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Project by recycle1943 posted 10-30-2019 06:26 PM 656 views 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had more than several requests for lamps and decided to make 2 more for the small church boutique that we attended last week. Pictures #1 and #2 are the new lamps, the 3rd picture is the same lamp I had at the Atwood show.
This boutique is with the same church that I made the giving tree hands for earlier this year and they only have 15 vendors for the two day event.
They of course have a massive cookie/pie/cake and candy table(s) so that’s my first stop when I come in both days. Chocolate chip and monster cookies are surely going to be my demise but that’s OK.
Getting back to lamps – I made 2 for this event and sold 2 of the 3 as well as a LOT of other items. I bought antique ‘looking’ harps and sockets for the lamps versus local gold colored pieces, made a BIG difference in the overall appearance of the lamp especially when one looks up under the shade.
I found multi-colored led bulbs that change colors in 4 different manners as well as just hold in any of the 15 or so colors via remote control. I also had straight white led’s for them but were denied when they opted for the multi colored, I guess it’s a holiday thing.
My bowls, cutting boards and cheese slicers seemed to be on the top of everybodys shopping list tho so it was a slow but very good show.
In the last picture is a band saw ‘box’ that was a commissioned item. The client wanted specific dimensions as well as drawer depth. The lumber choices was at my discretion so I used aromatic cedar and 3/4” plywood as filler with a sassafras back and and I used a beautiful piece of figured walnut for the front. In the picture the bottom drawer is showing the curly the most.

Thanks for looking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them





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#1 posted 10-30-2019 07:31 PM

The lamps are pretty cool. Thanks for showing with the light on.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 10-30-2019 08:55 PM

Disregard the PM, I just read that they are sold.
Great work, the lamps are superb.
Nice one Dick,
Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 10-30-2019 09:11 PM

Thanks Peteybadboy

Anthony, Thanks – watch for an email

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 10-30-2019 09:24 PM

Nice show spread Dick. Everything is way better than I see over here.

-- Think safe, be safe

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 10-30-2019 09:35 PM

Here is picture #1 with the multi colored led in blue
it’s made with walnut and sassafras

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 10-30-2019 09:45 PM

Nice looking lamps and a great looking display!

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#7 posted 10-30-2019 10:03 PM

I really like that lampshade with the ribs in the 3rd photo, Dick. And the brass finials on the other two are real fine also. I collect antique stuff like that, especially brass, whether I use it someday or not, I´ve got boxes of the stuff.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#8 posted 10-30-2019 10:14 PM

All Beautiful as usual

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 10-30-2019 10:34 PM

Tom, Brian and Michael — Thank you


I really like that lampshade with the ribs in the 3rd photo, Dick. And the brass finials on the other two are real fine also. I collect antique stuff like that, especially brass, whether I use it someday or not, I´ve got boxes of the stuff.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Brian, getting the ribs in the shade puts 3 more steps into making the shade and 3 times more chances to mis match

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 10-30-2019 10:35 PM



Nice show spread Dick. Everything is way better than I see over here.

- therealSteveN

Thanks George

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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anthm27

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#11 posted 10-30-2019 10:52 PM

Just having more of a look,
There is some fabulous craft on that table, the little drawer set is amazing and the cutting boards.
Brilliant.
Regards
Anthony

-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#12 posted 10-30-2019 11:16 PM

Hi Dick,
You just get better and better. That is really some wonderful stuff you are making. Keep up the good work. Glad you are having success at the shows.
C-ya

Vernon

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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recycle1943

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#13 posted 10-31-2019 12:01 AM


Hi Dick,
You just get better and better. That is really some wonderful stuff you are making. Keep up the good work. Glad you are having success at the shows.
C-ya

Vernon

- poospleasures

Thanks Vernon – it’s really hard to believe what a 15 or so vendor show can generate. Limited advertising and on a Thursday and Friday just doesn’t equal a successful show – or does it ? For the last 3 years it has for us

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#14 posted 10-31-2019 12:32 AM

Dick,your lamps are outstanding and the rest of your display is amazing. You should have a few customers at your door. Beautiful work.

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

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recycle1943

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#15 posted 10-31-2019 01:36 AM



Dick,your lamps are outstanding and the rest of your display is amazing. You should have a few customers at your door. Beautiful work.

- doubleDD

Thanks Dave – I do have some walk in traffic

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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