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Project by bigbuddha posted 12-27-2016 08:11 PM 428 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought a necklace for my MIL but it turned out to be really bad so I returned it. At 10 pm Christmas Eve, I decided to make a Fairy Globe after watching Darbin Orvar’s video on making a really beautiful but simple LED Fairy Light Globe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usL5CeP_row

I couldn’t find the glass ornaments anywhere locally but when I was at Michael’s, I saw a 4”-ish fish bowl for $1.62. I had the LEDs as well so I searched around the garage frantically. Found a nice solid chunk of cherry and cut out the opening for the globe in the walnut. After gluing the two pieces of wood together, I pattern routed the rest of the hole in the cherry. The battery pack is attached underneath through the cherry (routed out a holder area) with velcro. Finished with 3 coats of spray lacquer and hot-glued the globe. Not bad for a REALLY last minute present and MIL was happy with it.

-- helen





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 12-27-2016 11:30 PM

Looks like it turned out very well—glad MIL is enjoying it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 12-28-2016 01:51 AM

Cool, Helen, I’m going to check out that video. Happy New Year, keep creating!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#3 posted 12-29-2016 02:37 AM

Very cool, Helen!!

Jim

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

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