|Project by vakman||posted 10-26-2012 08:55 PM||1973 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
After working at night with only back lighting for about one month now (just moved to a new apartment), I decided enough is enough, because my young eyes were feeling old.
This is quite a simple design. A 3’ long boom is attached to a hinge, the axis of which is perpendicular to the ground plane. The fixture is attached to a wood sheath which, with the aid of a tapered cylindrical handle, can slide along the boom.
The hinge pin is a stainless steel rod I salvaged from a junked toaster.
Being able to swing the light to the left and right about the pivot point is particularly useful for cutting with the miter saw, when you can have cut lines on either side of the blade.
Of course, simply having a well lit space is preferable in a shop, but this is my bedroom, so I’m keeping the double 48” fluoro tubes out of the equation.
I may modify this slightly by adding a hinged half-cylindrical shade, as the light is in my eyes a bit much. Not an issue if I keep my eyes on the work I guess!
Pine scraps with a light tung oil finish.
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