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Custom Sonic Screwdriver by Police-Box-Traveler Custom Sonic Screwdriver by Police-Box-Traveler
It's finally completed! This is my custom designed compact Sonic Screwdriver based on the TV Series Doctor Who! It was a lot of work but in the end I'm very pleased with the results. ^_^ Please excuse the lack of text to the image. I left space for it but I have no means at the moment to put txt in and will do that later when i get home.

In this picture you can see the piece in hand. Right, top corner you can see the sonic held in the proper position with the thumb resting on the cone below the emitter and next to it, the cone is depressed and the sonic is activated. Last shot is the new sonic compared to the classic both sitting next to their respective Tardis Key and as you can see the new one is a true compact Sonic Screwdriver clocking in at 6 inches total.
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DarkSoulRockman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang. I'd love to have something like this formatted onto an e-cigarette. Put an LED clearomizer at the end.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Lol, yeah a sonic e-cig would be interesting. Not the first time someone mentioned the idea to me as well, lol.
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Echo7171 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you get these parts?!?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
I designed them and had them manufactured based on my blueprints.
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Echo7171 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where do you get these parts?

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jayandjames Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
where the hell on the rb replicas do you get the sonic screwdrivers
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
They don't advertize them normally. Try their contact page and email them.
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WilliamLCox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Superb piece of work. I like it even better than the ones used on the show now. Is there any way you can produce more of these, because I'd gladly pay good money for one of these beauties.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Whoops! I just found this comment too. lol, sorry about missing these.
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Elkaddalek Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I forget...Did you make a video of this sonic on youtube?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
The smaller blue one? No. I haven't made a video of it yet because that prototype is smaller than the finished piece. The other one next to it is an RB replicas sound sonic and that I know a few people posted a video of.
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:iconpar18:
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
how come you haven't replied to my other two notes?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
OK, dude, seriously, I have a life outside DA, I have a job and lots of work to do so I'm not always on. I'm glad you love my work but I get comments constantly so I can't always answer them all right away. Lastly, I'm not obligated to answer every single comment I get nor am I required to answer your comments specifically. Like I said I appreciate that you love my sonics but my day doesn't revolve around answering your or anyone else' comments.
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:iconpar18:
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
sorry, ok?
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:iconpolice-box-traveler:
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Yeah, it's fine. I'm not even angry. I have close friends on DA I slip on commenting back and forth to, so don't take it personally. XD
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:iconpar18:
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
so how is that project going?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Almost done. They should be shipping from the factory to me on Wednesday. Once they are here I can instal the crystals and return spring and make sure they work properly and then I put them in mailing tubes and ship them out to the buyers once that's done. I posted the pics on my Flickr page but not here yet. [link]
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:iconpar18:
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
could you send me one of those?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Nope. They are all already sold for one thing, and they also would cost you $195 to buy. XD I don't make them for a hobby, it's how I make some money on the side and of course cover the cost of materials, labor and anodized finishes and shipping ETC... Even my little brass ones I make sell for $130 when I do make them to sell, though they aren't going to be sold again until I figure out some issues with the build.
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:iconpar18:
par18 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
that is why i started this that sonic up there is a beauty!!!!!
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zender3162 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
still awsome but a bit small don't you think oh well at least it's pocket sized
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I designed it purposely to be pocket sized but the finished pieces are just an inch shorter than the 4th Doctors sonic. ^_^
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zender3162 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
cool
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raging-akujiki Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
My goodness this is fantastic! I am looking to make one but I must admit, my design is so crude compared to this! Do you have a tutorial or materials list? I know in your other pics you said you used a "jared axel rod," right? Do you mind to explain a bit more about your parts and process? I'd love to know!
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Oh well, this one was made from scratch I'm afraid. I don't have any tutorial because I sketched the design on paper, blueprinted it and had a machinist make it from solid aluminum raw stock. Not much I can say about that really.

The One I based off the Jared Axelrod piece was extensively reworked to fit actual electronics. Jared sort of ummm, used a wooden dowel rod and glued a light in the tip XD My approach took some machining and used a blow torch to solder it together. There's the guts to an LED flashlight inside and some custom switched machined out of steel. I used a drill press to spin the parts and a file to sort of "lathe" them down to fit together. Once I had the parts arranged I used plumbing solder and a blow torch to assemble the sonic so it will be solid. I drilled a hole for the button and arranged the electronics inside to sit where I wanted and epoxied them in place. Wired and LED to the end and fitted it with a lens.
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amaindivh Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
wow... that is extremely awsome and i want one!
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Well, I did make a run of them for sale but they're all sold. So far there's 10 in existence. Unfortunately they are expensive at about $195 each. If I do another run I want to bring the cost down a lot.
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amaindivh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
oh ok well if you do make more id really be interested in buying one thanks
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
No problem, just keep a watch on my journals. ^_^ I always try to let people know when I'll be doing a run of sonic Screwdrivers. I'll be posting a picture of the production pieces as soon as I can so people see how they turn out as well.
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Elkaddalek Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
dose the blue 1 light up?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
No, neither of them do but the blue one has even less room for electronics that the full size Tom Baker model on the left. XD
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Agrafkak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is some sweet set you have there! Fantastic!
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Well this is just a comparison for the smaller one, I actually have...7...8 Sonics so far XD
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Agrafkak Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I only have two toy/replica ones. Your'e SO lucky :)
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
It took me years to get these so yeah a bit XD I had to make some of them though XD
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Hordriss Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wish I had a hand for metal work.

Awesome design.

Any closer to making them for sale?
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Thanks! And yes, I'm just finishing some details and am working out prices with the machinist. It may be a month or two more but don't worry, it's not as long as you think XD
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Doctorwhoab Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Wow! That is awesome! :D
It's so pretty *^*
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
It is indeed! ^_^ Thank you!
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Timewalker2000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
This is a brilliant piece of work! Any plans to mass produce this because I would definitely buy one!
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:icontimewalker2000:
Timewalker2000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
This is a brilliant piece of work! Any plans to mass produce this because I would definitely buy one!
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Yes. There are indeed plans to produce a number of these. The number is dependent on how many people want one. I'll be taking preorders in the next month or so for these where the price with shipping will be named. It won't cheap but it will be cheaper than any licensed item out there and i can guarantee a better quality too.
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InnuendoXGirl Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
were do i get one lol! i want one!!!!
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
From me actually XD My plan is to start taking preorders seen. I'm finalizing some details with the manufacturer now so keep an eye on my journals if you're watching me.
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InnuendoXGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'll watch you now. I want one! A lot
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Sweet! ^_^ It shouldn't be long now,. I'll post a journal and I'll post a pic in my gallery, both linking back to each other with instructions on how to get on the list. I warn you though it will be more than $100 but less that $200. That's as best a price as I can work out with the manufacturing fees and materials and labor costs as well as a standard shipping fee world wide. We're still working out details till we nail a set price though.
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InnuendoXGirl Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow thats expensive I'll have to start saving! a lot.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
It is but remember, there's a LOT of parts on this, much trickier and more detailed work, like the holes in the cone section and the power couplings and settings dial and the crystal emitter jewel and the part count is way higher. A standard 4th Doctor sonic is like 14 to 16 parts this is 26 individual parts and because it's small size it needs to be made to tight tolerances for some parts. XD I was shocked to learn how much more difficult it was to make this XD The manufacturer that made the prototype needed to purchase and have made s couple bits to make it XD You will be getting what you paid for though. I stand behind that. ^_^
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InnuendoXGirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow! well I guess it could be worth the money then! I'll be sure too keep checking to see when its ready to buy.
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Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
It shouldn't be long. I just need to do a bit of work. I'm going to make it a bit bigger for people. XD
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