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Singin' In The Rain - The Lamp + Video

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I made a music box version of this one about a year ago, but I was disappointed with the results.
It was WAAY too complicated, so I dumbed the mechanism down to six gears and a cam.

The idea for the music-box-to-lamp conversion came to me while I was watching a photographer blast away with his umbrella strobes.
A light bulb appeared over my head – happens a lot.

My guardian angel – it wasn’t my idea – suggested that I look for a doll umbrella on eBay.
Sure enough, American Girl doll accessories to the rescue !!!

So I had a little fun, honed some skills, and came up with yet another reason to make a video.

You’ll find that here … https://vimeo.com/183579177

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





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Roman - THE BOOTMAN

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#1 posted 09-21-2016 02:22 AM

Like this one. I like your thought process in taking an idea to project completion! Keep ‘em coming!

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

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htl

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#2 posted 09-21-2016 02:35 AM

Way cute!!!

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

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johnhutchinson

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#3 posted 09-21-2016 02:42 AM



Way cute!!!

- htl

So now I’m an old guy who buys doll umbrellas and makes “Way cute!!!” lamps.

Swell. :-(

:-)

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

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 09-21-2016 03:09 AM

That was so beautiful I got a frog in my throat!
Why didn’t you animate the mouth …. I bet it was because you knew I would make a stupid comment like that!

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

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 09-21-2016 03:18 AM


Why didn t you animate the mouth …. I bet it was because you knew I would make a stupid comment like that!

- oldnovice

Bingo !!!

:-)

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

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luv2learn

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#6 posted 09-21-2016 05:07 AM

That is just too cool !!

-- 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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madts

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#7 posted 09-21-2016 06:33 AM

Just fantastic John.

What kind of lube do you use on the axles?

—Madts.

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

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CFrye

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#8 posted 09-21-2016 07:06 AM

All that movment and he held his umbrella perfectly still, amazing! The argyle sweater(?) is a classy touch, John.

-- God bless, Candy

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#9 posted 09-21-2016 10:12 AM

Those multiple movements looks realy funny. Great looking frogg! I like the music the most.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Redoak49

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#10 posted 09-21-2016 10:54 AM

Another very creative moving lamp….the video and music bring a smile to everyone

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 09-21-2016 01:17 PM

Once again you’ve made a winner John. You never cease to amaze !
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-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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johnhutchinson

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#12 posted 09-21-2016 01:56 PM



Just fantastic John.

What kind of lube do you use on the axles?

—Madts.

Thanks, Madts.

I finish my gears and cams with a light coat of wiping poly. Once they’re in place and running, I drip heavy-weight gunsmith oil into the meshing gear. With that method, the lubricant is spread evenly through the drivetrain.

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

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johnhutchinson

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#13 posted 09-21-2016 02:04 PM



The argyle sweater(?) is a classy touch, John.

- CFrye

Thanks, Candy.

I’m not sure where the idea for an argyle vest or sweater came from, but I think it works.

The sweater and the mouth were experiments in CAD-generated “decals”.
There’s NO WAY that I can paint that kind of detail.

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

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hoss12992

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#14 posted 09-21-2016 04:02 PM

That is really cool.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#15 posted 09-21-2016 04:21 PM

John, I love this project. It’s really cute.

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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