OK guys... here we go.
That's what we start with:
A wooden BBQ or kebap stick of 5mm diameter. I recommend to use a beechwood stick except the bamboo ones - you will see in the following pics why.
A 3mm diffuse flickering amber yellow LED, a resistor (56 ohms for use with 3V, 120 ohms for use with 5V power unit) and very thin (0,02 mm˛) lacquered copper wire.
The first thing we're gonna do is drill a tiny hole in the wooden stick. I used a 1mm drill first and widened the hole to 1.3mm in a second drilling run.
And that's the reason why I use beechwood instead of bamboo. Bamboo is much more difficult to drill and sand.
Next I cut a length of about 5 cm of that stick and fixed it into the drill chuck of a table drill with the previous drilled hole facing downwards and with this rotating component and my Dremel with the small sanding tool I sanded the round piece into shape to form a handle.
Next I switched to the cutoff-wheel and cut two slits lengthwise into the straight part of my torch. These slits will hold the pins of the LED later.
In this pic I have cut the stick to the final length before I cut the two slits. I think it will be much easier (to handle) if you cut it afterwards instead.
The next step is a bit tricky and hard to photograph.
You next will have to drill two tiny holes from each of the slits into the center hole in the torch. These holes will be used for the wires later.
This drawing should show the holes better than the photograph
I then pull the wires through the holes
Now it's time for soldering.
First we'll have to cut the pins of the LED to a smaller length. If you have a closer look at your LED you will recognize that one pin is slightly longer than the other. The longer one is the +-pole the shorter is - . I recommend that if you cut the pins to leave the + (plus) a tiny bit longer than the - (minus).
You should best not cut the pins shorter than the two notches.
Solder the thin copper wires to the pins. Take care that you don't have contact to the pins with the soldering iron longer than 5 sec. Otherwise it could destroy the LED.
You can then carefully insert the wires and the LED pins into the two previously cut slits.
I have fixed the position of the LED carefully with a tiny drop of super glue and then pushed the LED close onto the wood.
and made a test to see if the LED is working correctly.
To light up the LED, you would need to insert the resistor into the circuit first. But that's something that will be described in part 2 of the tutorial.