Kbranden's Viewlix clone


#1

Hey all,

I have a couple questions for you guru’s out there. For starters, I have absolutely no woodworking experience but trying to build a viewlix Clone anyways. Here is the pic of where I am at right now.

http://www.kevinbrandenburg.com/sidepic2.jpg

BTW - I do have the side/front beveled additions done for the control panel box, just not put on yet. So it won’t look boxy like in the pic. :slight_smile:

Anyways, questions.

1). What would you suggest using to fasten the marquee arc to the frame? I’m having a bit of trouble because for one I opted not to have the side opening (on the side panels) to move the TV in and out. I actually have to lose’n one of the side panels from the base to get it in from the back. So, I can’t really glue it on. A straight bracket inside won’t work because the curve of the arc starts too soon for it to work. I thought about either drilling holes and using dowels or finding a bracket that would go from the top to the side at a 45 degree angle (But can’t really find anything out there). What would you suggest?

  1. Any suggestions on who can build a good marquee. I’m not sure if I can take plexi and cut the rounded shape as well as paint it evenly enough to look good.

Thanks,
kbranden


#2

I want to say you might have to make a jig so you can drill holes and add dowels or use a bracket.
Issue is I don’t know how the rest of your cab is built so I can’t suggest a courser of action.


#3

Thanks for the reply. Here’s a side view from an earlier pic to show you how the back looks. I’m not sure if this will help.

http://www.kevinbrandenburg.com/cab.jpg

What would work perfectly is a shelf bracket if it just had the 45degree bar and not the 90 degee bar as well. I think using a dowel would be a great approach, but nervous about aligning the holes. :frowning:


#4

It might be too late now, but I would have included a tongue and groove join for both sides of that arch piece.

http://www.startwoodworking.com/sites/startwoodworking.com/files/uploads/taunton/images/Tongue%20Groove.JPG

You might have to bite the bullet and out a bracket on the outside face.
But lets wait to see what other people come up with.


#5

Gameongrafx, emdkay, among others can do marquee art. Jasenscustoms might be able to as well. The are a handful of additional sites that handle it, but there are a lot of users with experience and will vouch for those shops.