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Offline tinkerer

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Bent Lamp
« on: September 24, 2009, 11:48:31 AM »
I had a request for pics of some of the other hobby work. I copied this from a David Marks DIY program. I had to build the forms before I could start of the lamp. One of the few things I kept for myself. This is the dogs favorite place when not guarding the shop while I work.

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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2009, 12:13:50 PM »
That is a very nice design.  What wood is it???


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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 12:17:25 PM »
Ooooh...... That`s nice!  :bugeye:

Almost human/ animal in form. Beautifull!  :clap:

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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009, 12:50:52 PM »
Ooooh...... That`s nice!  :bugeye:

Almost human/ animal in form. Beautifull!  :clap:

David D

Thanks David. The wood is Ash. 24 thin slices resin glued together in a form.
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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 12:52:50 PM »
That is a very nice design.  What wood is it???


Gerhard

Thank you. I can't take credit for the design. David Marks put the plans on DIY.com and I copied them. The wood is Ash.
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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 12:59:23 PM »
Nice job you made of it too.   Does the Ash bend easy or do you have to warm or steam it as well as thin sections.  I havent tried any bending but would love to make a recurve bow one day and I want to use something with a pretty grain.  I was thinking that a lot of thin lams would resist fracture better than longbow stile of bow.

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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 01:45:09 PM »
Nice job you made of it too.   Does the Ash bend easy or do you have to warm or steam it as well as thin sections.  I havent tried any bending but would love to make a recurve bow one day and I want to use something with a pretty grain.  I was thinking that a lot of thin lams would resist fracture better than longbow stile of bow.

Gerhard

Using resin glue, it sets up slowly and you have plenty of time to get it clamped into the form. The gentle curves of a compound bow should be very easy. I don't know how easy it would bend after the glue sets. I know you get some spring back when removing from the form. I bet there are forums for bow makers that would have the answer. A quick search came up with this link. A lot of woods were mentionedand Ash was not one of them.
http://www.stickbow.com/stickbow/bowbuilding/
I think this link is more what you are looking for
http://www.hot.ee/leintz1/Plokkvibu/compoundbow_eng.html
« Last Edit: September 24, 2009, 01:53:34 PM by tinkerer »
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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 06:07:58 PM »
Very nice wood work there Tink.  :thumbup:

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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 11:59:41 PM »
Tink,

Working with wood and myself don't get on too well, but that doesn't stop me enjoying artisan work.

That lamp looks truly wonderful, and only wish I had the skills to do such a thing. But after trying all my life, all I end up with is a lump of the brown stuff that is nearly what I envisioned.

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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 08:18:50 AM »
Very organic / natural look to it.  Almost like it grew that way.  I like it.
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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2009, 11:41:21 AM »
Lovely job - looks like it grew that way. However, the lack of stains near the bottom shows that the dog isn't fooled  ::) .

How easy (or difficult) was it to drill the hole for the wires? Even I can work out that you did this before forming the shape, and probably drilled each end with fingers crossed for meeting in the middle, but even so it must have been hard to keep a longish drill on line.

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Re: Bent Lamp
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 03:55:38 PM »
Lovely job - looks like it grew that way. However, the lack of stains near the bottom shows that the dog isn't fooled  ::) .

How easy (or difficult) was it to drill the hole for the wires? Even I can work out that you did this before forming the shape, and probably drilled each end with fingers crossed for meeting in the middle, but even so it must have been hard to keep a longish drill on line.

Andy
Actually Andy, all of the work was done after forming.

When taking it out of the form, you have to use a belt sander to remove the glue squeeze out from both sides, then run both sides over the jointer. Then cut it down the middle on the band saw. Then you use a guide on a router to make a groove down the center of both pieces. Then you fit a piece of soft copper tubing into the groove and glue both sides back together. The legs are formed in a different fixture and after running all three pieces through the router table to start the rounding process, you glue the legs on. After many hours of filing, shaping and sanding you wind up with a curved lamp. :ddb: :ddb: :ddb:
Tink

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul.
Prov 13:19