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#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
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The components for the kit are cut by a laser into the card and/or MDF. To keep the parts on the card there are some small tabs that you will need to cut.

When you want to remove a piece from the card, cut through the remaining lines to release the part.

I use superglue and white wood glue for construction: the superglue is used for small parts as it bonds fairly quickly (within 3 seconds) and the white glue for larger parts but feel free to use whatever glue you are comfortable with.

It is recommended at each step to put a thick strip of white glue along all joins to make your model as strong as possible

The steps up

Find all parts marked in ORANGE above (parts 1a-1e)

Start by gluing the rear wall (1b) to the base (1a). Make sure the wall touches the ground and does not sit on top of the base

The rear wall has two tabs sticking out the top (red circles) - make sure these are at the top

Attach the left and right sides (parts 1c and 1d) to the base, sliding them under the tabs and also making sure they touch the ground

Attach the upper walkway (1e) to the sides as shown

Run a seam of white glue along all the joins to make sure that the building is as strong as possible (insert)




Find all parts marked in RED above (parts 2a-2b)

Find the inner wall (2a) and the four steps (2b). Take note that one step has a tab (red circle)

Bend the inner wall along the fold lines and then attach the steps into the slots provided

Make sure you start with the step that has the tab.

Once all four steps are in place, put a layer of white glue underneath them to make sure they are strong.


Find the part marked in PINK above (part 3)

Now fit the steps into the walls as shown

Dryfit them first

Finally, glue in the last wall (3) as shown

Run white glue along all the inside joins you can reach

The main house


Find all parts marked in BLUE above (parts 4a-4d)

The main outer wall is in two parts (4a and 4b)

Turn these upside down (so that the fold lines are down) and then attach them to each other with a piece of masking tape as shown

Next, attach them to the base (4c)

Make sure the wall touches the ground. It must not sit on top of the base

Finally, glue on the four thin strips (4d) so that they sit on top of the base.

These four strips will support the roof later



Find all parts marked in YELLOW above (parts 5a-5b)

Take a look at the 4 steps (5b)

Two are identical, one has a tab on the long edge and one has a tab on the short edge (red circles)

Attach the steps to the inner wall as shown, making sure the step with the tab on the long edge is at the bottom

Make sure the step with the tab on the short edge is the one at the top



Find all parts marked in GREEN above (parts 6a-6b)

Turn part 6b over so that the folds are down, and glue the four supports to it as shown

These supports should not be flush with the bottom... they should be one thickness of card from the bottom

Use a piece of card as a spacer to get the distance right

These strips will support the steps

Now, glue this to the main base

Remember at each step to put a thick strip of glue on all joins



Find the part marked in CYAN above (part 7)

Glue the stairs (5) to it as shown

Finally, slide the stairs and the roof inside the building -the roof and stairs will sit on the supports you glued in earlier


Here are some examples of how multiple versions of the arc house work together

CONGRATULATIONS! You are done.
#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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