"Palatial Booths" strikes again

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"Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Richard Coombs » 29 Oct 2017, 12:55

I do hope CvdC still reads the posts on here from time to time ( I know he does not write any himself any more sadly)

He has often joshed with me in the past about the size and complexity of my booths , sometimes calling me "The Palatial Booth Company"
I also miss his clever photoshop satire:

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Well I think my latest Booth building project would certainly amuse him.

Fair to say it IS indeed large and a complex design : It is certainly not a Lazy Tongs.
However it will also be the fastest booth to put up that that I have ever made.

Although it is far from finished, I can confidently predict it will take no more than 10 minutes from putting the first piece on the grass to having it completely up and canvas covered.

As always I am going bonkers with my Camera , and have a Flickr gallery as a record of the build.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rkcpuppet ... 1305856828

I have not added in the typed commentrty to the pics as yet , but will when I have time ( Probably when the darn thing is completed )

I realise it is not the sort of construction most folk would want to undertake.
You need a panel van to transport it , so it is not your usual back seat or boot of the car type of theatre.

And like my current aluminium frame booth it will get from A to B in a wheeled trolley.
This I will build only when I have all the Booth parts completed , as it will need to be bespoke size and shape.

Here is my current incarnation:

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Chris Van der Craats series of pictures on this forum are a wonderful step by step lesson to anyone wanting to build a Lazy Tongs booth for themselves...well worth checking out.

My photos are not intended to be any kind of instructive lesson in building a booth as I doubt anyone else would want to go down this path , but they should prove a good bit of whimsy none the less

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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Miraiker » 31 Oct 2017, 11:04

Fantastic, Richard. It is always a delight to see your latest project.
Who'd want a proper job?
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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Richard Coombs » 31 Oct 2017, 16:33

Thank You Miraiker.

Hope all is good with you and yours.
Aslo hope a punch man from Cornwall has been in touch with you about replacing a Punch head that he has in resin with a wooden one.

I told him if anyone could do it : you could.

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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Chris Richard » 31 Oct 2017, 18:19

Very nice! The next one needs to be of bricks. :D
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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Chris » 02 Nov 2017, 21:37

I seem to remember that Richard made his house of bricks some time ago - or was it wood and concrete?
http://www.punchandjudy.com/newbooth/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1411&p=13170&hilit=+workshop#p
scroll down the above thread to Richard's posting - I think this is the start of his new workshop saga.
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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Richard Coombs » 21 Jan 2018, 10:26

Good on you for building your own Booth Chris Richards.

Its a big project and an adventure.
Also I believe you get a better performance space that way , and can do a slicker show as all your specific requirements are 'built in'.

Please take some photos along the way and post them on the workshop section here.

Folk do like to see others having a go at such jobs.
Its inspiring , and there is always something to learn from seeing how others approach such a build.
- well I think so , and personally I can't get enough of other builders pics.

Happy New Year
2018 is gong to be a busy one for you I am sure !

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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Richard Coombs » 21 Jan 2018, 12:21

Despite what I said in the first post of this thread , I HAVE managed to put descriptions on Flickr to accompany the photos for this new booth build .

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rkcpuppet ... 1305856828

Today (Sun Jan 21st 2018 ) will be the 50th day spent building the booth since mid Oct 2017.
Yes I am keeping a tally :-)

It is snowing heavily outside today so day number 50 will be an indoor sewing day.
Im going to see if I can complete the Drop Bag.
Don't be fooled by the photo : the drop bag is far from completed.

Very happy with the work so far.
Lots done , but still much much more to do if this booth is going to be ready for unveiling at the Covent Garden Mayfayre.


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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Andrew Clarkson » 24 Jan 2018, 21:02

Impressive work Richard. I reckon you could fit a log burner in there if the snow continues!
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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Chris » 25 Jan 2018, 15:17

It certainly is impressive. But I doubt if Richard will need a log burner in addition to the underfloor heating! What puzzles me is how he's going to find parking space for the pantechnicon at Covent Garden.
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Re: "Palatial Booths" strikes again

Postby Richard Coombs » 25 Jan 2018, 17:56

He he ...if the Council ever get rid of the unlimited free parking on those two streets near the Covent Garden Church , then it will certainly be the end of coming to the Mayfayre for me.
And a few other folk as well I shouldn't wonder!
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