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    Free H/F Flashlight

    Well, I am not a turner, nor do I claim to be, but I have had a walnut log laying in there shop for a couple of years that wanted to be something.
    So the first part of this week I thought it was time to give it a go.
    Here is what I did with it. There is one of the free flashlights in there, and it works pretty slick. I know me grandson will claim it as soon as he sees it. There are a couple of things I would change if I was to do it again, but it was fun and kept me busy for a few days.
    Comments and critisism welcome.

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    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Clever, ya I can see the grandson latching on to that very quickly.
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    Charles, that is a cute little project. Nicely done.
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    What and awesome idea!

    I'm also digging the wheels, that's a nice way to assemble them with the pins.

    Did you just compression fit the back end on?

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    Great quick project Hans, If you are going to repeat it I would make the wheeled base bigger as it seems out of proportion, and not on the right place. The pins that hold the barrel should be closer to the back end as well.
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    Toni

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    That is really cool Charles. I think I'll head down to the shop and give it a try
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    I like it! I can see the grand kids snatching that up pretty quickly.
    Darren

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    Bob, be careful when you glue the flashlight in and don't get glue on the threads where you can't get it apart. And like Toni mentioned, set the barrel mounts further back on the barrel which I discovered when it was too late of course.
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    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Ah I see.. so the flashlight is glued in.

    I was thinking if you drilled the barrel to flashlight width for the depth of the flashlight and then smaller on the outlet end and had the back just press (or maybe screw on) it would trap the flashlight in place and you could pull it apart and replace the flashlight or at least the batteries easier (might want a little foam or tape to keep it from rattling).

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    That's a good looking cannon, and an original project. Your grandson will be thrilled.

    Bill

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