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I’ve been away.
Candy convinced me that I need to get back together with the old gang.
So that’s what I’m doing.

Motor-driven animated lamps have been a natural progression from my hand-cranked music boxes.

KILLER VIDEO !!! ... https://vimeo.com/136853471 ... if I do say so myself. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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CFrye

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 11:35 PM

Welcome back, John! This is a great lamp (hardly menacing, though). How big is it?
:-)
Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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johnhutchinson

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 11:41 PM

Thanks, Candy. Glad to be back!
Did you watch the video? It scares me. :-)
Every time I make one of my lamps, I’m going for a smaller footprint. Menacing Octopus is 5”x5”.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 11:49 PM

That is very clever, well done. I think it needs some big googly eyes.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 11:49 PM

Welcome back and well done. That should keep the kids from getting up at night. Who would want to face that monster in the dark ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 08-28-2015 11:56 PM

I love this thing! Very clever use of the bulb to make this great looking lamp!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 08-28-2015 11:59 PM

fun and unique John ,good to see you back on Ljs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 08-29-2015 12:06 AM

Very cool—looks like another great hit! Good to see you back and sharing your creativity.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 08-29-2015 01:14 AM

Absolutely amazing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#9 posted 08-29-2015 01:33 AM

I’m not sure if you have more fun building or filming. Either way. I love it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 08-29-2015 02:20 AM

Pretty cool John. Kids will love it in their room.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 08-29-2015 02:36 AM

Maybe he should be called The Hypno Octo. After watching the video I have vertigo. A pair of eyes would really bring him to life. John, as always, your projects are a visual delight.

-- Todd

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#12 posted 08-29-2015 03:53 AM

Very impressive work. Kind of got a taste for sea food. Well done John.

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

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#13 posted 08-29-2015 05:33 AM

I want to be you when I grow up.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 08-29-2015 07:19 AM

Very cool. Anyone would love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#15 posted 08-29-2015 07:42 AM

Absolutely astonish lamp. Those movement are totaly unexpected.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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