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    Default Night light covers

    Just carved a couple of these from 1 1/2" pvc.
    i used the cheap night lights from wally world. I had to cut the factory cover down on the band saw and they slide right over.
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    Default These are cool!!!!

    3" pvc carve. Still learning the depth/height to keep from carving through.
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    Nice job, bl. The nightlight cover is a really cool idea. Thanks for sharing....
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    are you using the drain caps from home depot on ends when carving? and if so how are you removing them from pipe after carving. i put them in on both ends of the pvc pipe and they are both stuck inside the pipe, did not use glue or anything just hand pressed them in . just curious .
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    Remove one end cap by loosening the jig cone end, then pull the pipe straight away from the screwed-on end of the jig. That takes care of the first end cap.

    After that, just insert a 2x2 scrap length of wood and gently tap the other cap out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blhutchens View Post
    Just carved a couple of these from 1 1/2" pvc.
    i used the cheap night lights from wally world. I had to cut the factory cover down on the band saw and they slide right over.
    Fantastic! Great idea and you are doing an excellent job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blhutchens View Post
    3" pvc carve. Still learning the depth/height to keep from carving through.
    Try Height of 450 and cutting depth of no more than 0.18" (you may be able to get away with 0.125" but do a litho preview of various settings on a FLAT project to get an idea of the appearance before cutting and setting the depth/height on your Rotary project layout).
    Last edited by mtylerfl; 07-27-2014 at 03:20 PM.
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    thanks for the pointers, It seems as though the pvc is thicker in some spots than others.
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    Just finished my litho carve after 2 failed attempts thanks to Michael's input. I'm at lowes as I post this trying to find the lighting hardware. I'll load up photos once I get home - can't figure out how to do it on phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSQRD View Post
    Just finished my litho carve after 2 failed attempts thanks to Michael's input. I'm at lowes as I post this trying to find the lighting hardware. I'll load up photos once I get home - can't figure out how to do it on phone.
    -Paul
    That's good news, Paul. Can't wait to see your photos when you get a chance to post them.

    Here's a link to the LED puck light I used. It features a "touch pad" that toggles the light 'Dim - Bright - Off' when touched. I extended the pad by using some aluminum duct tape fastened to the pad and routed to the sharp end of an upholstery tack pushed through a tiny hole drilled through the .25"-thick wall of the pipe.


    http://www.lowes.com/pd_545348-75774...&facetInfo=$15

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    Last edited by mtylerfl; 07-27-2014 at 10:17 PM.
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