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« on: April 28, 2013 12:31:53 AM »

I've seen a lot of great TARDISes on craftster lately and I wanted to share my own. I made this TARDIS letterbox for my boyfriend's college library. I started with an old book. I hollowed it out and filled it with a logbook and hand carved Doctor Who stamps. Then I used cardboard strips to delineate the TARDIS doors, and painted the whole thing blue. The notice is printed from a word file, but I wish I had challenged myself and painted it by hand.
The library itself is lovely and small, with stained glass, a spiral staircase, and armchairs by a fireplace. It's a wonderful home for the TARDIS.

Since my boyfriend worked at this library at the time he planted the letterbox, it looks totally official when it's shelved.



If you're a Southern Vermont/Northern MA letter boxer I hope you visit it; it's on atlasquest in Marlboro, VT.

If you want to see the interior of the TARDIS with the stamps I carved, which are a TARDIS, dalek, and scarf, they are here:
http://caitlancan.blogspot.com/2011/08/tardis-letterbook.html <a href="http://caitlancan.blogspot.com/2011/08/tardis-letterbook.html">here</a>
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013 03:56:00 AM »

That is SO COOL! What a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013 04:09:55 AM »

I bow down to this level of fantasticness!
The Hollowed Book is looking great on the outside.

And having a logbook, and stamps for people to document their time with your TARDIS is amazing.

You, and your boyfriend, indeed ROCK!
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013 07:20:46 AM »

This is brilliant.  I love the fact that it is sitting on the library shelf waiting to be discovered!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013 02:27:52 PM »

totally brilliant! I don't know about letterboxing - is it like geocaching?

Awesome job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2013 07:18:16 PM »

How cool. What a great idea for a letterbox.
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013 10:23:08 PM »

Rad Stamps, letterboxing is jthe same idea as geocaching except that the clues are verbal instead of coordinates, and instead of prizes you use the letterbox's stamp in your logbook and your signature stamp in its. Also letterboxers get frustrated by geocachers because they are so good at finding hidden tupperware that they find letterboxes without the clue, and sometimes think the stamp is a prize and take it. The website I use to find local clues is http://www.atlasquest.com/
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013 11:14:01 AM »

Very cool!
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