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scratch - building with BB

Posted by Beano Boy on 30 Apr 2024, 22:02

:coffee: Thank you Chris. :thumbup:
Santi :thumbup: and Peter. :thumbup:

Drawing up plans for new stuff is still ongoing and i hope some might well be a surprise in the near future as i unfold both scratch building items along with my own combined style of story telling mysteries. The included minions will be a large part of this endeavour, along with pictures for they have been seen and heard in their own banter over the years with one another and of course little :coffee: old Me!
:mrgreen: Yes BB,sure is one of us. :eh: He is? :sst: :read: :cowboy: :mrgreen: Of course he is.they all replied. :eh: Ok! :thumbup: he...he.

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It has been years since i've shown pictures that i wish to convert into open book covers, but i found this very old beautiful picture that is in public domain... and thought to share it with you guys.
i sliced the title from this first edition magazine and placed it snug between two, then copied them set up all in a row.
This process gave me a Master that i could then print out.

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The end result is the first printing plate above that i can now reduce into any tiny size.... :coffee: BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 May 2024, 01:36

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With the cost of living heading up more like the lift in a high rise building, i again turned to scratch building in a small high-rise way. It being the bright winged case 99% of it is usually thrown away into the recycling bin. So here we have it to start with, the inner remains of two toilet rolls, have been pressed into service along with a few plastic milk bottle tops.

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They were simply pressed into each end without any difficulty at all.

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By doing so something happened straight away. :eh: What was that ? WingNut, asked.

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Well they became very rigid strong! :eh: But why?
Good question,well it was because by adding the bottle tops ,these things turned into upright box like things.

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After the Parcel Man had delivered a rather large box for my Dear Mrs B, i got another stash of cardboard for A&C projects!


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Now this turned out to be the thinner sort of cardboard which i found very easy quick to strip off the facing paper. i mean in a matter of seconds , rather then laborious minutes.

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This awesome tiny gauge is what i needed. :mrgreen: BB's always happy to receive good old family rubbish.

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Stood on end they are very strong indeed for three part things.

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So after reaching this point of simple construction...

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,,, i set to, and measured and cut out what the job in hand needed.

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After marking out where the card would start upon the toilet roll, a dry run was made which means trying each one out for size without applying glue.

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This dry wrap around system proved worthwhile doing because i could then cut out freehand the correct length of card needed...

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...to help provide the finished result, the facing paper upon one side was not removed to avoid the groves springing. :mrgreen: Good thinking BB.

It was one quarter past three in the afternoon when i started brushing on the glue. it took all of 20 minutes to finish the first three columns.

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The first column came into being soon after i rolled the cut to size glued up card into upright supportive place.

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This is number two.

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Number three soon followed using the self same method.

The Library needs supports.

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Of course all this activity caught the eye of several inquisitive individuals who...

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... soon after came walk about on site.

It was jolly good fun making do with what we usually chuck out. Which meant no real cost at all incurred producing these. i intend to pressure test these to prove how strong these supports are. :sst: yes piling on books time is coming soon.

:coffee: Now i'm off to my bed, perhaps i will see u on the next 1? BB
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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 May 2024, 14:50

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Picture above illustration only, but do please note the pins!

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To test the logic of fractions and provability, four large books weighing 12 Ib in total were added, one at a time to prove the point of success. :mrgreen: I wonder just how much they would hold up before the great squash acquired ? :eh: Yes but four toilet rolls such as these could never hold up those books, declared WingNut.

:sst: yes but it shows quite clear that three can, replied the Little Button. :eh: O' My, Gulp!

:coffee: i'll see you on the next one. BB
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Posted by Peter on 07 Jun 2024, 18:11

Looks like these can have a fourth book! ;-) Nice work again Paul! :yeah:
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