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#1 posted 1366 days ago
-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX
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#2 posted 1366 days ago
whats the ratchetting mechanism for? Is it just an asthentics thing? Floor models would be pretty cool.
-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.
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#3 posted 1366 days ago
Great job…I love those type of items. Rick, I forgot to ask, where did you get the candle holder parts from?
-- Wayne - Plymouth MN
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#4 posted 1366 days ago
this is a very cool design concept, and functionality feature. thanks for the post, this brings lots of ides to mind.
-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.
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#5 posted 1366 days ago
Very cool idea – and excellent execution – well done!
-- To do is to be
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#6 posted 1366 days ago
What a great idea…. this one is going in the “Keeper” file!
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#7 posted 1366 days ago
I too was thinking about converting to a lamp. You would have to run the wire through the center notched piece. I was thinking about ripping it in half, groving in a channel in each piece for the cord to run through since there is no way to drill a hole that long, then gluing the 2 pieces back together as one. You would still see the cord come out the very bottom of that piece but I think that would be acceptable. Make sure you leave extra cord for when you extend the lamp up.
-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI
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#8 posted 1366 days ago
I like it. Nice and simple.
-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA
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#9 posted 1366 days ago
Very, very cool. My wife would love them.
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#10 posted 1366 days ago
Just thinking you could change the design a little:
borrow a solar light from the garden and see if you could take it a part and put it on, if you just want to use it as a night light, put the solar panel in the shade and the rechargeable batteries where the candle is and the light on top. just a thought
looks like it could make a good jig for extending a clampcool design
-- Simple advice is the best advice
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#11 posted 1366 days ago
Nice idea! I really like these and I’m pretty sure the wife would as well which is always a bonus.
-- CKM - Minnesota
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#12 posted 1366 days ago
Your idea of the floor lamp is great. I actually went on a tour of a house in East Ohio that belonged to a President of the US, I cant remember his name now though. He actually had one of these made for his reading chair. It used to hold 2 candles and was adjustable from about shoulder height (sitting) to nearly 6 and a half feet. REALLY cool considering it was made with all hand tools WAY before I was even born, probably before my parents were born.
SO I couldnt just post this and Not Google what I was talking about. I couldnt find a GREAT image of the lamp but I did find this link that has a picture with the lamp in it. Hope you enjoy my post.
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#13 posted 1366 days ago
Very unique item. Well done.
-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.
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#14 posted 1366 days ago
i like the design.nice work
#15 posted 1365 days ago
Thanks to ALL for the Great Comments. These are TRUE Reproductions form around the Late 1800’s, done mostly with Hand Tools, just because that’s how I wanted to do them. If I’ve managed to (as above) send a little Happiness to a few Wives, that’s Definatly an added bonus! Inspiring some NEW ideas and the desire to use what you see in the pictures is also GOOD STUFF! To me…that’s what LJ is all about.
getneds: The Ratcheting Mechanism is fully functional. As mentioned above it’s 3’ to the base of the candle, which puts it into the “Floor Model ” category and another 2 to 2-1/2’ feet could be gained by ratcheting them up. The bottom piece attached to the centre piece is dadoed around the outside supports allowing it to slide up or down.
Snowyriver: Good Point! I mentioned that “Problem” to my Friend. He solved it. His “Mother In Law” gave them some wrought iron candlesticks that they Uhhmmmm “Didn’t particulary care for” (MY Words ..LOL…). So I cut them off about 3” below the holder itself, drilled a 1/4” hole and Epoxied them in place. God! I Love these questions ;-}
ohwoodeye: You nailed about the only way there is to do it. Might have to increase the thicknes of the center piece slightly to make it a little more manageable but that wouldn’t even be noticable. Thanks!
kodiak: Yes, that would probably work, and I DO appreciate your input, but I have this “Thing” about Solar Lights. Just a personal preference, but I don’t particularly care for them. When I re-did the front garden/entrance to my Townhome I used a simple 12V Converter into the 110V house wiirng system for about 15 lights. LOTS of light power that can be moved (Tuned) up or down by using different Wattage bulbs in each fixture.
YoungJock20: Thanks for the Link. I went there, spent a fair amount of time, some very cool “Old Stuff” on there, downloaded a bunch of the pictures. i.e. Another “Educational Experience”.
Paul2274: Would you leave the Newspaper there for me when you’re done please. ...LOL… Pleased that you’re putting this one in your “Keeper File”.
Any Time LJ’ers. Keep Em Coming!
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