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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1073 days ago 1956 views 12 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes I feel stuck in a rut, just making boxes. Its then feel I need to try something different.

This is a Mood Uplighter 110mm in diametre x 250mm high.
Made from African Blackwood, Holly and Ebony veneer, ply and some electrical bits.
Glues are PVA and CA
Finish is the usual.

Pictures are with the lamp alternately lit or not lit. The last picture is of the base. The six small (3mm) holes are for air flow to cool the lamp. Both this and the top ring were constructed in the same manner and routed on my Router Circle Jig.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com





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patron

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#1 posted 1073 days ago

it is good to stay fluid
and work on something else
from time to time

nice mood lamp

well done
as usual

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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MShort

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#2 posted 1073 days ago

Great change of pace. I like it.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1073 days ago

Sweet.
Makes me uplit already.
That is really nice. And Man, is that Holly clean.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#4 posted 1073 days ago

Nice Martyn, Clean and simple lines, cool light.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 1073 days ago

Very nice design and build.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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majeagle1

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#6 posted 1073 days ago

This is a real beauty Martyn, a man of many, many talents !

What kind/size of bulb did you use to keep the heat down?

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 1073 days ago

Gene, its an 11W fluorescent. Doesn’t produce much heat but the ventilation holes should help the air flow. It stands on a very small coaster about 1/8” (3mm thick) so the air can get in. Originally I was going to mount it on a pole but I’m not so sure now.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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grizzman

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#8 posted 1073 days ago

its always refreshing to try something else, to stretch your abilities and to go beyond what you thought you could, your work is beautiful as always and your art pieces are inspiring to all of us to try to make things that we otherwise would think it was to hard or not within our abilities…, please keep up the wonderful work martyn, i always love your inspiration.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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michelletwo

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#9 posted 1073 days ago

I like the clean & simple lines..reminds me of the 1950’s

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 1073 days ago

Yes, Michelle, it is a bit modernist. 1950’s sounds just about right

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#11 posted 1073 days ago

It looks nice, Martyn. I love the clean lines. Simple and elegant. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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sras

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#12 posted 1073 days ago

Another great creation Martyn! I like the tone the light takes on behind the wood. How thick is the holly?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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mafe

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#13 posted 1073 days ago

Beautiful.
The light through the veneer is peaceful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Don Johnson

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#14 posted 1073 days ago

Sophisticated and beautifully executed.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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degoose

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#15 posted 1073 days ago

Now that is different… I love it… thanks for the inspirations…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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