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ozspace
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From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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posted 02-27-2014 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Being a hard core 'space geek' for many years (aren't we all?), I tend to 'see' space shapes everywhere I go.

One rich source of 'space shapes' for me has been lighting shops. In lampshades I am always 'seeing' Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules.

Well, this got me thinking, why not create a lamp using an actual Apollo CM shape? So, I did and the result is:

I hope you like it! — Peter Aylward

apolloprojeckt
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posted 02-27-2014 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice idea, looks great!

garymilgrom
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posted 02-27-2014 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Outstanding!

Jurg Bolli
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posted 02-27-2014 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Coolest lamp ever!

history in miniature
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posted 02-27-2014 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's really cool and the base shape fits it perfectly.

Norman.King
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posted 02-27-2014 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great idea and well done.

mikepf
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posted 02-27-2014 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that is a bright idea! Great job.

chet
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posted 02-27-2014 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chet   Click Here to Email chet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!!!

ozspace
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posted 02-27-2014 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the only commercial product I have seen using space capsule concept, looks nice!

p51
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posted 02-27-2014 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I like!

The first thing I thought when I saw this was you could get a photo of a crew through the hatch, print it on a color copier onto acetate, and install that in the 'window' section so you'd see them when the light was on...

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-27-2014 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, that is outstanding! how did you do it?

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 02-27-2014 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AWESOME!

ozspace
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posted 03-01-2014 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ozspace   Click Here to Email ozspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have now added a heat shield!

garymilgrom
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posted 03-01-2014 09:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A beautiful addition Peter!

SpaceAholic
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posted 03-01-2014 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

Teacher in space
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posted 03-01-2014 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This lamp looks like the starting point to many questions from guests who come to your house.

Norman.King
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posted 03-02-2014 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now you're showing off

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-02-2014 07:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah, the heat shield really adds to the effect. Very nice work.

space1
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posted 03-02-2014 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space1   Click Here to Email space1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is seriously cool. I am in awe.

David Carey
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posted 03-02-2014 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Carey   Click Here to Email David Carey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pun intended, but brilliant!

rjurek349
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posted 03-02-2014 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that is one dang cool lamp! Sign me up! you have GOT to put these into production!

dabolton
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posted 03-02-2014 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe sell these on Etsy.com

apollolem
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posted 03-04-2014 12:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollolem   Click Here to Email apollolem     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent idea... the glowing heat shield is perfect!

Tykeanaut
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posted 03-04-2014 03:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We certainly have some talent on here. Excellent idea and work.

mode1charlie
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posted 03-04-2014 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Want one!

Gilbert
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posted 03-04-2014 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

onesmallstep
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posted 03-05-2014 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hopefully, one day it will be as collectible as a Tiffany

Philip
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posted 03-10-2014 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The heat shield is a very nice touch!

jonspace
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posted 03-18-2014 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brilliant!

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