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We found this pelican at a nautical gifts shop and decided to make it a lamp. Made the base with a thick piece of wood and used a crackle finsh to give it an antique looking appearance.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28





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mot

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#1 posted 06-25-2007 04:30 AM

You do great stuff, Tom. I’ve enjoyed every project!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-25-2007 04:31 AM

Looks great!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 06-25-2007 04:41 AM

Tom, You make a lot of nice lamps and clocks. Do you ever sell them? If not you should think about it.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#4 posted 06-25-2007 04:49 AM

Very interesting art. Hope you stamp your name on it, it could be worth a bunch someday. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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TomFran

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#5 posted 06-25-2007 02:05 PM

You all are a great encouragement! Thanks for the kind words.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#6 posted 06-25-2007 07:03 PM

Hey! That is my state bird! You could sell those in Louisiana for sure.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-25-2007 07:09 PM

it’s adorable.

The base is PERFECT.

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

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TomFran

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#8 posted 06-26-2007 03:10 AM

Thanks for all the gracious comments. I have to give my wife credit for picking out all the shades. A nice lamp with the wrong shade looks bad :^( These projects are “collective” efforts.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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TomFran

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#9 posted 06-28-2007 05:33 PM

[“You make a lot of nice lamps and clocks. Do you ever sell them? If not you should think about it.” – Ron]

Ron, Right now I am employed full time in my “real” occupation. But, I am coming up on formal retirement, and then I might have the time to utilize my woodworking skills to make money. I actually have sold several items, but I haven’t figured out a way to put bread on the table by doing my woodwork. (I’m not good enough for that…)

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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oscorner

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#10 posted 06-28-2007 05:51 PM

Great vision to make it into a lamp. The crackle finish gives the base that old warf look. Very nice.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#11 posted 06-28-2007 08:30 PM

Thanks for posting. Interesting idea. Lamps are great projects. Really nice carving.

-- John

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TomFran

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#12 posted 06-28-2007 08:41 PM

John, thanks for the kind words. I do like to make lamps. Often my wife and I will see something that we like, which will prompt another lamp project – this was one of them. Because we live .9 of a mile off the Atlantic ocean, the nautical theme does appeal to us. We ended up putting this lamp in our “guest” room.

Also, making a lamp is a fun project that doesn’t take months to build (or a large workshop, which I don’t have).

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 09-18-2007 01:53 PM

A very nice project Tom! I’m glad this project popped up again.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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TomFran

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#14 posted 09-18-2007 02:14 PM

Thanks a lot, Dick! I appreciate the kind words.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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