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A Lamp Called Wanda

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Project by johnhutchinson posted 12-12-2013 02:06 PM 1161 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my favorite movies is “A Fish Called Wanda”, so when I added a fish lamp to my menagerie, I named her Wanda. What else?

Turned out to be an good test of my woodworker/plumber/electrician skills.

The “agony of creation” was described in the Feb. 2002 issue of Popular Woodworking.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 02:32 PM

Very cool

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 03:24 PM

Another totally unique and wonderful project ,double cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 03:27 PM

Monte took the words right out of my mouth. Very cool. Could easily be made into a turtle or any number of critters. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 03:51 PM

Wow, this is really cool. Great job and very creative

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 04:45 PM

That would make a great lamp for a kid’s room. Is it a single bulb lamp?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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johnhutchinson

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 04:52 PM

There are two Ping-Pong-Ball bulbs in the lamp. The sockets are facing the head and the tail. I’ll have to take her apart and post a pic.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 04:58 PM

As always, I’m not trying to promote any publication, but you can find the plans and the rest of the story in this issue of Popular Woodworking.

http://www.shopwoodworking.com/digital-issue-popular-woodworking-february-2002

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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doubleDD

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 05:15 PM

A great project that deserves a second look.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 06:50 PM

Hello John

Another fantastic project

I will try to add lamp like you on one of my project : http://lumberjocks.com/projects/92184

Thanks for the idea

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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johnhutchinson

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 07:10 PM

Thanks, Diggerjacks. I think your scroll saw approach to bowl making is fabulous. It seems that your technique would be applicable to a fish lamp. It might actually a better way to make it. :(

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 08:04 PM

Another very clever project and I like the name you gave it too…lol

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 10:12 AM

Very inovative,outstanding patent!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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