Building a Police Box a.k.a. The Doctor's TARDIS
The TARDIS roof lamp
• Roof lamp introduction
• Roof lamp plans
• Sourcing the components
• Making the lamp cap ←
Making the container cap
For the dome in the cap I used the wire mesh cut out of a cheap kitchen sieve. For the flange I cut a ring out of
a piece of 10mm (3/8") thick plywood. I stuck the domed-shape wire mesh into the ring and fibreglassed over it.
Steps for making a TARDIS light container cap
Using a card board radial arm mark a circumference on a piece of 10mm (3/8") thick piece of plywood with a diameter of 135mm (5 1/4").
Cut it out.
Drill (or cut) a 105mm (4 1/8") hole in the middle of it with a hole saw, jigsaw, or by any other means.
Find an appropriate size cheap kitchen sieve (strainer).
With a craft knife cut the mesh from the handle. Push it (the mesh) into the flange hole so it protrudes 32mm (1 1/4") through the flange.
Use the plywood center off-cut to hold the mesh against the flange. Sit it on a pillar (plastic container, jar, etc) and run a bead of glue between the mesh and flange around the rim.
When the glue has dried, tidy up (sand excess glue) and with a craft knife cut off any excess wire mesh on the underside of the lamp cap.