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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-03-2012 01:03 AM 3144 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We shoot a lot of darts and have been using the desk lamp by twisting it around to shine on the board. I finally got around to making a dedicated light for the board. I cut this block out of a cherry log that was sitting on bench waiting its turn to become something. It now is a light holder. I bought the spot light and swivel socket at Menards yesterday and I had the switch and cord. It was a tight fit getting the wiring and the switch in that little block but it came out pretty good. I had to solder the wires on the switch because there was no room for connectors. A little shrink wrap and they were well insulated. Rube Goldberg would be proud of this one!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 12-03-2012 01:44 AM

Looks GOOD!

It works!

COOL job to solve a need…

... is it UL approved? LOL

NICE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 12-03-2012 01:52 AM

Look like it will do the job Jim, hope it doesn’t show up the dart holes in the wall. Now a laser light on each dart.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 12-03-2012 03:08 AM

Good job

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#4 posted 12-03-2012 03:10 AM

Jim, what a neat light fixture, looks great, does the job. Shows the beautiful turnings on the shelf. As always you are very creative.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 12-03-2012 05:12 AM

Cool. You always come with innovate solutions. Great job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 12-03-2012 12:38 PM

Looks functional, nice job

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#7 posted 12-03-2012 01:05 PM

Your mind, and hands never stop Jim, yet another useful project bites the dust.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 02:01 PM

Y’all, thanks for all the nice comments on this little block. I was debating on showing it but I thought, what the hey, it’s wood! It took about an hour to construct so it is not much of a project. I tapped a 1/2” pipe thread into the block for the swivel socket and milled a rectangular hole under it for the press in switch. I have boxes full of scavenged parts from everything so I didn’t have to buy much for this one.
The nice thing is that the top of the shelf behind the computer is at the same height at the bulls eye so it was a parallel shot for the light.
Joe, it is far from UL approval!!!!!!!!!!!!
..........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-03-2012 05:33 PM

Great idea!

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#10 posted 12-03-2012 07:14 PM

You must throw a good clean dart Jim with that lovely clean wall all round :: )))
Nice job & good light well done
Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 09:41 PM

We use plastic tipped darts and an electronic board. We done miss the board very much at all.
............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-03-2012 11:35 PM

a well lite job

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#13 posted 12-04-2012 02:29 PM

Now, that is a gr8 idea. OH, a very nice collection of finely turned/built projects in the background as well. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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