LumberJocks

T-Light Challenge

  • Advertise with us
Project by Grumpy posted 09-20-2011 02:46 AM 1907 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a challenge to all you woodies to make use of all those small scrap pieces you have been storing away and sitting there with nothing to do but clog up the shed and collect dust.
Why not make some T-Lights for Christmas and give them to your favourite charity for fund raising.
Old bits of scrap wood, masonite, plywood, mdf, chipboard can all be segmented, turned or shaped into something attractive.
So get to it boys and girls and post me some pics of what you have done.
The big prize at the end is the satisfaction of doing something good for someone else.
My T-Lights are 75mm dia, 50mm tall with 40mm hole to the depth of the candle.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





8 comments so far

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13242 posts in 2728 days


#1 posted 09-20-2011 03:43 AM

good one Grumpman ! I see you have been keeping yourself entertained. My favorite is on the top row and 2nd from left.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Grumpy's profile

Grumpy

19693 posts in 2596 days


#2 posted 09-20-2011 07:12 AM

Thanks Dan. Would you believe the dark section of that one you like is the old particle board, the stuff before mdf. Needs a good coat ofr sealer, sucks up wipe on poly like a sponge.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View murch's profile

murch

1186 posts in 1369 days


#3 posted 09-20-2011 08:03 AM

Very nice Grumpy. I like the style of them.
I’ve made a few of these recently from apple and given them as gifts.
They are always well received.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6698 posts in 2724 days


#4 posted 09-20-2011 02:31 PM

Nice work, Grumpy!

Great cause, too.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

View Karson's profile

Karson

34912 posts in 3145 days


#5 posted 09-20-2011 03:14 PM

Great Grumpy.

Nice idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

View prometej065's profile

prometej065

244 posts in 2428 days


#6 posted 09-20-2011 07:04 PM

Grumpy’s great!
Indeed, all can use!
From all do something really nice!
My area of ​​work is marquetry, and a separate blog will show that my father exploiting a small slats, which occur as waste material at his carpenter friend.
http://lumberjocks.com/prometej065/blog/25555

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

View peteg's profile

peteg

3002 posts in 1568 days


#7 posted 09-21-2011 05:27 AM

Oh no, not another one using the big “C” word already…....
Great idea Grumpy, & good practice on speed turning to a high standard. Well done mate :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112818 posts in 2322 days


#8 posted 09-21-2011 06:18 AM

CHRISTMAS!!!! come on Grumpy haloween is still more than a month away.LOL
Good idea with plenty of time to get er done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase