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Project by KnotCurser posted 1276 days ago 1686 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has been asking “in earnest” for the past few months for me to make her a desk-sized likeness of the light-up letter “K” that the band “The Killers” use as a central prop in their stage show (Pic 3).

A few weeks ago I ordered a string of 50 LED lights. When it arrived I didn’t quite realize just how much cord was involved – this letter had to be just a tad larger than I planned just to hold all the wire!

It is made entirely out of walnut and stands around 11 inches high and is just over 2 inches thick. I drilled the 50 holes in the face, then removed the bulbs from the cord and glued them into place prior to fastening the face to the body. (pic 5).

As you can see in the last pic, I BARELY had enough room to pack all of the cable into the body before I glued on the back. I already told my wife that if one of the bulbs burns out it stays dark. ;-)

Finish was spray lacquer.

This was a very, very unique project to work on and went fairly smooth once I started cutting. Start to finish, it took less than two days of work.

She loves it and I think it’s pretty cool as well.

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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gbrown4

108 posts in 1324 days


#1 posted 1276 days ago

Looks great. Pretty wild how you got all that wire in the back.

-- Greg, Concordia, Mo

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

7588 posts in 1551 days


#2 posted 1276 days ago

Very, very “Kool”!

:) Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Brandon

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#3 posted 1276 days ago

Great design and execution! I wonder if they sell LED strings with less wire.

I also like this simply because the Killers are an excellent band.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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flintbone

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#4 posted 1276 days ago

Nice job.

-- If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith. - Albert Einstein

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 1276 days ago

‘K’, way to go. Your name in lights!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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moment

2117 posts in 1312 days


#6 posted 1274 days ago

Best wishes

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