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Dynamo Men Lamp for Woodcraft Magazine + Video

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Project by johnhutchinson posted 07-01-2016 04:19 AM 4349 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because the name of the magazine is WOODcraft, I threw a lot of naturally finished wood at this one—a lot for me, anyway.

Thanks to my good buddy, and photographer for Woodpeckers, Inc., Will Kanzeg, for the attached photos. Capturing motion in a still photo is an art in itself.

My greatest challenge in this project was “rusting” the “cast iron” gears without making it look contrived. I used silver and copper acrylic paint on Baltic birch plywood and then buffed it to 12,000-grit—that’s right, 12,000!
I don’t mess around. :-)

And then there’s the controversial video … https://vimeo.com/172846234
I made it for myself just for kicks, and then shared it with my editor.
Turns out that it’s WAAAY too radical for their readers.

As Ricky Nelson sang in Garden Party—“You can’t please everyone, so you have to please yourself.”
Amen, brother.

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





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#1 posted 07-01-2016 04:44 AM

I don’t like much but I do like this!

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

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 05:45 AM

Your work is absolute great! I always admire your Dynamo Men projects and this one could be one of my favorites.
Thank you very much for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#3 posted 07-01-2016 06:28 AM

They work so well together. What a team!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 07-01-2016 07:06 AM

Just great John.

—Madts.

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

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#5 posted 07-01-2016 10:51 AM

This is great. Are the plans going to be in WoodCraft magazine?

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#6 posted 07-01-2016 10:51 AM

I like this non-coloured version too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-01-2016 12:41 PM

”and then buffed it to 12,000-grit—that’s right, 12,000!”
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Wow, that’s ALMOST as coarse as …
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Oh, by the way. I LOVE the video. But then again, I AM somewhat of a radical guy !
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Neat one, this is !

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

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#8 posted 07-01-2016 12:58 PM

Personally, I don’t like all the pointy things on the wheels that go around, and so many divits next to the pointy things. And how could you place such out of shape man figures into the piece? It’s obvious they’ve had 7 too many donuts each, and to make one of them work harder than the other is just wrong. I do appreciate that you’ve hired both as blind and deaf workers. It shows diversity in your hiring program. Over all, what the H does it do?

Seriously, nicely done, as all of your work is. FYI, I understand they (those to be unnamed) have come out with 2400 grit sandpaper.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 07-01-2016 01:21 PM



Personally, I don t like all the pointy things on the wheels that go around, and so many divits next to the pointy things. And how could you place such out of shape man figures into the piece? It s obvious they ve had 7 too many donuts each, and to make one of them work harder than the other is just wrong. I do appreciate that you ve hired both as blind and deaf workers. It shows diversity in your hiring program. Over all, what the H does it do?

- Scott Oldre

When, oh when, will they start awarding Daily Top 3’s for comments ???
:-)

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

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#10 posted 07-01-2016 01:23 PM



This is great. Are the plans going to be in WoodCraft magazine?

- Redoak49

They will be, but I doubt if the article will be published this year.
They’re usually working six months in advance.

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

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#11 posted 07-01-2016 01:50 PM

Your work only continues to get better.

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

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#12 posted 07-01-2016 02:01 PM

“Stunts by Dynamo Men”.

HA HA HA!

Awesome Video!

Love this thing, whatever it is…

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#13 posted 07-01-2016 02:52 PM


Love this thing, whatever it is…

- Underdog

It’s really nothing more than an elaborate excuse for making another video. :-)

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

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#14 posted 07-01-2016 05:15 PM

nice work

-- Love the smell of snow in the morning.

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#15 posted 07-01-2016 09:14 PM

That’s too cool! I like the music, too.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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