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Building a Police Box   a.k.a. The Doctor's TARDIS

The TARDIS roof lamp

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.
Instructions follow.

steps for making a TARDIS light container cap
Steps for making a TARDIS light container cap

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The flange

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.

The dome

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.

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