Toshiyuki Tani "Windmill" chandelier.

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Project by goriak posted 12-08-2011 03:19 PM 4744 views 37 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chandelier was designed by Toshiyuki Tani, you can find original chandelier on tokyotoshi website
This chandelier is made of pine. Thin stripes of pine was steamed in steambox, bended using simple jig you can see on last picture.

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 03:37 PM

What an eye catcher! Nice work! I wonder what it would look like with a red lamp in it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 04:11 PM

nice love it so much

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 04:30 PM

Very unique! Looks great

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 05:45 PM

Nicely done. Very unique….........

-- mike...............

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 06:11 PM

I like it a lot.

Good thing the light cord doesn’t allow it to rotate. It could drive you a little crazy.

Nice work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees.

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 06:52 PM

Very nice and unique, like it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 08:44 PM

looking good
thank´s for sharing :-)


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#8 posted 12-09-2011 02:44 AM

This is awesome work!

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#9 posted 12-09-2011 06:52 AM

Beautiful and always nice to see wood used in new forms.

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#10 posted 12-09-2011 07:22 AM

Very cool what a creative design good build.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-09-2011 01:16 PM

Thank you all guys for positive feedback.

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#12 posted 12-09-2011 02:07 PM

WOW & DOUBLE WOW..this is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it. I would never guess one could bend pine. (I make shaker oval boxes and have never attempted it & would never believe it could be done..)

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#13 posted 12-10-2011 02:15 AM

Goriak, this is really nice! I really like the shadow patterns this creates. Could you provide some more construction details? I would really like to know how the wood is bent using that jig you showed.

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#14 posted 12-10-2011 11:36 PM

this is really neat!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 12-19-2011 01:03 PM

Mathew Nedeljko and all who is interesting in how the wood is bent using that jig
I used woodblocks to deliver pressure to joints.
This detail on picture wasn’t steamed so it has some harshness.
PUR glues are good for this project.


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