|Project by Stephen Mines||posted 03-03-2011 07:00 AM||2769 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Two columns for the mid-nineties Aaron Spelling TV series MODELS, INC. gave me an opportunity to use my newly developed reciprocating capability. I’d figured out how to make the action happen just a few months before this job came up and had only used it on 3 different sample lamps and one run of 35 of one of those lamps. Bill Hrnjak, the Set Construction Coordinator, and his wife Leslie Parsons, Production Designer both worked for Aaron Spelling on the Models, Inc. show. They were building the permanent set and came to me to see if I had any ideas for columns, something special, out of the ordinary. Bingo! I showed them the lamps I’d just made with the wavy, reciprocated flutes. They really liked the idea and a couple of days later brought me the glued up blanks to make the columns. The blanks were 8” X 82”, in Poplar for a painted finish. Just a real fun days work for me, I was like the proverbial kid in a candy store. No glitches, no problems, job on time, good income! WIN/WIN! The last photo shows the largest piece I’d been paid to do this wavy flute on before the columns, (a batch of Lamp #6 (code name) for Hallmark Lighting).
-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)