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Reclaimed wood organic hinge lightswitch

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Reclaimed wood organic hinge lightswitch

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Maker, youtuber and woodworker. Watch me work wood in 24 frames per second: https://www.youtube.com/user/andii1701/videos
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Re: Reclaimed wood organic hinge lightswitch

How does it work?

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Re: Reclaimed wood organic hinge lightswitch

@AndrewJones Would you please be able to explain to new Workshop member @CharlieG how your hinge lightswitch works?

 

@CharlieG Let me extend a very warm welcome to Workshop. It's great to have you join us. Please let me know if you need a hand getting the most from the site.

 

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Re: Reclaimed wood organic hinge lightswitch

Hi @CharlieG think of wood as a bunch of tiny straws glued together. These straws are flexible when only a small number are together. Think of a thin wood shaving, it's flexible. So if you weeken this straw structure in the right places, like the saw marks at the back of the switch the wood starts to become springy. It took me a while to figure out the right number of cuts to get it springy. But got there in the end. Watch the build video more for more:

 

Maker, youtuber and woodworker. Watch me work wood in 24 frames per second: https://www.youtube.com/user/andii1701/videos
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Junior Contributor

Re: Reclaimed wood organic hinge lightswitch

Thanks Jason

 

I figured it out when I saw the other photo of it next to your lamp you made. I like that too.

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