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Project by doubleDD posted 05-30-2014 01:16 PM 1703 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first crack at inside out turning was better that expected for me. I have been wanting to try these but wanted a purpose for it. I had a small color lighted gizmo I saved from a broken Christmas or Halloween decoration that gave me the idea for a nite light.
The turning was easier than I thought it would be, just nerve racking. I burned in some lines on the first outside turning, but when you reverse it they can barely be seen. Live and learn. I drilled a hole on top to except the light and then realized I needed a top for it. I decided on a flame. My first attempt on the flame came out looking like a pacifier ( lol)so I will save that for another project.
The lighted gizmo has a blue, green and red light in it and when changing colors I can get purple, orange and yellow.I hope the pictures of the lights come out good enough for you to see.
Made from some stabilized cherry and the flame is maple. Finished with lacquer. Thanks for looking.

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





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#1 posted 05-30-2014 01:48 PM

Dave that is slick great job.

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 02:00 PM

That is just plain REALLY cool and AWESOME! Great job buddy

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#3 posted 05-30-2014 02:49 PM

Hey Dave, I am glad you took the plunge and tried inside out turning. You did a great job on the torch. I like the embedded light idea. If you are like me, once I do one piece using this method you want to try it again. It is still messes with your mind a little…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 02:54 PM

Very cool idea.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 03:01 PM

Very nice work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 05-30-2014 03:10 PM

Nice idea! Very cool!

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

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#7 posted 05-30-2014 03:19 PM

Interesting, what a great idea.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 05-30-2014 04:11 PM

Great looking project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 05-30-2014 04:57 PM

WOW, that is really cool, Dave. Nice going!! It makes me want to try a 4 sided one now!!........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 05-30-2014 10:15 PM

This is really cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 05-30-2014 10:59 PM

Tommy, hoss, thanks for the encouragement.

Lee, you are correct. Now I have to do another one. I feel brave now but was well protected from flying pieces when I did the reverse turning a few days ago.

Monte, John, Tony, Rick, Bill, Roger, Thanks guys. Always good to hear from you.

Jim, I had to go back and see yours. I thought you tried 4 sided ones. They are only 2 sided. That’s a lot of air.

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

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#12 posted 05-30-2014 11:30 PM

WOW!!!

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#13 posted 05-31-2014 01:42 AM

Very unique and a great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 05-31-2014 03:29 AM

WAAAAY better than my first my first one turned out!

Super idea with the light. I guarantee somebody will “borrow” it.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#15 posted 05-31-2014 12:33 PM

Marty, jaykaypur, UncleStumpy, thanks for the warm comments. Just trying to make something with a purpose.

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

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