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I am searching for a plan to build an old style wood telepnone. I presently have all the mechanical parts but not the wood plans.
I know there is a plan out there but cannot locate where I can purchase it. I have searched on the internet and also on some woodworking sites but no luck
Hope there is someone out there that can help me, it would be greatly appreciated

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Hi Tony

I don't have the plans to make one BUT I have two of them I can take a snapshot of them if that would help . :)
I took a old type with the crank on the side and I put a radio inside of it and when you lift the black ear part it turns on the radio and I put the knobs on the side to tune it in,the crank on the side is the station dial in.

The other one I have is about the same type but I got it out of one the books my boss gets in the mail all the time ,(60.oo bucks) it has a new type phone parts in it (push button telephone) in a cir.setup and the phone hand set hangs on the side like you would see in the 1920's/1930's phone.

Both would be easy to make from the picture(s) just a walnut/oak box so to speak :)
I'm sure you can also find a picture on the NET but if not just ask and I will post a picture or two to help. :)

Just a NOTE *** I did find the old telephone in a junk shop for 20.oo bucks and put the radio in it,,, old tube type AM radio LOL :) but it works great,that tells you how long ago I reworked it. :)

Just for kicks I checked on eBay to see what they are going for and what they look like. see links below :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-VINTAGE-ANT...674QQihZ005QQcategoryZ985QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Antique-Oak-KEL...8QQihZ019QQcategoryZ38037QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-STYLE-WALL-...221QQihZ001QQcategoryZ985QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Old-Time-Countr...0QQihZ019QQcategoryZ41375QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-OAK-STROMBE...9QQihZ018QQcategoryZ38037QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Nice-Old-Kellog...7QQihZ016QQcategoryZ38037QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Below you will see a snapshot or two ▼ of the one I have. :)

Bj :)
 

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Thanks for the reply to my question. The photos you included are just great and you did a wonderful job.
I will use one of your pics as a sample and make some measurements
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You're Welcome Tony and thanks :)

Yes ,you can use the Bells as a Scale to get your measurements :)
Besure to post a picture or two after you get it done, or take snapshots when you are making it so someone can make one also.I'm sure the members would enjoy it.
Bells= old phone, 2" dia., new phone 2 1/2" dia.

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I also looked for plans for you and came up empty. Seems like old wood phones would be somewhat popular for someone to put out plans. Maybe that could be a moneymaker.

Anyway, I agree with Bj in that you could take a picture and sketch out your own creation. A lot cheaper that way, and it would be good for the experience. I found this one in my searching that you might be able to use.
 

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Hi Tony

I also agree with Mike BUT in this case you may want to just buy one, the parts to make the phone look like a phone are not going to be easy to find and are not going to be cheap :).
Here's a link to the site that you can get one , I would also agree with Mike it would be fun to make BUT then you need to did up the parts. :) :)
You could use a old phone and used the parts from it but it would not look right the head set is the hard part....:) and the hook to hang it on :)

"What one man can do a another man can do also", but in this case it's not a easy one.

http://www.coolstuffcheap.com/cr92-oa-1940-s-oak-country-wall-telephone.html

http://www.coolstuffcheap.com/cr91-oa-1920-s-oak-country-kitchen-wall-phone.html

http://www.coolstuffcheap.com/crosleyphones.html

TONY****this post is a old one and If you did make pls. post a snapshot I sure would like to see it :) :) :)


Bj :)
 
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