Rock of Ages Lighthouse

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-02-2010 05:00 PM 2672 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 05:29 PM

Interesting! Looks like a fun project. Does the scale match the cars? Where did you get the switch?

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 06:52 PM

Very nice. Glad to have seen the light!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 06:58 PM

Oh yes, Isle Royale! A very nice National park if you have a boat to get out there.

Great job! The scale looks perfect.


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#4 posted 01-02-2010 07:15 PM

Very nicely done, sir. You have a lot of patience!!!!!

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 07:15 AM

Really nice job, I have to say, it looks just like the real one. Excellent reproduction.

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 07:32 AM

I like this light house Jim it looks right on.

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#7 posted 01-06-2010 04:09 AM

Nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#8 posted 12-28-2012 12:17 AM

My sister would love this she loves Lighthouses!
Nice One!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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