Thursday, 16 October 2008

Bringing the lighthouse to life

Today I finished making the basic cone structure of my lighthouse. I started off by cutting uniform square blocks of MDF and drilling a hole in the centre point of each one. I then glued and clamped them all together along a piece of wooden dowel that ran through the central holes I had drilled. From their I turned the wood on the lathe at a 3 degree angle to create the tapered shape of the lighthouse. From this shape I'll probably make a two part mould in fibreglass so I can cast from it a shell of the lighthouse.

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