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Project by LittleShaver posted 03-11-2021 03:17 PM 688 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife happened by the shop one day and noticed a root ball from a tree that had died in our yard 7-8 years ago. She said it looked like a lamp, so it was off to the races.
After cleaning out pounds of bark and dirt, cutting a base from some wormy fire wood from a neighbor and installing 120 LEDs, she is quite happy with the results.

Sorry, but I lack the skills needed to re-orient the pictures.

-- Sawdust Maker





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woodchuckerNJ

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#1 posted 03-11-2021 03:54 PM

she had a good eye. good on you for pulling it off.

if you have a windows PC I recommend using irfanview to modify pics.

https://www.irfanview.com/
you can rotate and re-save using L and R, then control S to resave the image.
it will present correctly here. I use it all the time to do batch changes to make images smaller and able to upload.
if you need info, send me a PM.
I’ll provide some settings that make it fast and a no brainer

here they are rotated.

-- Jeff NJ

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swirt

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#2 posted 03-11-2021 05:25 PM

Nice! That came out great.
Kudos to woodCheckerNJ for taking the time to fix the images.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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LittleShaver

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#3 posted 03-11-2021 05:43 PM

Thank You woodCheckerNJ. I appreciate your taking the time to fix my pictures.

-- Sawdust Maker

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BurlyBob

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#4 posted 03-11-2021 05:55 PM

That’s really neat.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 03-11-2021 07:25 PM

Wonderful creation

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Noel

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#6 posted 03-11-2021 10:44 PM

Nice, creative lamp, but I REALLY love the tractor. ;)

-- Just make the cut

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BillGo

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#7 posted 03-12-2021 12:05 AM

That’s awesome. I love that you took her comment and ran with it. I bet it was tedious cleaning out the root ball. Well done it looks great.

-- Bill - in New Hampshire

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recycle1943

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#8 posted 03-12-2021 10:52 AM

very well done – it takes vision to SEE things and expertise to bring it out

-- 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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