One of the problems of being self employed is that family can put a kink in one’s plans. Today, instead of working on night lights and Taliesin lamps, I got to help my daughter & family move to a new apt.
But, as promised, I did get a couple of pics of the framework for the night light I am making for Christmas sales.
I use a Blum (pronounced bloom) hinge boring jig that attaches to my drill press to drill several of the holes shown. The nice thing about the Blum is that it can drill three of the holes at one time saving a little time. The picts here show the jig in operation and the finished pieces. (I was pretty lucky; about 20 years ago, I won this drilling attachment in a raffle. I don’t think they’re made anymore and the current hinge drilling units (free standing with motor & hold downs) go for about $2000 and up.)
The large dowel has four of the veneers I’ll use in the night lights. I form the veneers using a commercial veneer softener (available from http://www.joewoodworker.com) to wet the veneers, wrap them around the dowel with paper towels, then place in a vacuum bag.