A True Spiral Lamp

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Blog entry by Lampman posted 03-13-2012 06:22 PM 3843 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Pictures of how my lamp was made.All things are possible with patience and tenacityhim

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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#1 posted 03-13-2012 07:07 PM

thanks for sharing :-)
but the way of boring thrugh the four spirals … how the heck did you do that


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#2 posted 03-14-2012 02:07 AM

I agree Dennis, how is that done?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 04:40 AM

Fantastic, well done! Pure ingenuity and no legacy mill there…

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 01:11 PM

Id like the video, but would love to see it done on in person, and also like to know how the holes are drilled, its like the bit has a mind of its own. Nice work on the lamps.

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 01:51 PM

It looks as though the spirals have to be precision cut so that a tube could be bent to precisely the same
spiral, then a special cable driven cutter head mounted onto the front of the tube. The cable would have
had to have flexible auger wound around it to allow for chip removal. That is what I think, but I have been
wrong several times before. Thank you for sharing and now I think I will go play in the workshop and see
if I can finish my half circle cutting jig.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 01:57 PM

everyone is interested in how holes were drilled through the spirals.
You could say I control this flex shaft with magnets.
But, the more difficult part is, making each spiral round.
I appreciate all the comments and questions.
All things are possible with patience and tenacity.

-- all things possible with patience and tenacity.

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#7 posted 03-15-2012 03:03 PM

What a amazing video and concept. Some of you make me want to quit woodworking! LOL

Very cool post!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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