Carved Night Light

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Project by Bob Morris posted 06-06-2008 11:55 PM 2572 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well the sale of guitars has fallen off, so what to do to keep busy. This project is a “Night Light”
designed so that it can be left on for many hours at a time. Back in January I bought a CarveWright
carving machine, thought I could make guitar parts with it. That didn’t work out but it’s great for
making these Night Lights. The wood is solid cherry, the back-lit panel is 1/4” corian. The light
source is a 9 watt CFL bulb. Lots of fun making these becouse almost anything can be carved
into the back-lit panel. Approx. 8” tall, 7” wide and 5” deep.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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#1 posted 06-07-2008 12:03 AM

Well, I say it is a great use of a tool that did not meet your expetations. If all else fails, restructure your planning…LOL

I hope you are able to sell these. Those carverights ain’t cheap! BTW: Great choice of picture. Wanna sell one? (To me)

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#2 posted 06-07-2008 02:06 AM

that is really beautiful!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 06-07-2008 02:49 AM

Very cool! How long did the carvewrite take to do one side?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 06-07-2008 03:30 AM

looks great. how is the carveright working for you. i have heard so many bad reviews, but i really want one

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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Cathy Krumrei

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#5 posted 06-07-2008 06:28 AM

WOW! Bob that’s an awesome light! Really neat of what you make with it. Never would have thought of something like that. Thanks for sharing!

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#6 posted 06-07-2008 10:34 AM

That is a very cool panel I love the scene. But the carving on the side is very nice. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Bob Morris

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#7 posted 06-07-2008 12:58 PM

Thanks all, for the kind comments. GaryK ; it takes about 15 min. to carve the side panel, the front was about 37 min. . romansfivefive ; this is my second machine and is running well, the first was a piece of s—t. Anyone interested in a one of a kind light contact me off of the forum. Thanks again.

-- Bob Morris, Ohio,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 06-07-2008 01:42 PM

Beautiful Bob!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 06-07-2008 07:46 PM

How cool! Beautiful piece Bob. Thanks for showing it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#10 posted 06-13-2008 11:13 AM


This is a beautiful piece. The CarveWright adds some nice details to the project. I hope these sell well for you.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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