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Old 08-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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I'm stupid. My daughter is a big Dr. Who fan. I also love the Sci-Fi stuff and with that all said, I VOLUNTEERED to turn their dorm fridge into a model of the TARDIS before she goes off to college (in 6 days...)

The fridge has a slightly curved front door, so I plan to shim the outer edges with a strip of wood and then glue a flat piece of luan or plywood across the front to get it flat and then start adding the strips of wood that will make up the "framing" of the TARDIS.

Then I'd paint the whole thing blue and stick on some graphics, like the wording and windows and whatnot.

I can't see how in hell I'm going to do all of that in that much time. Did I mention that after work on Friday I have a bachelor's party to attend? And Saturday the wedding and reception? So let's just say I have 4 days...

I might need to take some time off work to get all of this stuff done.



 
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Ahem.........guess I need to check out that show.......

Online there might be a stick on decal or something.



 
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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Oh wow...I wish you luck, I have no advice unfortunately. Work smarter, not harder? Definitely this would be more than I could chew

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #4
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I would suggest getting a vinyl graphic done....much easier.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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You're building a time machine but you don't have the time.....?

At least it'll be bigger on the inside. It'll make a great kegerator once your daughter's finished with it

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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Sounds like you've got your hands full! A vinyl wrap would be the easiest, next to painting, but it could show a lot more detail. But if you really want to do the project justice you'll have to get out the woodworking shop. Sounds like an awesome project! Let's see some pics when you're done.

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #7
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Sounds like you've got your hands full! A vinyl wrap would be the easiest, next to painting, but it could show a lot more detail. But if you really want to do the project justice you'll have to get out the woodworking shop. Sounds like an awesome project! Let's see some pics when you're done.
Seconded. Pics will be mandatory.

 
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I thought about printing a graphic and gluing it on, but I don't think it would do it justice. I think you really need to flatten the front and give the thing some relief with wood framing. Any portion of this project on it's own would be doable, but cutting and gluing, AND painting, AND printing and attaching the graphics might be too much.

Oh, and it's supposed to be a secret from her. I'm supposed to be seeing if the fridge can be "fixed" I guess. I don't know what she and her friend (and roommate and alsogeek) were told as to why I have the thing.

I'm going to need the table saw, thickness planer, edge planer, router table, drill...

So much for brewing that next batch of beer this week. Hoping the blonde ale gets cold and carbed very very soon.

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #9
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Very cool idea! Love to see the result.

No advice though, good luck!

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #10
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Homercidal, I can't decide if I love you or hate you, now that I've got images of a Tardis-themed conversion for my kegerator bouncing around in my head. Hopefully the vicarious thrill of seeing your project come together will be enough to get the idea out of my head...

Good luck!



 
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