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Project by jtmek posted 09-19-2014 07:33 PM 929 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this solar Lighthouse. Made from Cypress. The Tapered Miters…...were beyond my skill level, tapers were easy the miters were easy, but Tapered miters, couldn’t do it. I first cut the tapers then went to the jointer. Much easier than trying to do the math to cut tapered miters.

Do you see the ghost in the window? Its 24 inches tall, looks pretty good at night.
Thanks for looking

jtmek

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 09-20-2014 02:38 AM

That is cool, did you have plans for it, if so where did you get them. Looks like something that I might enjoy building.

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

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#2 posted 09-20-2014 03:13 AM

Excellent work! another project I will be adding to my list….

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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jtmek

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#3 posted 09-20-2014 11:28 AM

I did not have any plans. I got this idea while on vacation in Savannah, I’m not very good at design so it took me a long time to build this. I almost scrapped this project trying to figure out the tapered miters, until a friend told me about using the jointer to do the miters.

thanks, jtmek

-- a good woodworker can fix his mistakes, agreat w/w can fix them before anybody see's them

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#4 posted 09-20-2014 03:37 PM

Your lighthouse turned out great. This is a project I have wanted to get to for years-maybe when I retire.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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