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Project by Ellen posted 02-01-2018 09:53 PM 992 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year’s annual Works of Heart donation is a corner lamp made from a cut off section of a maple tree. As soon as I saw this chunk of wood, I saw the heart shape in it.

I use an angle grinder and just started grinding off the wood to build the shape. I cored out a spot for the bulb and used and 18” bit to bore a hole up the wood so i could convert it into a lamp.

The base is alder and i used hand chisels to build a platform to nestle the heart into the base. The back is chiseled too to fit the cover over the light bulb and the cover is held in place by 2 pieces of wenge wood. I cut a heart shape into the light cover in hopes for it to project a soft heart shaped light. It worked out well!

As always, the front and back are sanded to 2,000 grit so it feels like glass.

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html





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kevinw

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#1 posted 02-01-2018 10:04 PM

You do so many creative things with the wood. Very nice job.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#2 posted 02-01-2018 10:40 PM

Very cool (as usual). I love your work.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 12:05 AM

Very nice work, different, but creative , bravo

-- andrek

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#4 posted 02-02-2018 02:06 AM

I can see the heart in the wood (though I also think I see a rooster…). Very creative and cool way to use a beautiful piece of wood.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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swirt

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#5 posted 02-02-2018 02:24 AM

Beautiful. Nice job bringing out the natural beauty.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 02-02-2018 04:35 AM

Nice work, very creative. 2000 grit on a stump screams dedication, or some kind of penance for perceived wrongs. :-)

I have to say I’m with Brian though. One side has the roughed head, and the other a fanned tail. All it lacked was a beak.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Karson

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#7 posted 02-02-2018 06:56 AM

Ellen A beautiful Pieve. I hope it goes to a great home.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Roger

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#8 posted 02-02-2018 12:40 PM

Unique and very cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 02-02-2018 03:35 PM

This is a beautiful piece and the wood is wonderful.

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

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

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#10 posted 02-02-2018 03:46 PM

Very Artistic Ellen, cool!

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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Ellen

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#11 posted 02-02-2018 05:10 PM

thanks so much for all the feedback. I stared and stared at it to see the rooster, then finally found it!

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html

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#12 posted 02-03-2018 12:46 PM

Excellent!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 02-03-2018 06:44 PM

SO VERY NICE!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#14 posted 03-26-2018 09:51 AM

A most impressive work of art you have done on the lamp Ellen

-- Regards Robert

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