Intro: Spot Light Battery Box
Hi guys back for my second (hopefully better than my first) instructable
while out hunting we like to do an occasional walk around now some times this is even at night. The problem at night is you need light right ? Well here's maybe a option you could go with.
Now you could use a torch but face it not all torches have the length of beam a spot light does. Yes we carry a spot light (due to you can use coloured lens that some animals don't notice) but the problem a spot light has, is it needs a battery source and unless you have the money to go spend and buy a brand new one with portable battery (unlike I did at the time) you look for a solution to get buy with.
Sorry for the inconvenience of no photos hopefully my photos and description I have will help enough thanks for the read up :)
Step 1: Items Needed
The items I used were
1x 1200mm Pine wood bought from hard ware shop (cheap, easy to work with if inexperienced like my self at wood work, can put a nice stain on, not fussed if damaged)
1x sheet of Sand paper various grits (to your happiness of finish)
1x PVA glue or adhesive or super glue
1x ruler or tape measure
1x cutting device (I used a table saw)
1x gun sling (or seat belt depends how you want it to look)
1x set of swivels for gun sling
1x battery from motorised scooter/ small one
1x pack of flat head screws
1x raw Lin sees oil
Step 2: Putting the Puzzle Together
So it was pretty basic. I measured the battery outside/ to the edges length width And height for my measurements. For the inside of my box.
Measured marked and cut the lengths adding 20 mm to either both side or both ends but only one of them as in both length or both widths to allow the ends of the peaces to but up this was my wood thickness to but up nice
Cut one length of the box length for the bottom plate and I had to not that you will cut 1/4 roughly of the other for the base as i didn't have one whole peace to fit
Squared and glued the peaces together or if know square just go around the box, being careful not to glue the battery to it.
Waited for it to dry the sand and Lin seed oiled it
And then because I thought the glue wouldn't be strong enough added some flat head nails
IMPORTANT DRILL A HOLE IN THE BASE WITH OUT THE BATTERY IN THE BOX OF COURSE TO STOP AIR LOCK ONLY NEEDS TO BE SMALL
Marked and drilled the holes for the swivels they were smaller holes to be drilled as they screw in hard attached sling
Step 3: Done and Dusted
Nice quick easy in my opinion set up if your lacking on cash in total it cost me $10 for the items and a friend supplied me the battery what I think was around $40. Plus you have a home made item witch you can enjoy (I enjoy my DIY stuff just because it was me whom made it) thanks for the read guys