This is possibly the last post for 2022. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season and a fulfillment of all your wishes for 2023. We have two submissions for today. One from Jay Scott and one from Chris Nakoneshny.
I’ve taken these symposiums in and really enjoyed them. Just wanted to let you know it’s coming up and tickets are available now.
Take care & Merry Christmas,
Shortly after making the Redstone Torch for Fiona, I’ve wanted to make another Minecraft item, a Soul Lantern. This is my interpretation, and one of her turned Christmas gifts.
195mm tall by 95mm wide (7 1/2″x3 3/4″), the base and top are poplar logs harvested from a tree removed two years ago from behind a friend’s house in Eastview, Saskatoon. They were sanded to 240 grit and painted metallic grey. These were separate parts. The original resin and wood casting was supposed to include the maple used in that casting to be part of the lantern. A mistake in casting meant removing all of the maple and making a lens out of the resin to fit between the separate poplar base and top.
The lens was sanded to 1000 grit then polished on a cloth buffing wheel system. A USB LED was attached to the base and soldered to the power source. The lens interior was coated in resin to finish it perfectly, removing any silhouettes caused by poor finishing. This interior coating assembled the middle and bottom sections at the same time. The top was attached and it was finished. I hope she’s excited about it on Christmas morning, because I think it’s a project well done.