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02-07-2012 03:06 AM

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 02-07-2012 03:18 AM

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 02-07-2012 03:19 AM


mike you should check out

peter bloch makes some pretty awesome shades.

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#3 posted 02-07-2012 03:23 AM

way cool thanks for sharing Mike

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#4 posted 02-07-2012 05:22 AM


-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 02-07-2012 07:24 AM

now that’s some big work!
thanks for sharing

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#6 posted 02-07-2012 07:47 AM

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

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#7 posted 02-07-2012 08:37 AM


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


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#8 posted 02-07-2012 10:28 AM

Really sweet.
Best thoughts,

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#9 posted 02-07-2012 11:30 AM

A recent episode of Rough Cut Mac featured Peter Bloch.


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#10 posted 02-07-2012 05:32 PM

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 02-07-2012 05:49 PM

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

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#12 posted 02-07-2012 07:19 PM

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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