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After an extended period of mourning, I finally had the last of my dead ash trees dropped. It was that, or the possibility of a crushed house with the next windstorm.

The good news is that the tree under which children and grandchildren played will warm my home next winter—nothing burns better than ash.

The better news is that I saved a limb for one of my lamps !!!
I watched YouTube videos on Make A Lamp From A Log, but none of them floated my boat.
So I enlisted the help of a couple Dynamo Men to saw up the limb for a lampshade.

As the old saying goes … “They might not be good, but they sure are slow.”

God knows when they’ll ever be done. Never, I hope. :-)

You can watch the boys at work here … https://vimeo.com/176184181

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





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-25-2016 04:47 PM

There is no end to your ingenuity and creativity. This log sawing is fantastic!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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madts

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#2 posted 07-25-2016 05:01 PM

Absolutely marvelous.

—Madts.

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

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luv2learn

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#3 posted 07-25-2016 06:48 PM

You never seem to be at a loss for creative ideas John. Nicely done!!

-- 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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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 07-25-2016 06:56 PM


You never seem to be at a loss for creative ideas John.
- luv2learn

Thanks, Lee.

What I’m doing is running through my list of classical mechanisms until I run out.
Scotch Yoke came up … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotch_yoke ... and this is the result.

The lever is next. That one’s a little boring, so I gotta do something strange. :-)

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

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 07-25-2016 07:14 PM

”dedicated to my dead ash”

BWAHAHAHahahah LOVE IT !

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

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 07-25-2016 07:26 PM

Great job

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

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johnhutchinson

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#7 posted 07-25-2016 07:49 PM



”dedicated to my dead ash”

BWAHAHAHahahah LOVE IT !

- JoeinGa

I fail to find the humor in that. :-(

On the other hand … :-)

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

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 07-25-2016 07:58 PM

They’re slow because the pitch of the saw is all wrong, and the set of the saw is for ripping not crosscutting, no wonder the Dynamo guys are working so hard! :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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johnhutchinson

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#9 posted 07-25-2016 08:41 PM


They re slow because the pitch of the saw is all wrong, and the set of the saw is for ripping not crosscutting, no wonder the Dynamo guys are working so hard! :-)

- Mark Shymanski

I saw that one coming a mile away.

Get it, smart guy? :-)

I’m also surprised that I didn’t get dinged for an “incomplete” project.

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

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Mark Shymanski

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#10 posted 07-25-2016 09:01 PM

:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Redoak49

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#11 posted 07-25-2016 09:01 PM

I really hope you will publish a book or sell plans. Can you tell us what motor you are using. Looks like a 16 or 24 rpm display motor. Can you suggest a good source. Thanks

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htl

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#12 posted 07-25-2016 09:06 PM

Love it and the log on it’s way back down is just so cute helps add to the story.
You don’t really notice it at first to interested on the workers and how it was made then the other parts start falling into place.

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

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helluvawreck

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#13 posted 07-25-2016 09:32 PM

This is so creative. I love all of these mechanical gizmos and it’s nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#14 posted 07-25-2016 09:44 PM

awesome … it kind of reminds me of timberkits ….......GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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InsideTheBox

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#15 posted 07-25-2016 10:17 PM

OK, I love your stuff, and since there are no “like” buttons here as there are on FaceBook, I have to agree with (or LIKE) luv2learn and Redoak49’s comments—I’m sure someone would LOVE to publish a book of your awesome designs. I’ve purchased books like that because I was looking to learn about mechanisms, and maybe help my students make some toys… but they don’t even come close in quality to your lamps. Or your amazing frogs.
My condolences for your ash. I heard (too late now??) that ash is one of the few trees that you can pound and the wood will separate into thin strips which can then be used for basketweaving. I have what I suspect is an ash tree in the front yard that now I will have to experiment on.

-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.

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