Friday, January 23, 2009

Wood Lampshade? Believe!

So I made that mold to bend some wood for this wooden lampshade idea I've had for a long time now. Peep didn't understand really... why a wooden lampshade? How's that gonna work? I don't get that mold. Whatever, Baldy. I pressed on. Here I've wrapped my mold in a plastic garbage bag, laid 3 pieces of veneer over the top, glued em up, and put em in my vacuum bag. After this piece was done, I repeated said process, and made the other side of the shade.

Today, I stand before ye with the finished product. It's the longboard of lampshades.

Still gotta work out some kinks here and there. Figuring how to attach the two sides (which cracked the veneer as you see) and then attach the shade to the lamp is a wee tricky.

Think this dood would work well as a hanging pendant type lamp as well... especially since it's kind of a monster in length.

Thinking about working this up as another Etsy item. Baldmen watching babies at home sometimes need a break, and have a mom in law come over during napping bebe time whilst they go out and make rad wooden things for others. Need you one? Might I remind you I lost two jobs in 3.5 months? Take pity kind sirs and madames!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Gettin Moldy

Something I've been wanting to do for a long time was bend some wood. No time like the present (read: laid off without a job in sight) to do something about it. I created this mold here out of 7 pieces of 3/4 inch MDF that i glued together and sanded down. I'm planning on sticking it in my Thin Air Press bag, along with a few strips of veneer, and vacuuming out the air to create one side of a wood lamp shade. Repeat for the other side...

Obviously, when it's on the lamp, the shade will have more of this sort of shape. Dig? Deets on fitting the two sides together and attaching them to the lamp are still in the depths of my shallow mind.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sexiest Side Job Ever

My fantastic friend Jenn done got me a job before I could get me a job. Well, at least a part time, week long job with some wicked upsides. I helped a couple doods build some display case/table jobs for an upcoming show at Arthouse downtown. Not only did I get to work with Jenn and see her every day, I also got to work in this old movie theater, which turned into Lerner's, which turned into Arthouse at the Jones Center. On top of that, I suppose they had some swanky hoedown up on the top floor, because these were the lights we used to saw, sand, and build by.

By far the most lovemakingest place I've ever worked. Stop by the Matt Stokes show coming up, and check out my handiwork. I'll meet you upstairs afterwards...
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