Doctor Who: Parallel World Transporter
I was commissioned to make a replica of the dimensional jumper from the Doctor Who Series Four episode "Journey's End". This was an updated design of the device from "Doomsday".
I started with a block of Basswood and shaped it on the lathe. Here it is with a coat of primer.
The basswood is soft enough that I could hand carve out a section for a block of maple.
I used tin snips to cut the metal "tongue" out of an old hard drive sled.
I chucked 1/2" dowels into the drill press to make a "poor man's lathe". I shaped the pegs with files and sandpaper.
I cut a small piece of styrene to form the bridge connecting the two rings.
I attached some scrap plastic to a lathe faceplate and very carefully scribed the center disc lines.
A test fit of the peg.
All the parts finished and ready for painting!
The final assembled prop. The center yellow is a florescent yellow that hopefully will look lit up under a camera flash.
Side view showing its dimension.
It fits pretty comfortably in your hand. Eat this, Davros!