My latest lamp (andon).

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Project by MiniMoose posted 09-06-2012 08:48 PM 2785 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Andon made of cypress (oh how I love cypress). All the shoji panels are removable. Done mostly with hand tools. Still needs to be hung in the kitchen after I get the lights wired. Lots of fun, probably 20ish hours on it.

-- Squeek!

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#1 posted 09-06-2012 09:04 PM

Very nice! I like it being like that – raw.

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#2 posted 09-06-2012 09:55 PM

Very handsome piece. I’ll bet your hand planes got to come out and play on this one.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 09-06-2012 11:52 PM

Thanks. Yes the hand planes got a workout. Much traditional Japanese woodwork is unfinished, and I really like that. Now that I look at the pics though, I can see some glue squeeze-out. Cameras always seem to show the things you didn’t catch!

-- Squeek!

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#4 posted 09-06-2012 11:56 PM

Very nice work—but it would be even better to see a picture of it it up.

-- Sow justice, reap peace

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 10:46 AM

Welcome to LJ’s!

Like the look. It’s always nice to see unique pieces.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 09-07-2012 02:51 PM

That is a fine looking project, very well done

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 09-07-2012 03:15 PM

I’d love to see a picture of it installed and lit.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#8 posted 09-07-2012 04:26 PM

Very nice. Different design but I like it. Can’t wait to see it installed and lit up

-- Brock, Illinois

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#9 posted 09-07-2012 07:15 PM

Please let us know how it looks after the lights are hooked up!

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#10 posted 09-09-2012 07:24 PM

Very nice indeed. I’ve built a couple of fixtures but none as involved as yours. Way cool. Keep it up.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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