|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-11-2013 05:02 PM||4255 views||5 times favorited||31 comments|
I have some fine bandsaw cutting to do and I always have to turn the bandsaw around to avoid shadows and get good light on the cutting area. Friday I stopped everything to finally make a band saw light. I had this gooseneck laying on the bench for over a year and put it in the project. I needed a bright light that would not get hot in a wooden shade and I found a 25 watt Led bulb from Menards that used 2W to run.
I had all the other stuff laying around. The box was a block of pretty maple that I cut out on the band saw and the shade was turned from a piece of pecan log laying in the barn. I always save power cords off discarded appliances and I had a box of them. I used 10-32 T- nuts in the bottom of the box before I glued the bottom back on. I buy old lamps at garage sales and take the goosenecks off of them and have used quite a few so far. In other words, I’m a a scrounger and this whole light cost me a little over $7.
I just noticed in taking the picture that some of the knot popped out of the shade and lets a little light through. I think I’ll just rotate the shade!!
I used clear lacquer for finish on all the parts.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!