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Santa shed Sss
« on: October 22, 2013, 08:03:30 PM »
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Just for fun, and just in time for christmas, here’s a Santa/elf style shed. You may have seen one of these on a lot that is selling Christmas trees. Footprint is only 1/2” by 1

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer, or additional, openings.  Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Part template, Assembly sketches, and pdf.

To print the part template actual size, use the PDF. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size. Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have template printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

The building directions are in the sketches, and to make your build easier, enlarge them to full size and print them out.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB (Single Edge Razor Blade) and straight edge, then follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is up to you and Rich at rslaserkits has some good choices for a 3d effect.

Have your kids help with this one!

Merry Christmas!













PDF link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0dscp13l92nbmbs/Saspt1pdf.pdf










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Re: Santa shed Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 07:18:50 PM »
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Gary,
You blow me away with the pace that you are bringing these drawings out!!

A couple of ideas for this little jem is that you could also use this as a bus stop for kids waiting for one of DKS's school bus!! Also if you where to double the length of it you could use it as a dugout at a kids baseball field. Keep up the good work.

Jon

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Re: Santa shed Sss
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 08:18:35 PM »
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Gary,
You blow me away with the pace that you are bringing these drawings out!!

Actually these were all drawn from 2 to 4 years ago at a slow pace of about one every two weeks. I'm just now putting them here due to member requests.

A couple of ideas for this little jem is that you could also use this as a bus stop for kids waiting for one of DKS's school bus!! Also if you where to double the length of it you could use it as a dugout at a kids baseball field. Keep up the good work.

Great ideas Jon. Someone else modified it for use as a chicken coop.

Jon

Gary