the opposite of on
w in the accompany of
m a name use to describe yourself or singular activity you do

-- Regards Rob

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