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post #1 of 13 Old 02-07-2008, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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This is my entry into the Turned for Use AAW competition for this summer. It's made from Cherry, yellow heart, aluminum and plexiglas.
The main body of the piece was turned from Green cherry. I aligned the pith dead center and then hollowed the whole piece to 3/8" hoping it would stay round. It stayed close enough to work.
It was a real hassle carving the back of the heart and the back of the AED paddles to fit the curves of the piece. There were little problems that had to be solved all along the way.
It has a touch sensor built into it. When you touch the AED silver button the lamp comes on. There is a lot of machining on the AED since I had to mill out the backside to hold the wires for the touch sensor.
The EKG and AED paddles were woodburned details.
There are 30 hand made parts on this lamp.
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This is a detail of the AED area of the lamp
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Dude that is awesome, does it make that whooooooppppp sound when it's charging. Shock advised, stand clear, Whhhhhhhhoooooooooooppppppp, i'm clear your clear we're all clear, kuusshhh.

I don't think that was suppose to happen
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Actually I almost put a solenoid with a weight attached in there that would actuate and make the a noise and the lamp would jump but I decided that would be little over the top and would probably break and need repair in the future. Plus I didn't think someone wanted the lamp to jump every time they turned it on.
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sOME LAMP, Where the hell did you get the idea for this one John, nice bit of wood all nicely done but not my cup of tea, love to know how you come to make something like this, you will have to find some flash plastic surgeon to buy it at a big price more money gimmy gimmy.. Let me know how you come to make something like this, and any others you might have done. LB..
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LB I'm working on a series on problems with aging so that I can do an individual show somewhere, hopefully in the near future. I'm purposely trying to make the pieces totally unique and often have to really push myself to accomplish some of the techniques.
I sit around for months and months working on an idea, like How do I show heart problems due to aging. I'll bat around a bunch of ideas over that period and then one some unique idea will hit me and I'll and I'll start seriously developing the piece around that idea. In this case it was the EKG patterns. I thought I could woodburn them on a piece. It took about 3 weeks to decide what kind of piece. The Turned for Use competition in the AAW symposium gave me the idea to make a lamp.
I plan to reshoot some of the earlier pieces because they were done on film instead of digital and my photo skills have improved a lot so I want them to match.
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You certainly had a bit of success with this one. Nicely done. Being an old guy I can appreciate some of those aging related problems!..Great job...Bill...
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Awesome!!!!

Thanks for your feedback on the type of lathe that I need. I'm a vol. firefighter and first responder and the lamp is great!! I only wish that I could get good enough to do something like that!!
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Wow John, I'm at work (Fire Dept) right now and I could just see a lamp like that sitting in my station. All the guys here are just at aw over it. Really cool and creative! Jeremy

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Thanks guys. I've constantly been told a Doctor would want one of those but I actually thought about Firefighters and EMT's when I built it. You guys are the first responders and the ones most likely to save my life. Keep up the good work.
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Thanks John, By the way, do you have a plan of this lamp you would like to sell? I would love to try my hands at building a lamp like that. Being a Firefighter/EMT myself I can really appreciate the AED feature and have actually used an AED more times then I would have liked.

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I'm afraid the plans are only in my head. It's really just a lamp with a carved heart, a sort of thrown together representation of an AED and some woodburning. The only tricky part was all the milling on the AED to hold the plexiglass, the microphone, and the removeable back plate so you can get to the electronics.
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it is a conversation lamp to say the least.

good work there.
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