How to make candlestick phones?
Posted 07 January 2007 - 06:22 AM
Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:56 PM
It could be either a phone that sticks (stick as in glue) or a phone that is very thin (stick as in stick figure).
If you are looking for cheap phone looking things, toy-shops sell really cheap (non-working)phones for very young children (young children these days expect their mobile phones to work!)
Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:04 AM
Would I be right?
This post has been edited by the kid: 09 January 2007 - 12:06 AM
..."Who are you going to believe," he said, "Some crusty old man or a magic rhinoceros that can grant wishes?"
Moving to Sweden
Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:13 AM
Damm - not quick enough!
This post has been edited by Suzette: 09 January 2007 - 12:14 AM
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Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:09 AM
I'm having to do the same... not a carpenter-just a teacher. Struggling..
Please can you email your picture if you still have it?
Posted 13 March 2016 - 01:25 PM
I'm to be honest, a bit surprised that a teacher is having this problem - because almost every school has access to the tools needed to make these.
Google image search - old telephones candlestick brings back exactly the pictures you need, and with a lathe and some crap timber, these are so easily made. They're very simple shapes, that with glue and black paint are easy to make. You probably don;t even need the dial, as most period ones were directly connected to a manual exchange, and connections made with plugs. Connect the ear pice to the phone with some black say cord, and it's done. In fact, I wish I'd thought of this years ago - it would have been an excellent assignment for BTEC students. Make a phone!