|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-13-2011 02:25 AM||1589 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
These are two Rock of Ages replica lighthouses made at a scale of 119:1 to the original one situated in the Isle Royale National Park in Lake Superior. I chose that scale from the pictures I took and literature that I found on its dimensions to bring it to it final size. The pinnacle and the bottle portion are made of maple and the larger base is made of box elder. The bottom plate is red oak with Z 120 stain. I first turned two bottle portions out of box elder, but it gets too fuzzy when you mill in the windows. The windows and doors were milled in with a 3/32” end mill using the holding fixture for the first group.
Each one has three wire railings made from brass rod and copper wire soldered together. The brass name plates are touch switches wired to 4 level dimmer control boxes from Menards.
The round shelf under the light is 1” copper tubing with a copper ring soldered on. The top lighting rod and horizontal flag holders are steel and the boom is brass and copper .
I had previously made 4 of these lighthouses. One was sold and the other 2 were gifts to one individual who ordered one of these last ones.These are the last 2 lighthouses I plan to make of this style. I am out of the round glass tubes I got from an art instructor somewhere in Delaware.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!