Man it's been a long week - Literally. Here in Blighty the clocks have gone back an hour due to daylight savings, so the week has been seven days and one hour long. I'm always optimistic of what I can achieve in a week. More often than not, I'm left with I pile of 'work in progress' pieces. I think this is down to poor time management on my part and not that the things I need to do take so long. For the last couple of weeks I've squeezed a lot into a little; using my lunch hour at work for small projects, leaving paint spraying to the end of the night so I don't have to literally watch paint dry before I can move on.
So last weeks project was making floor and table lamps. I designed the files for the laser cutter during my lunch break, came home and cut all of the pieces, took them back to work and then assembled them through my lunch break. In case you're wondering, I do eat. I'm a grazer and tend to munch all through the day so working through the allocated hour that my employers give me is no biggy.
The floor lamp on the right has a 3volt bright white led which gives off a more blueish tinge to the light. These would be used for accent lighting rather than the main source of light for a room. I used tissue paper inside to diffuse the light coming through.
This is the table top size -
Ages ago, Mini Modern said she wished lamps had their own power source because not everyone had a dollhouse or room box that had been wired with power . Your wish is my command dear friend =0)
I bought the 3 volt battery holders from a lovely gent from Singapore via Ebay
JS Miniatures (UK) also have a great range of led kits and battery holders
My miscellaneous wood pile is slowly but surely getting smaller too. In an effort to reduce waste, I've been glueing small strips of wood on top of each other to make various door fronts.
The edge of the strips are ripped down the hobby saw with the blade set at 45 degrees. The wood is then turned over and put through the saw again. Once the strips are glued on top of each other, it gives a kind of 'mountain range' type of effect...or as I like to think of it, row upon row of Toblerone. Yummy! The handles are jewelery spacer beads.
So a weeks worth of work thrown into a scene looks like this
Better get back to finishing my Halloween scene. Three and a half days left...
Have a great weekend