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Thorsen Table #2: Light it Up

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 03-28-2007 06:02 AM 1070 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I goofed around with sketchup to try to turn my first table drawings into a ceiling lamp.


Obviously only a slit of light would come out, but I haven’t messed with the cutouts.

Just trying to explore some possibilities.

In the Greene houses there are some pretty crazy lamps not unlike this one.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 03-28-2007 06:19 AM

Man I can’t wait to get into the Sketchup program. There is so much potential for me to use it in dealing with customers long distance on the computer. I feel this is critical to my survival. I am just trying to learn so much at once though, and still run my business.

I made four plywood models for my chandelier project in Ohio. They were critical for the clients and myself to understand the spacial relationships and for the clients to understand exactly what they were getting. The Sketchup rendering you did is great, I think any customer would understand exactly what that is. It also has great potential for filing and being able to go back to for reference.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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oscorner

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#2 posted 03-28-2007 06:35 AM

Neat sketch. Sharing ideas?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 03-28-2007 07:29 AM

Sure. Sharing is caring.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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gizmodyne

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#4 posted 03-28-2007 07:46 AM

I’m telling you Todd. Take the plunge. Go to the sawmillcreek.org design forum and check out Dave Roberts. He has the best tutorial. I learned the program in about 2 days. o.k., that’s not that quick. But it’s worth it.

You can prepare multiple views of the project and add textures.

Here is another link to a sketchup woodworking tutorial. It is pretty cool. http://media.libsyn.com/media/atotheo/school_tss_003_woodworking.mov

-John

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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scottb

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#5 posted 03-28-2007 02:25 PM

well… i didn’t have the stock for the legs to make a table… so here’s a lamp! But at least the kids and pets can’t knock over your drink! LOL

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 03-28-2007 02:29 PM

hey!! There’s a solution for my Table Leg problem Good idea.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#7 posted 03-28-2007 06:39 PM

The hanging Thorsen Table..well it would be almost unique, since we saw Obi’s ceiling table in another post.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 03-29-2007 12:44 AM

Debbie. Just put a hinge on the top another top on the bottom and make it into a box.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#9 posted 03-29-2007 02:12 PM

the “Thorsen Table Box” hehehe

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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