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Project by Hans Gottsacker posted 1662 days ago 1994 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This light is a part of a body of work that began with research in boat construction and became more of a formal study that utilizes earlier experience in creating boat-like forms.

The light is made out of multiple 1/16’’ maple veneer strips that are pinned on end and splayed out to create a cavity. The thin veneer allows for translucence that reveals the grain and provides an orange-like glow through the wood.

-- Hans Gottsacker, Madison, WI, hansgottsacker@gmail.com





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#1 posted 1662 days ago

wonderful light Hans so very well done

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#2 posted 1662 days ago

Great Job! That is a wonderful lamp!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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#3 posted 1662 days ago

wow!! absolutely beautiful!. simple and elegant all wrapped up on one form.

Great job
Erik

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#4 posted 1662 days ago

amazing!!!

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#5 posted 1662 days ago

That is a great idea, love it!

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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#6 posted 1662 days ago

Very nice light. It looks like a minature boat hull with lap siding.

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#7 posted 1662 days ago

That is sweet. Could we see a picture of the other side (inside) ?

I like it,
Steve

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#8 posted 1662 days ago

What an innovative idea Hans. You really think outside the box. I like it.
Do you buy new lamp parts or salvage pieces from other lamps?

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 1661 days ago

I think it’s very nice but I wonder if there will be a heat problem?

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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#10 posted 1659 days ago

I use two high compact fluorescent bulbs in the light and have left it on for ten hours straight two days in a row. Heat is not a problem. The inside is open and has a lot of air flow.

-- Hans Gottsacker, Madison, WI, hansgottsacker@gmail.com

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#11 posted 971 days ago

I really like this piece – thanks for sharing how you came about it Hans.

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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