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ceiling light fixture made from Walnut

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 03-04-2019 02:21 PM 1260 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks,
Just wanted to share the latest project. This is a ceiling mounted base that a chandelier or light fixture will hang from. The wood is a type of Walnut I purchased at a garage sale, so I don’t really know the history. I planed and jointed each board and joined them together, biscuits added. At that point I surfaced planed the 30” x 30” assembly with my homemade router planer. I then sanded through the progression to 320 grit. At this stage I built an adjustable double pivoting oval/elliptical router fixture. (Thanks Izzy Swan.) I installed a 3/8” router bit and made my first pass with this adjustable elliptical router fixture. Then I added a 3/4” spacer board and made another pass. Repeat 18 times. Rotate the board and repeat. Rotate the board and repeat. Since the arc is an ellipse (constantly increase radius), the groups of lines diverge as they move across board. Lots of texture on this project. If you look close you can see the cathedrals in the wood grain. Finished with Linseed Oil and Wipe on Poly.
Thanks for checking out the Ceiling light fixture made from Walnut
Greg

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-04-2019 03:07 PM

thats pretty cool looking,any pics with it installed.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 03-04-2019 03:41 PM

That is some clever routing but I am having trouble seeing that as a light fixture.

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#3 posted 03-04-2019 04:53 PM



That is some clever routing but I am having trouble seeing that as a light fixture.

- ArtMann


My guess is ceiling mounted with lights hanging from it?

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Greg Sherman

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#4 posted 03-04-2019 05:12 PM

Correct, this item mounts to the ceiling and the light hangs from it. I’ll have pics when the requester installs it.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com

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#5 posted 03-04-2019 06:47 PM

Wow! Damn good!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 03:28 PM

I’m sure that will be beautiful once installed. Can’t wait to see some final pics. I appreciate your description of the technique. Very cool idea.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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Greg Sherman

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#7 posted 03-10-2019 11:46 PM

Posted a pic of the base installed.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA http://GregShermanDesigns.com

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