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Project by johnhutchinson posted 125 days ago 615 views 3 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 125 days ago

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 125 days ago

Another totally unique and wonderful project ,double cool.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

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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johnhutchinson

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#7 posted 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

A great project that deserves a second look.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Diggerjacks

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#9 posted 125 days ago

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 125 days ago

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 124 days ago

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

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#12 posted 123 days ago

Very inovative,outstanding patent!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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