The Original Giraffe Lamp + Video

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When my pal Todd Rasner posted his wonderful version of my animated giraffe lamp …
.. I almost forgot that we were supposed to be in SMACKDOWN mode.

But that’s not the case. As much as I enjoy competition, there’s no winner or loser here. I made mine for a particular moment and person in my life, and so did Todd. So in my book, we’re both winners.

But if you want to see a REALLY GOOD video, check out mine. :-)

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

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#1 posted 10-17-2015 02:50 AM

John that is absolutely delightful. I love your perspective as well.

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#2 posted 10-17-2015 02:59 AM

Great job—as always!

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

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#3 posted 10-17-2015 03:12 AM

Both are way cute that’s for sure!!!

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

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#4 posted 10-17-2015 04:22 AM

John, you continue to amaze me with your number of projects, the uniqueness of each, and the flow time between projects.

You crank different ones out almost weekly. How do you do it?

Disclaimer: No puns or bad remarks are totally intentional

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 10-17-2015 04:42 AM

Very nicely done.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 10-17-2015 05:09 AM

Wow! I was expecting to see some wooden gears. All that circular motion in a smooth sequence brings cheer to the mind. Well done John.

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

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#7 posted 10-17-2015 09:12 AM

Love the giraffes, John! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 10-17-2015 11:22 AM

It’s always nice to see your fascinating work! Love it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 10-17-2015 11:25 AM

You have a gifted imagination. Excellent as always.

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

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#10 posted 10-17-2015 11:59 AM

It’s not just mechanism I admire, it’s also colours and animals and characters you put in the story.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-17-2015 12:24 PM

This lamp is so creative and very interesting. You really did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 10-18-2015 12:29 PM

That is fantastic (even if the design is not yours), still, a mighty fine job of it!! what kind of motor did you use to run this so slowly?

-- Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as if it has past age. Full of its own comings and goings, scarcely even aware of the existence of Hobbits...

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#13 posted 10-18-2015 08:12 PM

Again sir, very clever…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#14 posted 10-19-2015 12:44 AM

That is fantastic (even if the design is not yours), still, a mighty fine job of it!! what kind of motor did you use to run this so slowly?

- YuvalLahav

Ah, but it is my design. My post followed Todd Rasner’s, so I guess you could say that it’s a prequel. :-)
I purchase the majority of my electrical components from Micro-Mark …

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

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#15 posted 04-04-2016 01:37 PM

Nice work as usual John. I see that the magazine got smart and offers the plans as a download instead of and insert in their mag. Good thinking!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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