Two of a series of wooden lamps

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Project by John Blunt posted 02-07-2013 03:20 AM 2830 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are shots from 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,

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 03:46 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!
Now let me say all of your lamps are a work of art. I’m sure they looked even better in person!
Beautiful work!

-- 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 02-07-2013 04:29 AM

I really like this. Good job.

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

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#3 posted 02-07-2013 05:42 AM

These do look great. More production info maybe….................

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

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#4 posted 02-07-2013 02:37 PM

Excellent way to show off some beautiful grain. Well done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 02-07-2013 02:56 PM

Very nice is a understatement. I just love these.

-- oldreddog

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#6 posted 02-07-2013 04:22 PM

Very nice, I love light! I havne’t yet made a lamp, but i am very interested in doing one. I hope I can do as great a job highlighting the wood as you have done here

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#7 posted 02-07-2013 05:30 PM

That is a very beautiful lamp. Amazing!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 02-07-2013 08:48 PM

These are gorgeous!

They belong in places like the resorts in Glacier National Park or similar.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 02-07-2013 09:17 PM

Beautiful projects!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#10 posted 02-08-2013 02:28 AM

these are really beautiful and creative!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 02-08-2013 02:28 AM

Really, really cool. I love the bent wood shade.

-- Ken from Monterey

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