Wooden Japanese Toro

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Project by jessyeigh posted 09-25-2020 02:13 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Outdoor lantern for a clients garden. Douglas fir, cedar & cypress. Slate and copper roof. Solar garden light. About 65 hours in this build. Fun one that.
Sorry about the sideways photos, this is the only site I know that does this and I can’t figure out an easy way to adjust them.

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 05:29 PM

Looks good.
Thanks for posting.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 09-25-2020 06:05 PM

this is very nice and elegant. nice design!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 09-25-2020 11:00 PM

Gorgeous work. Can you show us the solar light? Is it out on a wire, or mounted in the roof of the toro?

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#4 posted 09-26-2020 12:38 AM

Very nice design, great job on the joints, appears to be a sturdy light. Great job

What are the demensions?

-- Eric, building the dream

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#5 posted 09-26-2020 01:26 AM

WOW I like the design, craftsmanship and all the detail and materials you chose for this awesome light if I may call it that .
The sideways pictures can be rotated with windows 10 pictures and then uploaded .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 09-27-2020 12:16 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 09-27-2020 05:55 PM

Looks like a lot of good old craftsmanship went into your Toto. The choice of materials should last.
I find the easiest way to up right your photos is to crop them a tiny bit in your smart phone before posting on this sight.
Try it then remove the photos then repost.

Good luck.

-- James E McIntyre

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