Let There Be Light: Part II
When I was done with the front ring piece, I layed it on a piece of ½” Baltic Birch and traced the ring shape out. I then made a template handle out of ¼” luan plywood for the light ring. I put the template on either side of the drawn ring on the ½” Baltic Birch and drew the handles on.
|My handle template.|
I used a jig saw to cut out close to my marks. I then used the front ¾” ring as a guide and template routed the inside and outside circles of the back ½” ring. For the handles I clamped on the luan template and template routed them as well. Finally I routed around the handles with a ¼” round over bit and both circles for the light ring were formed. The last step was to quickly break down the tear out and rough edges with a 60 grit sanding sponge.
|Using the template and a bearing guided bit to route a handle to final size.|
|The wire holes are drilled for the 12 light sockets.|
|All wired up.|
|Installing the sockets . . . and installing . . . and installing . . .|
|All 12 work fine, I just need more bulbs.|
With the light ring assembled, it was time to set to work on the stand.
Let There Be Light: Part I