|Project by bushmaster||posted 03-14-2017 04:49 AM||1962 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
I hope this posting is a good as the one that I posted last night. I spent allot of time getting it ready to post and then I though, or I didn’t think, clicked on the link for the video while I was checking the preview, well that was the LAST VIEW!!!!, it went to the you tube page and all my hard work went out the window to never never land. Quess it was too late 10:30 pm, click went the off button. Yes it was too late.
Anyway the reason I did that was the problem with the last video of the excavator, The video was classified as PRIVATE, figured that out that evening and corrected it. So if you gave up and want to give it another shot here is the link and picture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkDTv-AhY6c
So back to the project in hand. I had formulated this project after completed the cosmic cloud project. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/299826 I wanted to do a Northern Light scene, and decided to do on the side of a cylinder. The idea of a cannister with a lid was born, lathed from a birch log. You will have to watch the video as I seemed to not take still pictures as I was doing it, some of the lid though. View the video at
After the cannister was lathed, microwaved to dry it, sanded and then painted it was ready for the black base paint, here is a recommendation and a word of advice. I had an old spray can of black paint, the nozzle plugged and I couldn’t clear it, I had a little detail spray gun and decided to put the paint in it and finish the job. I drilled a small hole an the gas started to leak out, Then I thought the pressure was reduced why not drill a larger hole, Not a great idea, DON’T TRY THAT, if you don’t believe me give it a try. What paint I had left I poured into the gun and finished the job. Wow, that little gun sprayed the paint twice as nice as the spray can. That prt I do recommend. These small guns are about $15. at Harbor Frieght. Would do a great job on thinned finishes. I did thin the black paint from a can of regular paint to do the lid later.
The video explains how I put the Northern Lights scene on. I didn’t turn out as spectacular as I envisioned, but is possible for the first time around. I was hoping it would really stand out. We have had the real ones here, and they are not near as bright as you see on the computer anyway. After I put the scene on I remounted it on the lathe and lathed it down to bare wood top and bottom.
Then a lid to match. It would be decorated with a ring of cosmic clouds pattern, and as elevated moon out of walnut and birch for the knob. as the lid is turned around one can observe the different phases of the moon. A true night scene
And then a finished experiment al project.
I took a picture out side, holding it up towards the full moon a couple days ago and the lid looks like a flying saucer. The moon is just a wee dot above.
Hope you liked the project as it may not happen again. Comments and suggestion welcomed and appreciated.
Don’t forget the video.
I will check the link but after it is posted this time.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia