Got a new Moffatt style Lamp

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  1. Fred Belknap

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    Is the reflector shatter proof, like plastic or metal??
     
  2. Dave Fritz

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  3. Mark Hepburn

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    I am told that I'll be needing that in a couple of years. But if I weigh the cost of that against adding a few more lights, well hmm let's see :)
     
  4. Mark Hepburn

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    Dave, does it ever become an issue for larger diameter turnings like platters? I like that idea a lot and it will definitely adapt to my big lathe.

    Just wondering for the jet too
     
  5. Mark Hepburn

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    That's a lot of lumens for a fixture of that type and would be great in my finishing "room" - which is a corner of a room with drop cloth walls
     
  6. Barry Crowder

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    I got some LED tubes that are also 4000K and about 4000 lumens, staggered across the shop. It's nice to have adequate light, finally.

    The $10 IKEA light is still useful, but you can tell it's much warmer than the LED lights. I'm guessing around 3000K. I like having warmer lights for task lighting and cooler lights for general workshop.
     
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  8. Bill Boehme

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    It's aluminum.
     
  9. Dave Fritz

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    It's easy to swivel it out of the way. The moffatt lamp by itself would be a problem.

    I put it on an early Liberty and Brent made a receiver that I simply mounted to my lathe. I'm sure he could do that for any lathe but you could call and ask.
     
  10. Mark Hepburn

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    Thanks Dave. I think I will. It still amazes me that you can just call and Brent answers the phone. But he often does.
     
  11. Bill Boehme

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    I found that the LED lamp also works well for photography. Here are some pictures showing the set up that I used.


    The light and umbrella are sort of cobbled together, but it worked.
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    The graduated background is Flotone Thunder Gray from B&H. I have a sheet of Formica and 1/8" Baltic Birch plywood to create a curved sweep. I use white and black pieces of foamboard to modify the light.

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    I have my camera about ten feet away on a gimbal mount. I'm using a 70 - 200 mm lens which covers most things without needing to move the camera position. The two targets ae a WhiBal white balance card and an X-rite Passport for creating custom color profiles.

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    What the camera sees.

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    Anyway, I really like the LED for photography. It beats the heck out of the 500 watt photo floodlights that I have been using. My latest piece in the gallery, Celebration Basket, was shot with this set up.
     
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  12. Mark Hepburn

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    Bill, nice gear you have there. And a lovely home too.
     
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    I was thinking - too much extraneous furniture in @Bill Boehme 's photo studio.

    Nice seeing the set up!
     
  14. John Torchick

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    Good idea on the LED lamp. $65? Don't you wish that other turning things were priced like that? I have an old desk lamp that hangs on the wall over the lathe. The cord is long enough to use it over the lathe or the workbench.
    "A clean shop is the indication of a warped mind." ;)
     
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    Al, you're right. I think Bill must be doing wedding photography on the side too. A little lounge area, nice table for cake tastings, nice Area 51 poster to put the bride at ease...
     
  16. Tom Albrecht

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    Wow! Whodathunkit that a Moffatt lamp thread could get 35 replies? BUT, here's another (my second). I opened your link for the heck of it and discovered the optional magnifying glass attachment-- it just arrived today and it's great. I may have to get another for the grinder.
     
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  17. Mark Hepburn

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    Yeah Tom, it's kind of funny. You never know where a thread will end up going. Which is a lot of fun I think. I'm going to have to go back and check that link because a magnifying glass would be great. I didn't even notice it.
     
  18. Bill Boehme

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    Thanks. Yes, rightfully it is my art studio for photography and woodturning. :D

    I need to figure out the best approach to mentioning that if we could possibly relocate that sewing machine and table then there would be room for my Robust American Beauty. :D That French Provincial tool storage cabinet in the background is a little over the top with its glass doors, but I suppose that it could stay.

    You are absolutely right and the Area 51 poster does go a long way in setting the mood. Actually my wedding photography career was short lived ... just one wedding to be exact. It wasn't until later that I discovered that the film never did properly engage in the take up spool when I loaded it in the camera. (Note to kids who grew up in the digital age: this is highly technical stuff that you wouldn't understand it anyway). In the long run it was for the better because the union didn't last although the bride probably would have derived some enjoyment from destroying the pictures. Ever since then I only photograph inanimate objects.
     
  19. Bill Boehme

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    Our club members get a discount at the local Rockler's and Woodcraft stores so I think that I paid about $54 :), but then there was sales tax. :(
     
  20. Mark Hepburn

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    Drying kiln? Or maybe just keep the nice gouges in there. But I'd put some hardware cloth over that glass for safety's sake.
     

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