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Project by Castlewerks posted 1235 days ago 3423 views 30 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

American Black Walnut, Laminated Waterfall Shoji Paper & Stainless Steel
32″ tall x 16″ diameter
75 Watt bulb max. CFL recommended
UL Listed

Early last fall I set aside some time to develop a few new designs for 2011 and the design for this Cyclone lamp is one that I kept thinking about. Not surprisingly it is my first new piece for 2011. About four months passed between the time that I drew the first sketch of what would become the cyclone and the time that I actually began working on it. As the time passed and the vision of the final piece became clearer in my mind, I became increasingly excited.

One of the things that I really like about this design is that it seems to change dramatically depending on the angle at which you view it. From some angles it appears to spiral either upwards or downwards and yet from others it seems to spin from both end towards the center. A top down view presents the image of the classic spirograph.

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





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rance

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#1 posted 1235 days ago

Very cool, and away from the Round!

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#2 posted 1235 days ago

beyond cool…looks like a lot of work

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#3 posted 1235 days ago

very nice
you have a talent for design
awesome lamp

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#4 posted 1235 days ago

Awesome lamp, I like the way the CFL bulb compliments your design. I don’t know why any one would put an incandescent bulb in it.

-- Mel,

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 1235 days ago

A fantastic and intriguing design, to say the least.

Creatively, imaginatively, and artfully done!

Are the hoops all the same size, or do they vary slightly? Also wondering about how/where the wiring is located since we can’t see it in the second picture?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 1235 days ago

Excellent, I really like the design!

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#8 posted 1235 days ago

Nice

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#9 posted 1235 days ago

Simply a great job, well done.

-- Norman

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Castlewerks

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#10 posted 1234 days ago

Thanks. Definitely a bit of work :-)

The rings are indeed all the same size. As for the electrical, it’s hard to see from that angle, but there are five stainless steel vertical rods. Four of them support the shade and one runs right up the center for the light bulb/electric.

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

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#11 posted 1234 days ago

Michael, those are the answers I was looking for, thanks! Nice disguise job on the wiring.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 1233 days ago

Beautiful piece. Definitely a work of art.

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