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This one was commissioned by a pair of doting grandparents for their grandson. He was awarded a tiny soccer trophy, and they thought something like my “understated” business card lamp—http://lumberjocks.com/projects/234522—would make a perfect pedestal.

The only design guideline was that his favorite color is blue.

So the story behind this one is that the Dynamo Man on the left is generating the power for the lamp, while the Man on the right is charging the backup battery—complete with flashing lights.

I hope the little guy will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it !!!

A video, as always, is here … https://vimeo.com/161315121

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





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Mean_Dean

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 12:59 AM

Well I certainly enjoyed it, as I do with all your creations! I’m sure the grandson will love this thing!

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

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madts

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 01:06 AM

Nice stuff as usual John

—Madts.

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

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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#3 posted 04-03-2016 02:21 AM

I’m a big kid at heart, John so I enjoy your work tremendously.
Thanks for sharing.
Roman

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 04-03-2016 03:23 AM

A thoughtful gift John. The little guy will love it. If he watches those two guys too long he may get the blues. Cool little lights too.

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

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htl

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#5 posted 04-03-2016 04:47 AM

Always so much fun LOL
Lovem Lovem!!!

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

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majuvla

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#6 posted 04-03-2016 06:51 AM

Genious device/lamp as always. I never asked you, how much you price it for your customers/buyers?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Monte Pittman

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#7 posted 04-03-2016 12:36 PM

I think you are having too much fun with this. Awesome job though.

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

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 04-03-2016 12:41 PM

”I hope the little guy will enjoy it ”

Are you kidding me? What’s not to like?
The little fella will LOVE it !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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johnhutchinson

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#9 posted 04-03-2016 02:27 PM

You guys really are just a bunch of big kids. Don’t ever change. :-)

I had a “happy accident” with this one. I’ve always used 1”-dia. wooden knobs for my heads, but I ran out, so I used 1” wooden beads.
A bead has a through hole, so I had to plug it at the top with a 3/16” dowel. It wasn’t until I was watching my video that I noticed that the plug looks like a bald spot.
At first I thought about giving them hats, but now I’m thinking long hair would be better.

Watch the video again and imagine the guys with shoulder-length hair flying in the wind.

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

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luv2learn

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#10 posted 04-03-2016 04:09 PM

Always a pleasure to see what you conjure up next John.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#11 posted 04-03-2016 04:24 PM

All of your posts are a joy to see! Makes me smile every time! Nice work!

-- 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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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 04-03-2016 08:01 PM

Yeaaaah, I “THOUGHT” you were trying to pull one over on us, using the BEADS instead of the KNOBS !!! NICE TRY!
HAHAA… like anybody would have noticed if you didn’t mention it!
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But speaking of “to hair or not to hair”... Why not give them the style YOU have in your avatar. Not too sure what they call that “wrap around the sides with none on top” style, but that’s what I think you should do !
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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johnhutchinson

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#13 posted 04-03-2016 08:33 PM



.But speaking of “to hair or not to hair”... Why not give them the style YOU have in your avatar. Not too sure what they call that “wrap around the sides with none on top” style, but that s what I think you should do !

- JoeinGa

Now this is getting personal. What are YOU hiding under YOUR hat, Joe ??? :-)

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

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maplerock

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#14 posted 04-03-2016 10:58 PM

Fantastic. I’d love to watch you building these contraptions!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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johnhutchinson

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#15 posted 04-03-2016 11:31 PM


Fantastic. I d love to watch you building these contraptions!

- maplerock

Be careful what you wish for.
It ain’t pretty. :-)

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

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