LumberJocks

Lamp series one

  • Advertise with us
Project by John Blunt posted 519 days ago 1092 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are shots of two of a series of lamps I built in 2009 and 2010. We developed a composite reinforcement veneer with just the right optical properties. The panels are formed flat and heated to bend them. This was without question my favorite woodworking adventure. Everything is made from live edge scraps and other wood that would otherwise have gone to waste.

-- Seattle John, http://www.isgoodwoodworks.com/index.php





5 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

111999 posts in 2161 days


#1 posted 519 days ago

These are way cool John great job.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View DanoP's profile

DanoP

135 posts in 923 days


#2 posted 519 days ago

Great lamps! I’ve been wanting to build something similar to the one in the first few photos. Even built a small scale prototype of the shade but found that when I got the veneer thin enough for light to pass through (and large enough to be of use), it became too brittle to handle. Care to share your secret recipe for reinforcement “goop”?

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

View John Blunt's profile

John Blunt

31 posts in 523 days


#3 posted 519 days ago

a1Jim, DanoP, Thank you kindly!
DanoP, I would like to share my secret recipe, and I am just plain working way to hard. I am working on a plan to teach, well, everything I know, via videos on line. Of course they will be posted here. Right now I do feel protective of my secret for reinforcement simply because it is valuable and I am poor. Cheer me on for success with my teaching ventures – That will set me free.

-- Seattle John, http://www.isgoodwoodworks.com/index.php

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11210 posts in 759 days


#4 posted 517 days ago

Very creative and artistic designs on the lamps. Like the live edge and great salvage of the scraps. Good luck on your endeavors!

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15247 posts in 1450 days


#5 posted 517 days ago

That is a beautiful piece and very unusual. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase