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Topic: My new square circle
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Apr 22, 2011 08:38PM)
Here is my new square circle, it fits with the retro Chinese theme that I like. Thanks to Jay Leslie for the perfectly done main tube made of rolled steel. The forum here was very helpful with advice, for example there was a listing for the best source of sticky felt. So its not quite a professional job but good enough and just the right size for my Kids show. I have an open and a closed interior part. Thanks Jay and the Forum!

(whoops, my file won't upload, I'll post a link)

Posted: Apr 22, 2011 11:27pm
OK, here is an external link:

Message: Posted by: AGMagic (Apr 23, 2011 12:03AM)
Bill what size it? You do nice work. It is kind of reminiscent of an Owen piece in the front cut out design.
Message: Posted by: silking (Apr 23, 2011 12:22AM)
I think that it looks GREAT. Nice job !!!!!
Message: Posted by: mrmetropolis (Apr 23, 2011 12:25AM)
Looks fantastic. Nicely done.
Message: Posted by: M-Illusion (Apr 23, 2011 06:30AM)
Very nice!
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Apr 23, 2011 08:41AM)
Hey thanks all. The Tube is 14 inches high and 7 inches in diameter, the box is 13 high and 8 inches across. The interior part is 12 by 6 inches. The stand surface is 1/8 neoprene for handling. I had trouble cutting the front and finally ended up using a jigsaw and a dremel tool then lots of sanding. The wood is for crafts & model building from Revel, this is 1/8 inch birch plywood, they make it in 1 x 2 sheets.
Message: Posted by: makeupguy (Apr 23, 2011 10:33AM)
Not a professional job? I disagree!

I'm not sure I would have gone with the glitter paper, considering the asian theme of the rest of it... but the woodworking looks good.. the paint looks smooth... and the trim looks GREAT.

Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Apr 23, 2011 10:46AM)
Yes, Bill Appleton, you have talent. Nice prop.
Message: Posted by: WalkerMagic (Apr 24, 2011 07:59PM)
WOW, that looks awesome!!!
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Apr 24, 2011 08:28PM)
1/8" ply is not the easiest stuff to work with. Your use of 1/4 round inside is very resourceful. Grill front and side character design are both very nice.
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Apr 25, 2011 09:58AM)
Wow thanks Michael, your work is out of this world. I agree building a small box is harder than building a big one.
Message: Posted by: Eldon (Apr 25, 2011 11:22AM)
I'm with Michael on the 1/4" round. Gives it a nice artistic design when looking from the top or bottom.
Message: Posted by: Mike Maturen (Apr 25, 2011 12:18PM)
Beautiful job!
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Apr 25, 2011 03:30PM)
I thought that tube looked familiar...

The wood trim, using half-rounds, takes the heat off the opening and it's a sure bet that kids on the floor or people standing can't see the G as easily as most other models.
Message: Posted by: MagicB1S (Apr 25, 2011 07:34PM)
Very nice, Thanks for sharing
Message: Posted by: Thom Bliss (Apr 26, 2011 02:16AM)
Beautiful box.

Two questions --

1. Is the Chinese character on the side genuine?

2. And if so, what does it mean?

Message: Posted by: Thomas Wayne (Apr 26, 2011 09:33AM)
On 2011-04-26 03:16, Thom Bliss wrote:
Beautiful box.

Two questions --

1. Is the Chinese character on the side genuine?

2. And if so, what does it mean?


It [b]is[/b] genuine, and translates: "[i]Employees must wash hands after using the facilities[/i]"

Message: Posted by: francisngkl (Apr 26, 2011 09:49AM)
It means 'LOVE' in Chinese

Message: Posted by: joseph (Apr 26, 2011 09:57AM)
Very nice work...
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Apr 26, 2011 10:18AM)
On 2011-04-26 10:49, francisngkl wrote:
It means 'LOVE' in Chinese

I concur.
Message: Posted by: cdmdu (Apr 26, 2011 12:07PM)
Very good job!
The details are very impressive at this scale!

Message: Posted by: JamesinLA (Apr 27, 2011 01:28AM)
I like it.