|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 01-02-2010 05:00 PM||2507 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a scale model of the Rock Of Ages lighthouse in Lake Superior off the coast of Minnesota. It is 11 1/2” high and 4 1/2” in dia. with a working light on the top. Four of them were made. It has all the doors and windows exactly as the original. They were all milled in and painted. The light operates by touching the brass nameplate on the front – it has four levels of brightness. The hardest part was finding the round glass of the proper diameter and length for the top. I got four pieces from an art class teacher in Delaware where they use glass tubing a lot.
All the railings are brass wire soldered together. After making the first one, I was told that I had missed the boom that was on the base so I had to make 4 booms and add one to the lighthouse sent to Minnesota. My favorite cars hang around my copy.
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