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#244864 - Sat Apr 02 2011 09:05 AM Ad Glass Shelf / Childs Night Light
DasFast1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
Inspired by D Phillips's post a little while back about how people display their ad glass, I felt the urge to act on idea (Adult ADD will get you everytime). Right about that same time I came across a listing on e-bay that showed a Phillips 66 aviation oil can that I had never seen before (remember I am new to this). I eventually purchase this can from Racecop and find that this was the catalyst for this project. Wanting the ad glass sign to match the oil can, I talk with Jim Treadway (T-ways Graphics)about adding black and orange shields to a flite fuel ad glass. We settled on aviation instead and it turned out pretty good in my opinion. Then found some 12 volt orange LED lights on e-bay and 12 volt transformer and here is what I have come up with for an Ad Glass Display/Oil Can Display shelf that will be used as a night light. Still trying to decide what color to stain it but thought it was far enough along to share.





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Edited by DasFast1 (Sat Apr 02 2011 11:08 AM)
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#244880 - Sat Apr 02 2011 09:50 AM Re: Ad Glass Shelf / Childs Night Light [Re: DasFast1]
itsagas Offline
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Registered: Tue Oct 20 2009
Loc: Four Corners
Very nice. I like the orange LED's.
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#244900 - Sat Apr 02 2011 10:50 AM Re: Ad Glass Shelf / Childs Night Light [Re: itsagas]
coopwyo Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Nice job! Anything that combines woodworking and "old stuff" is right up my alley!

It looks like you used poplar to build it -- if so, whatever color you choose to stain it, make sure you use a gel stain or it will get really blotchy.

I hope you don't mind if my students use your idea -- that looks like something some of them would really get a kick out of building.

Chris

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#244901 - Sat Apr 02 2011 11:03 AM Re: Ad Glass Shelf / Childs Night Light [Re: coopwyo]
DasFast1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
Chris,

Don't mind at all. Extra credit for your students - The next thing I would like to incorporate into it would be a photocell so that when the room light shuts off, the LEDs come on. Just not sure where I want the hole for the photocell.


Edited by DasFast1 (Sat Apr 02 2011 11:06 AM)
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#245313 - Mon Apr 04 2011 02:26 AM Re: Ad Glass Shelf / Childs Night Light [Re: DasFast1]
racecop Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Very nice! I know your son will love it.

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