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Postby tinypiney » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:47 pm


I made this in February :D .
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Postby island » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:59 pm


Looks good. Proportion very good. It must have taken some time to plan and to construct this and with the details included.

How tall is it? What inspired you to undertake this project?
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:22 am


A budding Stephenson, no less. Well done Tiny. You and boats should go into business together.
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Postby tinypiney » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:07 am


It's 2 feet tall, with the base, which is probably a couple inches. It was actually an art project, where we had to make a cardboard sculpture. I knew long before the project was actually assigned that I was going to make a lighthouse. :)
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Postby CHUCKX53 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:22 pm


Next step is to construct a wood one, Tiny. 8)
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Postby island » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:34 pm


But is you want to go into lighthouse production for a profit, here is a method --and if with creative variations applied to the towers and colored filters for the light.
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/lighthouse-in-a-bottle-666011/
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Postby tinypiney » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:16 am


Oh I like that, Dave! I just don't think I'd have a flashlight to spare :lol:
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Postby island » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:31 am


Think Big!! An investment in a few $ for flashlights might yield $$$$ profit. :) Build on the concept, not duplicate. Use your own design and not restricted to using cut-off plastic bottles. If done right these "lighthouses" would surely sell. When this takes off you would have to hire some production line help. Light up the world with lights by Tinypiney, LLC. .
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Postby tinypiney » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:24 pm


I'd love to, but I have school and stuff and I'm sooo lazy... and sculpture is really not my forte... I don't think I'd have a high enough work ethic :lol:
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Postby soha » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:10 pm


Would suggest the lighthouse and location as depicted existed only in the mind of the artist. And his little sailboat is about ready to run aground. The tower is far to large by comparison to the dwellings which is typical of a lot of lighthouse art work. It might well have been inspired by an actual lighthouse but was presented with a considerable degree of artistic license.
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Postby island » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:28 pm


Would suggest perhaps this post by Soha might be with regard to some other topic such as Fred's mystery lighthouse.
http://www.lighthousing.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12648&hilit=Fred
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Postby tinypiney » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:23 pm


Yeah that would make sense! I thought maybe it was a spammer but it looked like some thought had been put into the comment :lol:
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:31 am


Spam post by "Liseely" removed along with the poster.
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