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This looks like a thing I made :) Nice job.https://www.instructables.com/id/Veneer-Wood-Lamp/
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Wonderful, glad you like it. Feel free to post a picture here if/when you've made one.
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That's my favourite things about it, it's quite nice to look at when the light is off and then you turn it in and the details really light up.Thanks for the comment and good luck with the guitar.
I'm more into softer shapes myself, but in this particular case I wanted to try something a little more "modern" and sharp :)Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll try something like that in my next project. Maybe I could print a gradient on a piece of paper or plastic and glue it to the inside as well. Or draw things on the inside with a marker or paint. Hmmm. Things to try :)
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Looks nice. One thing that kind of "bothers" me is the control box dangling from the cable. If the cable was a little longer so it rested on the surface – or the box was hidden in the base somehow – it would, in my opinion, look better.Apart from that I really like it. I voted for you in the lights contest, good luck!
Oh, by the way: I haven't thanked the people here for voting on this entry for the woodworking contest. I've been selected as a "third prize" winner, which includes a woodthreading kit. Awesome! Thank you all!
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Hey there, I stumbled upon this by coincidence. Thanks for mentioning me and my instructable.
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I just sanded the corners down with a belt sander (Step 5) using the circles I drew on the faces (step 3) as demarcation. Just don't try to rush it, using "power tools" like a belt sander you really need to be careful not to go beyond your desired shape. Also, try making circular motions from the wrist while sanding, it helps create a nice even rounding.Mine is not perfectly symmetrical, since I just "eyeballed" it.
Thanks for the comment, I hope the essay went well ^^I finished this in about 2 hours after work. I probably could've done it faster, but I was just messing around, so I did not care.
Oh my, motion and things :) I'm more into static things myself, but thanks for the tips.
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I can confirm that the veneer is indeed 0.6mm (according to my very accurate calliper, ahem).With "the size of the skeleton doesn't really matter" I meant just make it so you can put some glue on it and provide a minimum of stability. I could have made it thinner, I think, but I was happy with that thickness.Sorry for the late reply, have been quite busy.
The outer one was 115mm and the inner one was 90mm.But you can actually use whatever you find aesthetically pleasing :)
The thickness of the "skeleton" does not really matter. Mine was about 1cm.I think the veneer I used was 0.6mm (maple), I don't have it with me right now, I'll confirm this later. Depending on the hardness of the wood you might need a different thickness, not all wood bends as good as the other.I haven't used ammonia, this was something sandalwood1 mentioned. My experience with ammonia is non-existent.
Do try, I didn't know how it would turn out as I started as well. Thanks for the comment.
Thanks, I will fix this.I try to keep my instructions limited so people don't need to read a book to understand what I'm making. When something is unclear you are always welcome to point out what needs clarification.
It's all kind of experimental, so I don't have a lot of experience in this, here is what I think:Soaking the wood longer would most likely make it more bendable. The wood I used had a very small crack along the fibers and I was a little too eager. What also could have prevented it was applying the pressure more evenly. I just bent it with my hands and the crack appeared somewhere between them. (So maybe wrapping it around something from the start would help.)I have no experience whatsoever with polyurethane, so better ask someone else about that. I usually finish things with linseed oil, which only slightly darkens the wood.One more thing: when bending, try to bend it some more than you need the final bend to be. The wood will always spring back a little (I will add this to the instruct...see more »It's all kind of experimental, so I don't have a lot of experience in this, here is what I think:Soaking the wood longer would most likely make it more bendable. The wood I used had a very small crack along the fibers and I was a little too eager. What also could have prevented it was applying the pressure more evenly. I just bent it with my hands and the crack appeared somewhere between them. (So maybe wrapping it around something from the start would help.)I have no experience whatsoever with polyurethane, so better ask someone else about that. I usually finish things with linseed oil, which only slightly darkens the wood.One more thing: when bending, try to bend it some more than you need the final bend to be. The wood will always spring back a little (I will add this to the instructions.)
I have never used ammonia, so I didn't know that. As pointed out by bdempsey, I guess it's safer to do so outside.Thanks for sharing.
Why, thank you vertrek much :)
*very... Auto-correct failed me once again
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This reminded me of a really nice video I once saw, it has some more details on the control boards: https://youtu.be/CfirQC99xPc
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Yes, the base was a treasure I found between the scraps of wood laying all over the place :)
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