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Project by Ellen posted 03-25-2006 03:42 PM 6059 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is really a fun one. This is a lamp made of cherry. I used my angle grinder again to carve this out of solid cherry. Inside this is a small flood light. This is mounted on a turned pedistal and sits on a purple heart base. One of the little balls on the base is the light switch.

Mounted on the “heart strings” made of bubinga, is a mirror. As the light is turned on, it projects a heart on the wall behind it. The heart mirror is designed to be movable so the heart reflection can be adjusted. This was a piece that I donated to benefit a charity.

The finish is my favorite tung oil. All of this is finished to a fine 4000 grit sanding. The dimensions are 22×7 x 4.

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html





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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 05-10-2006 01:54 PM

Interesting, what was your inspiration for this piece? There has to be a story behind it, please share it.
thanks,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Ellen

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#2 posted 05-10-2006 11:31 PM

My daughter went to NYC and saw a plastic heart with a mirror that reflected the light from the lamp, I figured that I could create an even better version, and I think I achieved that. Yearly, I donate a heart shaped object to a local charity for children for a silent auction. This lamp sold for $1500

-- Ellen -- http://www.goodadvertising.com/worksofheart/index.html

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#3 posted 05-16-2007 11:44 PM

Wow! Very unique and beautiful and donated to a wonderful cause. Good for you! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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oscorner

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#4 posted 05-17-2007 03:17 AM

That’s wild and awesome, all at the same time!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 10-25-2007 07:02 AM

I was playing around on shuffle and this came up. Great lamp. I really like it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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woodpecker

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 06:59 AM

that is beautiful, and it says alot about you, how you donated it! you must be very generous!

-- ahhh, Woodworking...... What more is there to say?

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 12-30-2008 06:29 AM

I think the uniqueness of your work, and the attention to detail really come through. I can’t speak for all of us, but I can see you!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 11-06-2011 12:19 PM

Very nice!

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#9 posted 11-22-2018 11:10 PM

Very Nice Lamp Ellen & Well Done!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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