Lightning Wood Bench

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Project by LightningWood posted 05-05-2015 02:45 AM 3270 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Legs on this bench are incredible , pics only show the idea, the reality is 3-d and tangible. The etches around the top came out good but not all what i wanted, which is a prime example of the nature of this game- which is burning out the paths of least resistance, and stoping before runaway combustion.


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#1 posted 05-05-2015 11:32 AM

What species of wood is that? Did you just take a propane torch to it and sand down the charred surface? That would be a great candidate for turquoise inlay!

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 01:14 PM

Looks really interesting. How is this done??

-- "Experience is what you get the day after you needed it" Mark Twain

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#3 posted 05-05-2015 01:15 PM

That is way!!! different and turned out really nice.
Would definitely pay to practice to get it right.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 06:08 PM

I love it, Is it wood struck by lightning? or is it hand made? In any case this is a stunning piece! well done.

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 09:12 PM

How many volts and amps does it take to create these arcs? Is your lab in the basement like I see on the monster shows?
Very unique piece of work, I can truly say that I have never seen this style before … And I do like it.

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#6 posted 05-06-2015 12:56 AM

Awesome looking table. Struck by lightning you say, wow, that’s a weathered table.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 05-09-2015 11:44 PM

Hi thanx friends, well, i dont know what wood it was, the top burned like oak, the side ‘skirts’ burned diff. than the legs but they both seemed pine-ish, the sticker underneath just said “china”, go figure.
Some thousands of volts help me achieve this look, and sanding, intricate sanding. and sanding. The torch burning can be completely sanded off – FYI – and we just made a kiln and i have an arc-furnace device which should be able to melt rocks (and metals) and try to inlay molten things. tons of testing to do for that. cant wait!!!
thanks again.


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