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Forum topic by HorizontalMike posted 926 days ago 1542 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Topic tags/keywords: turning lampshade

I caught this on tonight’s CBS News Webpage. Quite interesting so I thought I would share:

Making of a Shade from Soren Berger on Vimeo.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#1 posted 926 days ago

Wow, I have never seen shavings that big come off a lathe.
Pity there’s such a lot of waste.

Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 926 days ago


mike you should check out

peter bloch makes some pretty awesome shades.

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#3 posted 926 days ago

way cool thanks for sharing Mike

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#5 posted 926 days ago

now that’s some big work!
thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 926 days ago

Cool shade. What does he use to keep it from drying out and is heat resistant?

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#7 posted 926 days ago


Verrrry interesting! You manage to find the most unusual stuff. Do you ever sleep? Thanks.


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#8 posted 925 days ago

Really sweet.
Best thoughts,

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#9 posted 925 days ago

A recent episode of Rough Cut Mac featured Peter Bloch.

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#10 posted 925 days ago

Wouldn’t it be less wasteful to cut out the center core first and make several shades of decreasing diameters from the same log? Save some time too. You would have to use different method to hold hollow cylinder on the lathe, but there are ways to do that.

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#11 posted 925 days ago

I don’t think my 1/2 hp mini lathe could quite handle that log!

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#12 posted 925 days ago

Good technique and all, but wow. What’s wrong with just wrapping veneer around into a cylinder? Just turn the lamp so the seam is facing a wall if it bothers you that much. It just seems very wasteful.

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