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Blog entry by Lampman posted 863 days ago 3622 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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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 863 days ago

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

Dennis

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Dave

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#2 posted 862 days ago

I agree Dennis, how is that done?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 862 days ago

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

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

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WVTODD

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#4 posted 862 days ago

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 862 days ago

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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Lampman

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#6 posted 862 days ago

Todd,
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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Ken90712

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#7 posted 861 days ago

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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