WOOT Pt. 3

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Project by Andrew posted 04-01-2011 04:32 AM 2564 views 8 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since the Wifes out of town… I decided to turn a lamp shade from maple, I think it came out pretty good. In fact, when I turned of the lathe so I could see what it was looking like, I noticed the fire pattern and almost soiled myself.
All comments are welcome, thanks for checking it out.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#1 posted 04-01-2011 04:45 AM

Beee-you-tee-full !!!.
Couple of obvious questions.
How thick is it?
Did you turn it green, or dry?

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 04:48 AM

Pretty hot man!, in a cool way. Better look twice before grabbing the fire extinguisher.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 04:54 AM

love it. bet wife will too. how thin is the shade to get light through it.


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#4 posted 04-01-2011 05:00 AM

I have never seen that before. And I want one. OK my wife is going to ask ”what about fire?”

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#5 posted 04-01-2011 05:22 AM

I think your wife would come home sooner than you expected.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#6 posted 04-01-2011 05:56 AM

Looks great.

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#7 posted 04-01-2011 06:04 AM

“Totally awesome!”, my man says, and i agree!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#8 posted 04-01-2011 09:32 AM

I think your skills with the camers almost match your turning ability, :)))
Nice one

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 10:19 AM

Simply beautiful, I know if I could have made that I would have soiled myself.

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#10 posted 04-01-2011 01:33 PM

Here is a link to my blog on how I do this,
Thanks so much for all the comments, In most places it is 1/16” and tapers up to 1/4” at the top. The very top is 3/8” to help support the whole thing.
Uhhhhg whaaaaat?
Okay there is plenty of room for air movement, so it doesn’t get very warm, in fact I will use a 100 watt bulb to dry out the shade before I do the final sand, and sand the top. My suggestion is to use a cfl which doesn’t get too warm at all. Just for safety sake.
It was green turned, my meter only goes to 22% moisture, and it was redlined.

This one will be my demo at a store, until I can switch it out, because unless I am offered a ridiculous sum of cash I do not want to part with this one.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#11 posted 04-01-2011 02:07 PM

Wow! That really does look like flames. Gave me the idea that you could place a similar piece of veneer over the front of the fireplace during the off-season and back light it for a similar effect. I bet the lamp has a neat effect on a dark room.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 04-01-2011 03:05 PM

Wow! I like that a LOT!
Great job, and cool creativity.

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#13 posted 04-01-2011 03:59 PM

This would go great with my “Flaming Platter” and “Inferno Egg” I have posted on my projects! Good work there although LUCK plays a large part as well as it did in my case. However that still doesn’t detract from the skill of the turner to discover and enhance it! Look for more!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#14 posted 04-01-2011 07:36 PM

You got something wonderful there Andrew.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 04-01-2011 09:18 PM

Come home to a real fire!

Nice shade. I’ve made similar lamp shades with veneer but to turn that thin takes real talent.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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