The Doctor has Landed!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by zpierce, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    We commissioned a good friend and talented carpenter to build this TARDIS little free library. It's been open for 2 days and we've had a ton of traffic.

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  2. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    Margaret
    Wow. Nice Tardis, nice shot! :biggrin: Have you or do you plan to register it?

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    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
     
  3. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    Great idea! You can put millions and millions of books in it!

    io42e.
     
  4. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Totally, I did give my friend that built it a hard time because he didn't get the bigger on the inside thing right. :)
     
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Great idea, I've actually been kicking around a take-a-book / leave-a-book thing for the neighborhood. Did you just wing it off photos? Or do you have plans, (especially for the mechanics on the levitation equipment)?

    Gary
     
  6. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    No plans, my buddy just looked at photos and drew up his own plan and winged it. Levitation is thanks to the post you can just barely see under the sign :)
     
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Ahhhhh ... man I was totally put off by the scale ... I thought it was 1:1 and that you could actually open the door and step in. Got it thanks.

    Gary

    PS- duhh
     
  8. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Yeah, many people had that reaction when I posted on Facebook as well. I wasn't intending to create the illusion, just wanted a nice shot of the library and my house. It was a happy accident :)
     
  9. Hyubie

    Hyubie Unique like everyone else

    Oct 15, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Herbert
    And a very nice home you've got there, too.
     
  10. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    Let me get this right ... it's on a post ... so it's a post-box-sized TARDIS for putting books in and taking books out?
    Your carpenter friend needs to take a bow ... good work.
     
  11. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    A most thoughtful & wonderful gesture! :2thumbs::thumbup::bravo-009:
     
  12. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Awesome job - extremely well done! :2thumbs:
     
  13. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Nice, I wondered where the Doc had gone as he has decided not to play anymore.......now I know.

    Very, very nice!
     
  14. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hasse
    Conceivably your 'Tardis' will hold millions and millions of different books, just not at the same time.

    Nice work :thumbup:
     
  15. wallyrulz

    wallyrulz Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 12, 2011
    What a great concept, and fantastic execution.

    And bonus for the terrific photo as well. A win, win, win! :thumbup:
     
  16. silversx80

    silversx80 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 27, 2012
    North Carolina
    Fantastic! I'm working on plans to build one as a shed for my back yard... but being bigger on the inside is a difficult challenge.

    Makes me sad I have to wait until November for a new episode.
     
  17. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Just turn the structural plans inside out.
     
  18. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I am "commissioning" my handyman to replicate the Tardis. Thank you zpierce for providing me with the proper vehicle which inspired me off my butt and get-her-done.

    Gary
     
  19. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    That is correct, you can see the books inside for rough scale, it's about 2' tall.
     
  20. zpierce

    zpierce Super Moderator

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    Sep 26, 2010
    Minneapolis, MN
    Zach
    Fantastic! Can't wait to see it. I still need to add the graphics to mine, will post a follow-up when I do. On a related note - anyone know where I can print small plastic signs? I have the graphics in files, just not sure where I can get them printed on a durable medium that I can attach to the outside.