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The sails of this table lamp conjure up images of Sydney… The Opera House, the yachts, the sea birds…

Hand carved solid American Black Walnut and laminated Shoji Waterfall paper with a hand rubbed oil finish. 32” Tall

The concept for what has become The Sydney Lamp appeared in my sketchbook about eight years ago. It began as a bit of a free form exercise and I was not setting out to design a lamp specifically. Fairly early on though, I decided that what was taking shape in my sketch book was a lamp and I went so far as to write ‘shoji’ next to one of the sketches…

I finished this piece at the end of last year, but only wrote about it on my Blog last month.

-- -Michael ( http://www.castlewerks.com ) Groton, MA





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Gnome

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#1 posted 07-15-2010 05:00 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Clean, uplifting, without being sparse. Juxtaposition of planes very satisfying. Great design and nicely crafted.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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isetegija

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#2 posted 07-15-2010 05:09 PM

Most excellent work and beautiful design.

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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ellen35

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#3 posted 07-15-2010 05:10 PM

Just beautiful! Love the lines and the materials.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Daiku

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#4 posted 07-15-2010 05:11 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, you’ve definitely entered with a bang! I love your lamps and immediately saw Sydney. You’ll be getting a ton of well deserved compliments on your work.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 07-15-2010 05:32 PM

damm that is a beautyfull lamp , eyecatcher and eyepleasing to look at
thank´s for sharing your work, but more pictures from different angles please

Dennis

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 05:44 PM

GRAND ELEGANT SUPERB

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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AaronK

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#7 posted 07-15-2010 06:35 PM

yes, excellent work. very elegant.

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 07-15-2010 07:22 PM

Nice Lamp and welcome look fwd to looking at your projects.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#9 posted 07-15-2010 07:53 PM

Very creative and artistic lamp. The woodwork is excellent and the paperwork really adds a classy touch.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Div

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#10 posted 07-15-2010 10:33 PM

It has all been said! Credo’s from my side too. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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dakremer

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#11 posted 07-15-2010 11:45 PM

that is crazy-awesome!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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WoodGuyNC

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#12 posted 07-16-2010 07:55 AM

Absolutely beautiful, I love the whole piece.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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vicrider

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#13 posted 07-16-2010 08:11 AM

again, beautiful work, stunning design…....

-- vicrider

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stefang

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#14 posted 07-16-2010 03:14 PM

Yes, your beautiful lamp does in fact evoke the Sidney Opera house and it is very graceful and well designed. Great work. Welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JonJ

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#15 posted 07-16-2010 07:26 PM

wow-awesome lines!

-- Jon

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