Made of plywood and semi transparent white acrylic. The blue LEDs on the inside are flicker flame style so they look like blue candle light. The light on top is solid white. I used Ultra Dye for the color, which is a really good match.
My original design was going to have doors that open, but the inside ended up being too small to do anything fun with. I was also working towards a scale that would fit on a single sheet of birch ply.
Eventually I went with solid doors and replaced the engraves on the front doors.
I have a second one that was covered in blue card stock, which I will assemble later on this weekend. I expect I will miss the woodgrain but we shall see.
Wow, such great detail!! You did an amazing job!
Ran outta likes for today, absolutely love this. Awesome work.
How did you do the white light on top?
I adore this creation - well done!
Ooh, that TARDIS turned out great!
The white light is 3 layers of the semi-transparent acrylic; two cylinders and a solid circle for the top. The sections were lined up on a 1/4 inch wooden rod and glued with this stuff:
It seems to work well for acrylic, and it doesn’t stick to the wood at all, so it pulls off the wooden rod easily. However, I would note that while it says it is " Medium Bodied" it tends to run out of the tube like water with little to no pressure and can be a bit messy.
So cool, and it doubles as an extra storage room.
Nice work! Love the blue color.
I’m confused by this claim. Surely a TARDIS is much bigger on the inside!
Sadly our level of tech hasn’t quite caught up to the Gallifeyian level of universe bending just yet.
Maybe @dan can put that in the hopper!
Extradimensional Glowforge that is 4x8’ on the inside would be great. #HOPPER
Okay, maybe some things we have are much larger on the inside than we think…
Shhhhh…no one is supposed to know that the hopper is a Tardis. Dan’s been stuffing so much in there over the past 4 years you’d think people would be wise to it, but until now there hasn’t been a leak. Sheesh.
I tried a version with Blue paper covering the plywood, but I like the weathered look of the dye. Also the paper tends to scratch easily.
I’d love to have the skill to make this for my grandson. His whole room is Tardis themed.