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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    I like all the input.I was wondering if there is any way to use some pvc 3' to 4 long ..add a base and something on the top and basically dress it up and it look ok ? Im just trying to make it as simple and inexpensive as possible ...hoping to find a piece of pvc somewhere...(Neighbor works for the city so thats a possibility.Just thinking) If I did the birdsmouth joint (which I want to try in the future) Id have to buy a router bit.....but mainly I am pushed for time and dont have time for the the experimenting...

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    I guess you could use PVC although that would make an untapered round lighthouse.

    You don't need a router bit in order to use the birdsmouth method. You can do this on the table saw with a dado stack. What I have already drawn is about 34 in. tall overall and the long tapered sides could be gotten out of 1x6 stock.
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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    You might want to ask whether he is thinking the lighthouse will be displayed indoors or outdoors (yard decoration).

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    My table saw ain’t too good...definitely out doors

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    If you want to make it out of wood and you want to use the birdsmouth method and you have a dado set, I can help you design a simple jig for your tablesaw. Actually, I have most of the work done already.
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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    Mike,
    A couple years back I was going through a Habitat ReStore and saw these 5' wooden columns that were round, tapered and hollow. I was looking at them wondering what I could do with them, so for 10 bucks for the pair I grabbed them. A couple weeks later my wife wanted a lighthouse for the yard, these things were perfect for the main body, I just cut a foot from the bottom and top then added bases and the top pieces. I wish I had a photo to share, but I'm really bad at that.
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    Dave I may take you up on that.(My tablesaw is one of the Delta combination drill press,jointer and tablesaw.The saw does work I just havent used it since I brought it home.Blade probably needs changing.

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    Jim I think I will swing by our Habitat and just see what I might find.

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim M. View Post
    Mike,
    A couple years back I was going through a Habitat ReStore and saw these 5' wooden columns that were round, tapered and hollow. I was looking at them wondering what I could do with them, so for 10 bucks for the pair I grabbed them. A couple weeks later my wife wanted a lighthouse for the yard, these things were perfect for the main body, I just cut a foot from the bottom and top then added bases and the top pieces. I wish I had a photo to share, but I'm really bad at that.


    Wow! That’s a great idea.

    Ironically, our local Habitat also has had some of those columns but never knew how to use them.

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    BC62FB52-DA8A-463B-8256-61FEF5031127.jpegThe Winfield collection has the plans for under $10. I tried to post the picture. Site Problems.

    I got the picture to post. There are 10 different lighthouse plans plus the the hardware for the light.
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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    Mike, I lifted this from a 2006 NCWW post.

    http://www.lhdigest.com/digest/Photopage.cfm?Photo=6034

    You probably won’t want to show it to your neighbor.

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    Oh my thats nice but I ain't building that

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by TENdriver View Post
    Mike, I lifted this from a 2006 NCWW post.

    http://www.lhdigest.com/digest/Photopage.cfm?Photo=6034

    You probably won’t want to show it to your neighbor.
    Going to need a bigger lathe!!

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    Re: Lighthouse Build Ideas?

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    Going to need a bigger lathe!!
    Don't use a lathe. Instead, build a box with an open top, the top side of which is tapered to match light house body, and large enough for body to go in. Build up column, eight sided as mentioned. Insert, or build plug in each end. Find the center as for turning on lathe. Drill a hole in each end, the size needed to thread a hanger bolt in.Thread a hanger bolt into previously drilled holes. On your box, drill hole large enough for hanger bolts to turn freely. Holes need to be same height from bottom of the box. Assemble box, with body supported between the ends of box by hanger bolts. Add a crank handle to one end. This could be a pair of jamb nuts. With a socket attached to a drill, use drill to turn glued up body. On tapered side of box, use a router with a straight cutting bit to round up body as drill rotates it. The router base will need an alignment block on bottom that fits between sides of box, to keep router centered. Turn drill on slow speed, and route column round.

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