Lighthouse nightlight

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 07-09-2020 11:02 AM 488 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m thinking ahead for Christmas presents for my 12+ grandchildren.
This one is segmented walnut and oak, with the segments 90 degree offset on each layer. The wood grain shimmers in the light doing this.
The square windows and door is accomplished using my mortise drill. Layout accomplished by twisting a guitar string helically wrapped around the tower. I used dividers to space the openings evenly.
The roof was an experiment with lamination. Using pine 3”x3” And 3/8” walnut glued together I accomplished the nice looking pattern.
I used LEDs for the light, one in the lens area and one in the drilled core of the tower. I soldered all connections and used a switch connected to a 9 volt battery.
I had fun hand painting the base. I tried to capture the texture of the land and water. I think I captured them.
Hope you like it, only have 9 more to make.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 07-09-2020 11:08 AM

I like it – good luck with the rest of them

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-09-2020 12:32 PM

Cool looking lighthouse. Nice job with the base, it gives off a real effect.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 07-09-2020 01:04 PM

Great idea. Where did the glass come from? A repurposed something?

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#4 posted 07-09-2020 01:06 PM

I forgot to mention the glass. I recycled the jar my wifes yogurt come in. The fact is, this glass jar was my inspiration for the lighthouses!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 07-09-2020 01:16 PM

Very nice lighthouse Kelly! It’s amazing how just looking at something can inspire us. The LED’s are great and stay lit for a long time! I use them also! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 07-09-2020 09:08 PM

That’s really nice.

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#7 posted 07-10-2020 07:57 PM

Super presents! Nice work, making something very original! You should be proud.

-- Pete

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